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  • September 2, 2012
  • • 21:20
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 10525

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Chivas USA

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Chivas USA

With its ownership and management in flux, the Goats travel north on the I-5 to take on the league-topping Earthquakes.

San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Opara, Morrow; Chavez, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Gordon, Wondolowski.


OUT: MF Jean-Marc Alexandre (R knee MCL sprain); MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Jason Hernandez (R hamstring strain); MF Shea Salinas (L hamstring strain); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, Valencia, Califf, Jazic; Bolanos, Joseph, LaBrocca, Bowen; Townsend, Agudelo.


OUT: MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)
  • Chivas USA is in seventh place in the West, two spots out of a playoff berth. The Goats hold three games in hand over most playoff competitors. San Jose has the best record in MLS.
  • Along with a league-leading 52 goals scored in 2012, San Jose also tops MLS with 57 assists, eight clear of second place LA Galaxy.
  • With two goals in the 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids, Alan Gordon has 11 this season. That trumps his total from the past three seasons combined. His 1.10 goals/90 minutes means Gordon could become only the third player to finish a season with double-digit goals and a better than 1.0 goals/90 minute record.
  • This week, the Cue brothers, Antonio and Lorenzo, sold their half of Chivas USA to Jorge Vergara and his wife, Angélica Fuentes. A report in the LA Times indicated general manager Jose Domene, but Domene took to Twitter Thursday night to deny those rumors.
  • On Wednesday, powered by a double from Shalrie Joseph and two assists from Juan Agudelo, the Goats roared back from three goals down to draw 3-3 with the New England Revolution.


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18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
24Alan GordonStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
16Steven LenhartStriker
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
16J. AgudeloStriker
-Casey TownsendStriker
7Tristan BowenStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-J. CorreaStriker

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