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September 14, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
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Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
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San Jose Earthquakes 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps: Playoffs looking out of reach

The lowest Western Conference sides with realistic playoff aspirations both saw the postseason get a little less attainable.

By Keith Hickey

Shea Salinas - San Jose Earthquakes; Kenny Miller - Vancouver Whitecaps
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The San Jose Earthquakes and the Vancouver Whitecaps played to a scoreless draw neither side wanted.

Desperate to stay in the playoff race, both sides were looking for a win, but a complete lack of goals meant they had to settle for just a point apiece leaving the 'Caps and 'Quakes in the seventh and eighth places, respectively.

Defender Clarence Goodson wasted San Jose's best chance of the night in the 19th minute. Alan Gordon's header from a corner was saved, but the ball fell to the U.S. international in front of goal. Despite the close range and the ease of the required finish, he was left with his head in his hands when a mishit shot put the ball over the net.

With just five games left for San Jose and six for Vancouver, making up a five-point deficit on Portland and overhauling FC Dallas may prove too big a task.


San Jose Earthquakes

18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
V. Bernárdez
Defender
 - 
3
Jordan Stewart
Defender
 - 
33
 - 
44
C. Goodson
Defender
82′
 - 
-
Ramiro Corrales
Defender
63′ 80′
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
59′
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
82′
 - 
8
 - 
24
Alan Gordon
Striker
46′
 - 

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 - 
1
David Ousted
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
-
Brad Rusin
Defender
31′
 - 
12
 - 
-
 - 
29
Matthew Watson
Midfielder
 - 
20
 - 
-
Jun Davidson
Midfielder
 - 
28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
 - 
9

Substitutes

1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
21
 - 
-
Jaime Alas
Midfielder
82′
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
59′
 - 
-
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
Jay DeMerit
Defender
31′
 - 
16
 - 
31
 - 
11
 - 
23
 - 
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2