SAN JOSE, Calif.
7 p.m. PT (FSW/E; KCAL)
The Los Angeles Galaxy remain on the road for the second match in a week, facing a tiring coast-to-coast and back again stretch, but now buoyed by a second consecutive victory on their travels in a wild 4-2 win against D.C. United at RFK Stadium which extended their lead in the Western Conference and the MLS overall table. The San Jose Earthquakes got off to a slow start but also come into the match with spirits raised after a 2-1 victory against the Dallas Burn at the Cotton Bowl last weekend to run their unbeaten streak to three matches.
REFEREE: Jair Marrufo. SAR (bench): Tom Supple; JAR (opposite): George Gansner; 4th: Richard Heron
MLS Career: 17 games; FC/gm: 31.2; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 4; pens: 7
Games involving Earthquakes: P5 W3 L1 T1; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 1.8; R: 1; pens: 1
Games involving Galaxy: P3 W2 L1 T0; FC/gm: 32.3; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 2; pens: 2
INJURY REPORT: SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES - OUT: DF Chris Roner (R ankle surgery); DF Eddie Robinson (L hamstring rupture); DF Todd Dunivant (L quad strain); MD Chris Brown (L ankle sprain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Troy Dayak (upper back sprain); PROBABLE: FW Jamil Walker (R ankle sprain); DF Craig Waibel (R groin strain). ... LOS ANGELES GALAXY - OUT: FW Carlos Ruiz (R ankle sprain); DOUBTFUL: DF Tyrone Marshall (L MCL sprain); DF Danny Califf (R MCL sprain); MF Peter Vagenas (groin strain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Jovan Kirovski (R foot sprain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
YELLOW PERIL: LA: Peter Vagenas (10 CP in 2 gms)
ALL-TIME (30 meetings): Earthquakes 8 wins (1 shootout), 36 goals ...Galaxy 18 wins (4 shootout), 48 goals ... 4 draws
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
The San Jose Earthquakes pulled themselves back up to the .500 mark with a 2-1 victory against the Dallas Burn at the Cotton Bowl, their first victory in four matches. The Quakes now have nine points from seven matches on the season, with two wins, two losses and three ties, now in second place in the Western Conference, three points behind the Los Angeles Galaxy.
LOS ANGELES GALAXY
The Los Angeles Galaxy won for the second consecutive road match, a hat trick from Alejandro Moreno leading to a four-goal burst before halftime as they defeated D.C. United 4-2 at RFK Stadium on Wednesday. The Galaxy extended their lead in the MLS overall table to five points and in the Western Conference to six, though they have a match in hand over both the Chicago Fire (East leaders) and San Jose Earthquakes (second in West).