Four players represented the Earthquakes in the All-Star Game. Now it's back to league action, where San Jose currently tops the pile.
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Zayner, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Gordon, Wondolowski.
OUT: MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Sam Garza (rib fracture); FW Steven Lenhart (concussion symptoms)
|Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Pappa; Oduro.
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Chicago has edged the all-time meetings with San Jose, posting a 12-8-11 record.
- The Earthquakes are the best team in MLS right now. Their 43 points cannot be bettered in either conference. The Fire have 31 points, fifth best in the East.
- Chris Wondolowski leads the league with 17 goals. He recently scored against Chelsea in the All-Star Game. The 3-2 win for MLS also featured Steve Beitashour, Ramiro Corrales and Justin Morrow.
- The Fire swapped Designated Players this week. Federico Puppo rejoined Defensor Sporting Club on loan and Dutch striker Sherjill MacDonald took his spot in the Windy City.
- Steve Beitashour and Marco Pappa are suspended for this match.