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  • September 24, 2011
  • • 9:07 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - San Jose Earthquakes

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - San Jose Earthquakes

Colorado will look to reverse a three-game losing streak in the league when San Jose comes to visit on Saturday.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Comminges; Mullan, Larentowicz, Mastroeni, Nyassi; Cummings, Folan.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (R knee arthroscopic surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain / R calf strain)

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Attakora, Burling, Morrow; Baca, Ring, Dawkins, Corrales; Stephenson, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Bobby Convey (neck strain); MF Andre Luiz (L knee injury); DF Ike Opara (L foot injury); FW Alan Gordon (surgery); FW Steven Lenhart (family leave)

DOUBTFUL: DF Jason Hernandez (L quadriceps strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Justin Morrow (R hamstring strain); FW Scott Sealy (L groin strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • San Jose has 30 points from 29 games, tied for the third-worst record in the league and seven points off a playoff spot.

  • Colorado, with 41 points, sits among the wild card berths. However, the Rapids are in the midst of a three-game losing streak in the league and dropped a CONCACAF Champions League match to Real Espana midweek.
  • Sanna Nyassi scored for Colorado against Toronto FC in a 2-1 loss last week, taking his tally up to five goals in the past eight matches.
  • Colorado won the reverse fixture, coming from behind to take a 2-1 win in Buck Shaw Stadium on Aug. 13.
  • Chris Wondolowski, last year's golden boot winner, has 10 goals this year, two off the league lead.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
-Miguel CommingesDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
-Sanna NyassiMidfielder
25Pablo MastroeniMidfielder
18Caleb FolanStriker
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
16Ross LaBauexMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
9Andre AkpanStriker
-Macoumba KandjiStriker
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Nana AttakoraDefender
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
-Simon DawkinsStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
33Chris LeitchDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
19Scott SealyStriker
17Joey GjertsenStriker
-Matthew LuzunarisStriker
-Maxwell Ramon GriffinStriker

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