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  • September 15, 2012
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MLS Preview: Chivas USA - San Jose Earthquakes

The league's best and worst offenses meet in the Home Depot Center with San Jose the first team to qualify for the playoffs.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, Valencia, McKenzie, Jazic; Zemanski, Joseph, LaBrocca, Bolanos; Townsend, Agudelo.

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: DF Danny Califf (R hamstring strain); GK Tim Melia (lower back)

PROBABLE: MF Ryan Smith (R hamstring strain); MF Peter Vagenas (R hamstring strain)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Chavez, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Gordon, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); MF Sercan Guvenisik (L hamstring strain); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

PROBABLE: DF Jason Hernandez (R hamstring strain); MF Shea Salinas (L hamstring strain); DF Jed Zayner (R quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Goats' 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders last weekend clinched San Jose's spot in the playoffs. The Earthquakes were the first team to clinch and lead MLS.
  • The Earthquakes have the best record in MLS. Chivas USA is one point off the basement of the Western Conference.
  • Two weeks ago San Jose dispatched Chivas 4-0, with MLS original Ramiro Corrales scoring twice. The 35-year-old recorded three assists against the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 25.
  • The Goats have scored the fewest goals in MLS this season - 21. San Jose leads the league in scoring, with 56.
  • The Earthquakes picked up former Aalborg striker Marcus Tracy in a weighted lottery on Thursday, further adding to their forward crop.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Chivas USA

SJ Earthquakes

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
Draw
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
25%
75%

Top 3 Predictions

CD Chivas USA CHI
0 - 8
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
CD Chivas USA CHI
8 - 7
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
CD Chivas USA CHI
0 - 2
San Jose Earthquakes SJE

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