New York, riding a four-game home win streak against San Jose and some heady goalscoring numbers, prepares to welcome the 'Quakes to Red Bull Arena.
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Meara; Solli, Holgersson, Keel, Miller; Richards, Marquez, McCarty, Ballouchy; Cooper, Henry.
OUT: FW Juan Agudelo (L knee surgery recovery); MF Teemu Tainio (R knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Wilman Conde (groin strain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Morrow, Corrales; Chavez, Cronin, Baca, Salinas; Stephenson, Wondolowski.
OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L nonñspecific soft tissue injury)
DOUBTFUL: FW Alan Gordon (L hamstring strain); FW Steven Lenhart (R hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Sercan Guvenisik (R hip flexor strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- San Jose leads the all-time meetings against New York with a 15-10-7 record. However, the Red Bulls won one and drew away against the 'Quakes last season. New York now has a four-game home winning streak going against San Jose.
- Thierry Henry leads the league with seven goals and four assists. He has won the MLS Player of the Week award three times in a row, a record. He and Kenny Cooper (six goals) have outscored every other team thus far. Chris Wondolowski is tied with Cooper for second on the goalscoring charts, also with six.
- Each team is second in its conference.
- San Jose beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 last week to extend its winning streak to three in a row. Overall the 'Quakes have won four out of five and sit three points back of Real Salt Lake, which has played an extra game.
- The Red Bulls have also won three straight, becoming the first team in MLS to win three consecutive games by three goals or more. New York lost its first two games of the season.