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  • August 13, 2011
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: P. Ward
  • • Attendance: 10525
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Colorado Rapids

Winless in 10, a club record, the Earthquakes will be desperate for three points against the visiting Rapids. Colorado hasn't won in San Jose since 2003.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Burling, Hernandez, Corrales; Gjertsen, Ring, Cronin, Convey; Stephenson, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Alan Gordon (rectus abdominis tear; L/R hip adductor tear); MF Andre Luiz (L knee injury); DF Ike Opara (L foot injury)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Simon Dawkins (R hamstring strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Wynne, Moor; Mullan, Mastroeni, Larentowicz, Thompson; Cummings, Nyassi.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Conor Casey (L achilles tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L knee sprain)

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Jamie Smith (R hamstring strain); FW Caleb Folan (R groin tightness)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Colorado is fourth in the Western Conference with 37 points. San Jose would be last with 25 points were it not for expansion side Vancouver Whitecaps FC's lowly 18 points.
  • San Jose tied the year's other expansion side, the Portland Timbers, last week. However, that only extended the team's winless streak to 10, a club record.

  • The Earthquakes have failed to score in seven of those matches. Defender Steven Beitashour leads the team with four assists.

  • After Conor Casey tore his Achilles, Sanna Nyassi has stepped into the striking void, scoring four goals in the past four matches. Nyassi assisted Omar Cummings' goal in the 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew last week.
  • Colorado hasn't won in San Jose since 2003. Of the seven matches since, the Earthquakes have won three and drawn four.

Players to watch

S. Beitashour

Position: Defender

Games: 0

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S. Nyassi

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Colorado Rapids

Wins
2
3
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
17%
29%
54%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 2
Colorado Rapids RAP
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
0 - 2
Colorado Rapids RAP

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