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  • May 13, 2012
  • • 7:06 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: R. Salazar
  • • Attendance: 9619

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.

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


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.


OUT: MF Marvin Iraheta (L knee ACL)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Ben Zemanski (R knee MCL sprain)
  • 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.


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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
-T. MorenoMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
5Brad RingMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
24Alan GordonStriker
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
44Heath PearceDefender
-John Alexander Valencia HinestrozaDefender
26James RileyDefender
6Ante JazicDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
-Laurent CourtoisMidfielder
51M. BolañosMidfielder
15Alejandro MorenoStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
28Tim MeliaGoalkeeper
31Rauwshan McKenzieDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
18Blair GavinMidfielder
-Ryan SmithMidfielder
-Juan Pablo AngelStriker
Players to Watch
Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
15 8 1 0
J. Correa
J. Correa
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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