The Earthquakes have not lost at home since their season opener and now welcome a Colorado side shorn of Edson Buddle.
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Attakora, Morrow; Chavez, Cronin, Baca, Salinas; Wondolowski, Jahn.
OUT: Jason Hernandez (R calf strain), Brad Ring (R knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: David Bingham (L quad strain), Ty Harden (Osteitis pubis), Peter McGlynn (Osteitis pubis), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms)
|Coloraod Rapids (4-3-3): Irwin; Mullan, Moor, O’Neil, Klute; Sturgis, Rivero, Powers; Harris, Brown, Mwanga.||
OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Hendry Thomas (L hamstring strain), Jaime Smith (R groin strain), Marvell Wynne (R quad strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Colorado Rapids, currently in fifth place in the Western Conference, are coming off of an impressive 2-0 away win over the Columbus Crew.
- San Jose is trying to bounce back after a shocking 4-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders.
- The last time these two clubs met was October 2012. Chris Wondolowski scored a hat trick, which helped the Earthquakes to a 4-1 defeat of the Rapids.
- San Jose has only lost once at home this season, when Real Salt Lake defeated the Goonies 2-0 at the season opener.
- Marvin Chavez's two game suspension was reduced by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, allowing him to be available for Saturday’s match. The Rapids' Edson Buddle is suspended for the San Jose match due to a tackle against Columbus Crew’s Tony Tchani. The Rapids have yet to win this season without Buddle on the field.