The Earthquakes return to league play for the first time since May 27, taking on Western Conference opponent Colorado.
|Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Moor, Freeman; Mullan, Larentowicz, Rivero, Castrillon; Edu, Cascio.
OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)
DOUBTFUL: DF Marvell Wynne (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Omar Cummings (L ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R knee ACL tear); MF Ross LaBauex (sports hernia); FW Conor Casey (R hamstring strain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Bingham; Beitashour, Bernardez, Morrow, Corrales; Chavez, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Wondolowski, Lenhart.
OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- San Jose leads the all-time record against Colorado with 21 wins to 18 (nine draws). The 'Quakes are also ahead in the standings, 27 points good enough for second in the West, with the Rapids fifth on 19 points.
- In the last seven Colorado-based games between these teams, the Rapids have only won once.
- Marvin Chavez, Steven Beitashour and Martin Rivero are tied for third in MLS with five assists each.
- San Jose hasn't played a league game since May 27. Colorado featured as recently as Saturday, losing 1-0 to the Vancovuer Whitecaps.
- Goalkeeper Jon Busch is suspended for this game.