MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Colorado Rapids
Winless in 10, a club record, the Earthquakes will be desperate for three points against the visiting Rapids. Colorado hasn't won in San Jose since 2003.
By Zac Lee Rigg
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Burling, Hernandez, Corrales; Gjertsen, Ring, Cronin, Convey; Stephenson, Wondolowski.
OUT: FW Alan Gordon (rectus abdominis tear; L/R hip adductor tear); MF Andre Luiz (L knee injury); DF Ike Opara (L foot injury)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Simon Dawkins (R hamstring strain)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Wynne, Moor; Mullan, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson; Cummings, Nyassi.
OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L knee sprain)
PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain); FW Caleb Folan (R groin tightness)
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- Colorado is fourth in the Western Conference with 37 points. San Jose would be last with 25 points were it not for expansion side Vancouver Whitecaps FC's lowly 18 points.
San Jose tied the year's other expansion side, the Portland Timbers, last week. However, that only extended the team's winless streak to 10, a club record.
The Earthquakes have failed to score in seven of those matches. Defender Steven Beitashour leads the team with four assists.
- After Conor Casey tore his Achilles, Sanna Nyassi has stepped into the striking void, scoring four goals in the past four matches. Nyassi assisted Omar Cummings' goal in the 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew last week.
- Colorado hasn't won in San Jose since 2003. Of the seven matches since, the Earthquakes have won three and drawn four.
Top 3 Predictions
San Jose Earthquakes 1-1 Colorado Rapids
- 20.83 %
San Jose Earthquakes 1-2 Colorado Rapids
- 16.67 %
San Jose Earthquakes 0-2 Colorado Rapids
- 12.5 %
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