SAN JOSE, Calif.
1 p.m. PT (ESPN2)
A rematch of the season opener at RFK Stadium sees both teams come into the game looking to reverse their recent fortunes. The defending champion San Jose Earthquakes haven't really gotten untracked this season, but a disappointing loss last weekend followed their only victory of the campaign. D.C. United won that opening match against the Quakes in Washington, but have since lost twice to the MetroStars and Chicago Fire after losing a late lead in a draw with Los Angeles.
REFEREE: Abbey Okulaja SAR (bench): Steven Davidson; JAR (opposite): Paul Scott; 4th: Brent Sorg
MLS Career: 12 games; FC/gm: 32.8; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 2; pens: 6
Games involving Earthquakes: P4 W2 L1 T1; FC/gm: 27.8; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 0; pens: 0
Games involving United: P2 W1 L1 T0; FC/gm: 44.5; Y/gm: 6.0; R: 1; pens: 2
INJURY REPORT: SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES - OUT: DF Chris Roner (R ankle surgery); DF Eddie Robinson (L hamstring rupture); QUESTIONABLE: DF Todd Dunivant (L quad strain) ... D.C. UNITED - OUT: FW Santino Quaranta (adductor surgery); FW Eliseo Quintanilla (R fibula fracture); FW Thiago Martins (L ACL surgery)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
YELLOW PERIL: none
ALL-TIME (20 meetings): Earthquakes 10 wins (3 shootout), 31 goals ... United 8 wins (0 shootout), 36 goals ... 2 draws
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
The defending MLS Cup champion San Jose Earthquakes lost for the second time in four matches this season, a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids in Denver leaving the Quakes tied for last place in the West. San Jose has a victory and a draw to show for the season, level with the Kansas City Wizards at the foot of the Western Conference.
D.C. United lost for the second consecutive week and the first time on home turf, falling 1-0 to the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The loss left United with four points from four matches, three points adrift of the Eastern Conference-leading MetroStars and a point behind the Fire.