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  • July 18, 2012
  • • 11:20 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: K. Stott
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - FC Dallas

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - FC Dallas

Marc Piscotty

Major League Soccer's top team hosts the Hoops, who are coming off a much-needed road win.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Chavez, Baca, Cronin, Salinas; Gordon, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (L ankle sprain); MF Sam Garza (rib fracture); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); FW Steven Lenhart (concussion symptoms); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury);

PROBABLE: MF Simon Dawkins (L shoulder sprain)
FC Dallas (4-5-1): Hartman; Loyd, Pertuz, Hedges, Benitez; Hernandez, Villar, Jacobson, Ferreira, Shea; Castillo.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Bobby Warshaw (R foot fracture); DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms); DF Alex Lee (lower abdominal strain); DF George John (concussion symptoms); FW Blas Perez (R foot sprain);

PROBABLE: MF Ricardo Villar (R foot strain); MF David Ferreira (R foot surgery); MF Daniel Hernandez (R knee soreness); MF Jackson (R ankle sprain); DF Jair Benitez (R knee contusion)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • San Jose is coming off a 5-0 home thrashing of Real Salt Lake. MLS goalscoring leader Chris Wondolowski had a hat trick in the match.
  • FC Dallas finally ended its 13-game winless streak Saturday, earning a 2-1 win against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
  • The five-goal output against RSL was the second time San Jose scored five this season. The Quakes lead MLS with 41 goals scored in 2012.
  • These teams met back on July 7, with neither side getting on the scoresheet in a 0-0 draw.
  • Wondolowski now has 17 goals this season – one more than he scored last year, when he tied for the league goalscoring lead.
  • This game could mark Julian de Guzman's FCD debut. The Canadian was acquired from Toronto FC last week.

Last Five Matches

SJ Earthquakes

  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Dallas

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
68%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 0
FC Dallas DAL
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 0
FC Dallas DAL
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
0 - 0
FC Dallas DAL

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