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  • July 14, 2012
  • • 10:40 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: A. Chapman
  • • Attendance: 10744

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Real Salt Lake

The top two teams in MLS duke it out for a third time this season in what is quickly becoming the one of most enticing machups in the league.

San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Chavez, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.


OUT: MF Sam Garza (rib fracture); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury); DOUBTFUL: MF Simon Dawkins (L shoulder sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Ike Opara (L hip flexor strain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Olave, Wingert; Steele, Beckerman, Morales, Johnson; Espindola, Saborio.


OUT: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone stress response)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain)

PROBABLE: MF Javier Morales (R knee hyperextension); DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain)
  • These teams have the two best records in the league. San Jose is one point ahead, largely thanks to two previous wins over RSL.
  • Alvaro Saborio's first MLS hat trick, against the Portland Timbers last week, moved him up to third on the league scoring charts, with 10 overall.
  • Marvin Chavez has eight assists this year. He had six in the previous three seasons combined. Chris Wondolowski leads the league with 14 goals. San Jose's 36 goals is also the best in MLS.
  • Both teams made moves this week. The Earthquakes cut Tressor Moreno and Anthony Ampaipitakwong loose, and Salt Lake signed forward Justin Braun.
  • Ramiro Corrales is suspended for this match. Saborio is one booking away from a suspension.


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Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
18Marvin ChávezMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
24Alan GordonStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
24Jed ZaynerDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
-Jean AlexandreMidfielder
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
21Terukazu TanakaDefender
-Emiliano Nicolas BonfigliStriker
17Justin BraunStriker

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