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  • October 21, 2012
  • • 7:08 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
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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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

LA Galaxy

Wins
0
3
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
56%
31%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 1
LA Galaxy GAL
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 2
LA Galaxy GAL

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