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  • April 21, 2012
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: E. Bazakos
  • • Attendance: 10202
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Real Salt Lake

The top two teams in the West meet up in California, with San Jose looking to reverse some recent poor results against RSL.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Morrow, Corrales; Baca, Cronin, Moreno, Dawkins; Stephenson, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R hamstring strain); FW Alan Gordon (L hamstring strain); FW Steven Lenhart (R hamstring strain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Olave, Borchers, Wingert; Johnson, Beckerman, Gil, Velasquez; Espindola, Saborio.

INJURY REPORT

DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain); MF Nico Muñiz (R MCL sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Ned Grabavoy (L rib cage dislocation); MF Javier Morales (R hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Enzo Martinez (lower back spasms)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • San Jose last beat RSL in the league on May 30, 2009. Since then, Salt Lake has won three and drawn two. Last year RSL won the two meetings by a aggregate 5-0 scoreline.
  • These teams sit atop the Western Conference standings. The 'Quakes have 13 points, two behind RSL, but with a game in hand.
  • Chris Wondolowski, with seven goals, is in a three-way tie for the goalscoring lead. The other two on seven for the season play for the New York Red Bulls: Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper.
  • Marvin Chavez is suspended for this match after a nasty tackle on Roy Miller during the 2-2 tie between San Jose and New York last week.
  • Shea Salinas will also miss out. Rafael Marquez kicked and broke his clavicle in the same game. The Mexican international will sit out the next three games as punishment.

Players to watch

C. Wondolowski

Position: Attacker

Games: 26

  • 14
  • 2
  • 0

K. Beckerman

Position: Midfielder

Games: 30

  • 3
  • 4
  • 0

Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Real Salt Lake

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
26%
69%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
0 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL

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