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  • May 23, 2012
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MLS Preview: LA Galaxy - San Jose Earthquakes

With much of this game's firepower -- Donovan, Keane, Wondolowski -- missing through international duty, the California Clasico will need fireworks from elsewhere.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Perk; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Keat, Dunivant; Magee, Juninho, Beckham, Stephens; Buddle, Barrett.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: DF A.J.DeLaGarza (R heel bruise); DF Leonardo (R knee surgery)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Morrow, Corrales; Baca, Stephenson, Cronin, Dawkins; Lenhart, Gordon.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the second all-California matchup this week. Over the weekend, Chivas USA won the SuperClasico 1-0 againt the Galaxy.
  • David Junior Lopes is suspended for a handball on the line which led to the Goats' penalty. At the other end, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane miss out through international duty. Chris Wondolowski, who has scored 11 of San Jose's 23 goals this season, is with Donovan and the U.S. national team in Florida.
  • Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders returned to training but cannot play until doctors clear him. He entered the league's substance abuse and behavioral program, but claims it was for stress, not drugs or alcohol.
  • Los Angeles hasn't won in five straight games, sinking to the bottom of the Western Conference standings with 11 points from 11 games.
  • San Jose turned near-defeats into draws two games in a row, with former Galaxy forward Alan Gordon notching last-minute equalizers against Chivas USA and Columbus recently.

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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
19Chad BarrettStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
-Bill GaudetteGoalkeeper
22LeonardoDefender
-Bryan JordanStriker
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
-Michael StephensMidfielder
-Kyle NakazawaMidfielder
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
-T. MorenoMidfielder
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
-Marvin ChávezMidfielder
24Alan GordonStriker
Players to Watch
A.J. DeLaGarza
A.J. DeLaGarza
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
12 0 1 0
Alan Gordon
Alan Gordon
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 24
Games Goals YC RC
13 0 2 0
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