Fresh off making a coaching change, San Jose is headed back to the Rocky Mountains, where it was spanked 3-0 in its last MLS appearance.
|Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Irwin; Mullan, Wynne, Moor, Klute; Thomas, Sturgis, Powers; Brown, Harris, Buddle.||
OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Martin Rivero (R foot injury), Jaime Smith (R groin strain), Hendry Thomas (L hamstring strain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Morrow, Corrales; Martinez, Baca, Cronin, Chavez; Wondolowski, Gordon.||
OUT: Nana Attakora (concussion), Mike Fucito (R ankle sprain), Ty Harden (osteitis pubis)
QUESTIONABLE: Sam Garza (R quad strain), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms), Marcus Tracy (R knee sprian)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- San Jose lost to Colorado's Rocky Mountain cup rival Real Salt Lake 3-0 in its last game.
- Since then, Frank Yallop has left the 'Quakes, with former assistant Mark Watson named interim head coach. San Jose has won one of the last 11 matches.
- In the earlier meeting between these teams, they drew 1-1 on May 18. The Earthquakes are unbeaten in five against the Rapids.
- Victor Bernardez is suspended for this match.
- Colorado, unbeaten in six, is sixth in the West. San Jose is two spots and five points back.