MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - FC Dallas
FCD finds itself two points out of the playoff pace with a tough away match against the 'Quakes, who boast the best record and hottest scorer in MLS.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Chavez, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Wondolowski, Gordon.
OUT: MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Sam Garza (R ankle sprain); MF Sercan Guvenisik (L hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain); MF Simon Dawkins (R ankle sprain)
|FC Dallas (4-4-1-1): Hartman; Loyd, Hedges, Pertuz, Benitez; Jackson, de Guzman, Jacobson, Shea; Ferreira; Perez.
OUT: DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Jonathan Top (R ankle sprain); DF George John (R ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- San Jose is one of three teams that have secured berths in the postseason. The Earthquakes have the best record in the league, with 60 points.
- Dallas is two points behind the Vancouver Whitecaps in fifth place -- the last playoff slot -- in the West.
- Chris Wondolowski has scored 22 goals this season, an MLS high since 2002.
- San Jose won at home and drew away in the two previous meetings with Dallas this season.
- David Ferreira is expected to play this match with a broken nose and a mask.
Top 3 Predictions
San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 FC Dallas
- 66.67 %
San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 FC Dallas
- 33.33 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 26, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - FC Dallas 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 24, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - San Jose Earthquakes 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 25, 2013||FC Dallas 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 29, 2012||San Jose Earthquakes 3 - FC Dallas 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 18, 2012||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - FC Dallas 1|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|Oct 26, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - FC Dallas 1||MLS|
|Oct 23, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Heredia Jaguares 0||CCL|
|Oct 20, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Sep 29, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 1||MLS|
|-||Julian De Guzman||Defender|
|11||Fabian Andrés Castillo||Striker|
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