SAN JOSE, Calif.
7 pm PT (FSN-NE)
The San Jose Earthquakes remain at home for the second game of a three-game homestand around the All-Star break coming off their best performance of the season, showing signs of shaking a season-long injury crisis with a resounding 3-1 victory against the Colorado Rapids that pulled them within immediate striking distance of third place in the West. They play host to a New England Revolution side that has similarly been hit by injury all season, yet still find themselves just two victories out of top spot in the Eastern Conference.
REFEREE: Andrew Chapin. SAR (bench): George Gansner; JAR (opposite): Jose Andrade; 4th: Ricardo Valenzuela
MLS Career: 1 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 5.0; R: 1; pens: 1
Games involving Earthquakes: first game
Games involving Revolution: first game
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES - OUT: DF Chris Roner (R ankle surgery); DF Eddie Robinson (L hamstring rupture); DOUBTFUL: MD Ian Russell (R hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Troy Dayak (upper back sprain); PROBABLE: DF Jeff Agoos (R calf strain); DF Ryan Cochrane (R hip strain); FW Jamil Walker (R ankle sprain)
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: DF Carlos Llamosa (L knee sprain); FW Joe-Max Moore (R knee sprain); DF Rusty Pierce (R quadriceps contusion); DOUBTFUL: GK Kyle Singer (R shoulder sprain); GK Adin Brown (concussion); QUESTIONABLE: MF Brian Kamler (L hamstring strain); FW Felix Brillant (R quadriceps contusion)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
YELLOW PERIL: SJ: Brian Mullan (16 CP) ... NE: Marshall Leonard (18 CP); Avery John (20 CP)
ALL-TIME (23 meetings): Earthquakes 13 wins (0 shootout), 47 goals ... Revolution 8 wins (2 shootout), 33 goals ... 2 draws
AT SPARTAN STADIUM (11 meetings): Earthquakes 6 wins (0 shootout), 24 goals ... Revolution 4 wins (2 shootout), 17 goals ... 1 draw
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
The San Jose Earthquakes ended a three-game losing streak and five-match winless run with their finest outing of the season, a 3-1 victory at home against the Colorado Rapids last Saturday. That pulled the Quakes into a tie for fourth place in the Western Conference with the Dallas Burn on 20 points from 16 matches, still 12 points behind the pace of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
The New England Revolution ran their unbeaten run to three matches, playing to a draw for the second time in that run in a 1-1 result away to the Columbus Crew - then played to another draw at midweek against the A-League Rochester Raging Rhinos before being cruelly dumped out of the U.S. Open Cup on penalties. The Revolution are still in last place in the Eastern Conference with 17 points from 17 matches, two behind fourth-place Chicago Fire but just six points out of first place.