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July 28, 2012 10:40 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 10525‎
90+8′ Steven Lenhart
Chris Rolfe 37′

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Chicago Fire

Four players represented the Earthquakes in the All-Star Game. Now it's back to league action, where San Jose currently tops the pile.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Marco Pappa, Chicago Fire; Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes; MLS
Jonathan Daniel
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Zayner, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Gordon, Wondolowski.


OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Sam Garza (rib fracture); FW Steven Lenhart (concussion symptoms)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Pappa; Oduro.


OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)
  • Chicago has edged the all-time meetings with San Jose, posting a 12-8-11 record.
  • The Earthquakes are the best team in MLS right now. Their 43 points cannot be bettered in either conference. The Fire have 31 points, fifth best in the East.
  • Chris Wondolowski leads the league with 17 goals. He recently scored against Chelsea in the All-Star Game. The 3-2 win for MLS also featured Steve Beitashour, Ramiro Corrales and Justin Morrow.
  • The Fire swapped Designated Players this week. Federico Puppo rejoined Defensor Sporting Club on loan and Dutch striker Sherjill MacDonald took his spot in the Windy City.
  • Steve Beitashour and Marco Pappa are suspended for this match.

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2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
24Jed ZaynerDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
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6Shea SalinasMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
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24Alan GordonStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
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3Ike OparaDefender
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17Sam GarzaStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
25Sean JohnsonGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
4Jalil AnibabaDefender
4Austin BerryDefender
3Arne FriedrichDefender
12Logan PauseMidfielder
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8Dominic OduroStriker
14Patrick NyarkoStriker
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15Sherjill MacDonaldStriker
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