MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - San Jose Earthquakes
Fresh off making a coaching change, San Jose is headed back to the Rocky Mountains, where it was spanked 3-0 in its last MLS appearance.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Irwin; Mullan, Wynne, Moor, Klute; Thomas, Sturgis, Powers; Brown, Harris, Buddle.||
OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Martin Rivero (R foot injury), Jaime Smith (R groin strain), Hendry Thomas (L hamstring strain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Morrow, Corrales; Martinez, Baca, Cronin, Chavez; Wondolowski, Gordon.||
OUT: Nana Attakora (concussion), Mike Fucito (R ankle sprain), Ty Harden (osteitis pubis)
QUESTIONABLE: Sam Garza (R quad strain), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms), Marcus Tracy (R knee sprian)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- San Jose lost to Colorado's Rocky Mountain cup rival Real Salt Lake 3-0 in its last game.
- Since then, Frank Yallop has left the 'Quakes, with former assistant Mark Watson named interim head coach. San Jose has won one of the last 11 matches.
- In the earlier meeting between these teams, they drew 1-1 on May 18. The Earthquakes are unbeaten in five against the Rapids.
- Victor Bernardez is suspended for this match.
- Colorado, unbeaten in six, is sixth in the West. San Jose is two spots and five points back.
Top 3 Predictions
Colorado Rapids 1-2 San Jose Earthquakes
- 22.22 %
Colorado Rapids 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes
- 22.22 %
Colorado Rapids 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 11.11 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 15, 2013||Colorado Rapids 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 18, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 6, 2012||Colorado Rapids 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 4|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 25, 2012||San Jose Earthquakes 4 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|
|-||Kevin Andrew Harbottle Carrasco||Striker|
Times In EDT
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