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  • May 13, 2012
  • • 7:06 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 9619
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Chivas USA

This I-5 rivalry has typically gone the way of the Goats, but recent form suggests the 'Quakes are ready to rumble.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Morrow, Opara, Corrales; Baca, Cronin, Moreno, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); FW Alan Gordon (L hamstring strain); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
Chivas USA (4-4-2): Kennedy; Riley, McKenzie, Valencia, Pearce; Bolanos, Minda, LaBrocca, Flores; Angel, Correa.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Ben Zemanski (R knee MCL sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • San Jose is second in the West on 22 points. Chivas USA is second from bottom with nine.
  • The Earthquakes have scored the most goals in MLS - 21. Chris Wondolowski has a league-leading 11 goals. Chivas USA is tied for worst with five goals scored, from five different scorers.
  • Two historical statistics favor the Goats. Chivas USA has a 6-1-2 all-time record against its California rival, including two wins in 2011. Also, the Goats have won three of four games away, losing all five at home.
  • Steven Beitashour is tied for third in MLS with five assists.
  • Oswaldo Minda is suspended for yellow-card accumulation.

Players to watch

C. Wondolowski

Position: Attacker

Games: 26

  • 14
  • 2
  • 0

J. Correa

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Chivas USA

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
73%
20%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
3 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
3 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI

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