Last season's Supporters' Shield winner hosts the Whitecaps, who haven't won away this season or against San Jose in their short MLS history.
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Harden, Hernandez, Bernardez, Morrow; Salinas, Cronin, Baca, Corrales; Wondolowski, Jahn.
OUT: Mehdi Ballouchy (L torn ACL), Steven Beitashour (sports hernia repair), Steven Lenhart (R knee surgery), Tommy Muller (low back spasms)
QUESTIONABLE: Mike Fucito (L foot laceration), Marvin Chavez (R MCL sprain), Alan Gordon (L foot surgery), Marcus Tracy (L ankle injury)
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Reo-Coker, Koffie; Hurtado, Kobayashi, Camilo; Miller.||
OUT: Bryce Alderson (R knee pain), Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Omar Salgado (R foot pain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- In this series, neither team has lost at home. San Jose won the first three MLS meetings, and Vancouver took the last two.
- The Earthquakes' three-game unbeaten run came to a halt last week in a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo. San Jose has lost three straight times to Houston.
- Ramiro Corrales became the 18th player in MLS history to reach 300 league appearances in that match against the Dynamo. The 36-year-old is the last active player left from the inaugural MLS season in 1996.
- The Whitecaps have lost both away games this year and won both home matches.
- The 'Quakes won the Supporters' Shield last year and Chris Wondolowski won the Golden Boot.