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  • June 30, 2012
  • • 10:10 PM
  • • Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 50391

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - LA Galaxy

The California Clasico highlights Saturday's slate of MLS action, with Landon Donovan facing his old club.

San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Corrales; Chavez, Stephenson, Cronin, Moreno; Lenhart, Wondolowski.


OUT: MF Simon Dawkins (L shoulder sprain); MF Sam Garza (rib fracture); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Lopes, Dunivant; Jimenez, Beckham, Juninho, Magee; Donovan, Keane.


OUT: DF Andrew Boyens (L sports hernia surgery); FW Edson Buddle (R knee surgery); FW Adam Cristman (concussion); DF Omar Gonzalez (L knee surgery); MF Dan Keat (R knee surgery); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms); FW Pat Noonan (R quad strain)
  • Bottom of the West coming out of the international break, three wins in a week saw the Galaxy blaze up the table to fifth, a playoff spot. San Jose is first in the conference with 13 points more than its California neighbor.
  • Landon Donovan, Todd Dunivant and Josh Saunders all won the MLS Cup in 2003 with the Earthquakes with current 'Quakes coach Frank Yallop as coach.
  • Donovan has either scored (six) or assisted (five) in all 11 games against his former club since joining the Galaxy in 2005.
  • San Jose has scored 12 goals after the 75th minute this season, four of which were stoppage-time winners. The Earthquakes haven't scored before the 70th minute since May 5.
  • Mike Magee has scored three goals and added an assist in the past two games. Alan Gordon, formerly of the Galaxy, has four goals and an assist in the past six matches.
  • Chris Wondolowski leads MLS in scoring with 13 goals. David Beckham is tied for third in assists with five.


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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
24Jed ZaynerDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
-T. MorenoMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
24Alan GordonStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
-David LopesDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
32David BeckhamMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
10Landon DonovanStriker
-Brian PerkGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
-Bryan JordanStriker
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
-Michael StephensMidfielder
19Chad BarrettStriker
Players to Watch
Alan Gordon
Alan Gordon
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 24
Games Goals YC RC
3 1 0 0
Landon Donovan
Landon Donovan
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
21 6 3 0
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