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September 29, 2012 10:30 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ G. Gamble‎
Attendance:‬ 10744‎
 

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

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Chavez, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Wondolowski, Gordon.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
81Marvin ChávezMidfielder
24Alan GordonStriker
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
24Jed ZaynerDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
16Steven LenhartStriker
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
11JacksonDefender
-H. PertúzDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
-Brek SheaMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
40Richard SanchezGoalkeeper
-C. RodríguezDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
19Scott SealyStriker
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