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  • April 21, 2012
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: E. Bazakos
  • • Attendance: 10202

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.

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


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.


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)
  • 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.


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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
33Steven BeitashourDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
-T. MorenoMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
5Brad RingMidfielder
-Jean AlexandreMidfielder
17Sam GarzaStriker
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
24Alan GordonStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
28Chris SchulerDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
-Emiliano Nicolas BonfigliStriker
Players to Watch
Chris Wondolowski
Chris Wondolowski
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
21 13 2 0
Kyle Beckerman
Kyle Beckerman
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 5
Games Goals YC RC
22 2 3 0
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