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  • October 21, 2012
  • • 7:08 PM
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - LA Galaxy

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - LA Galaxy

Thearon W. Henderson

The last California Clasico of the season sees the two teams jockey for spots in the playoffs.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Mehdi Ballouchy (L knee ACL tear); MF Jacob Hustedt (L ankle surgery); MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Ike Opara (concussion)

PROBABLE: GK David Bingham (R wrist sprain); MF Simon Dawkins (R ankle sprain); DF Justin Morrow (R shoulder sprain)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Saunders; Franklin, Meyer, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Sarvas, Beckham, Juninho, Magee; Keane, Buddle.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF A.J. DeLaGarza (L knee sprain); DF Leonardo (R knee inflammation); MF Kyle Nakazawa (back spasms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Landon Donovan (L knee bone bruise)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • First and fourth in the Western Conference, respectively, these teams have already qualified for the playoffs.
  • The Earthquakes have scored multiple goals in seven consecutive matches.
  • In the two previous meetings between these teams this season, San Jose has come from behind to win. After the first, Steven Lenhard co-opted the phrase "Goonies never die" to describe the 'Quakes' resiliency.
  • Chris Wondolowski has scored 25 goals this year, two off the all-time MLS season high of 27, scored by Roy Lassiter in 1996.
  • Jason Hernandez is suspended for this match.

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Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
22Evan NewtonGoalkeeper
24Jed ZaynerDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
9Christian WilhelmssonMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
27Andrew BoyensDefender
-Bryan GaulDefender
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
33Jose VillarrealStriker

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