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San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 17
San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy
Stanford Stadium — Stanford
June 29 — 10:00 PM ET


A longstanding rivalry is renewed as Round 1 of the California Clasico between the San Jose Earthquakes and the LA Galaxy is set for Stanford Stadium Saturday night. 

The Quakes (6-6-4) enter the match unbeaten in their last five and moved above the playoff line and into sixth place in the Western Conference following a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium. Vako struck for a brace, scoring a goal in each half and nearly added a third if not for a quality Joe Willis save. The Georgian international has five goals in his last three games in all competitions. 

The Galaxy (10-6-1) returned from the Gold Cup break to beat FC Cincinnati at a sold-out Nippert Stadium last Saturday. Emmanuel Boateng and Favio Alvarez scored three minutes apart inside the opening 15 minutes to give the visitors a two-goal lead they wouldn't relinquish. 

Since the start of the 2003 season, the Earthquakes have lost just three of their 23 league home games against the Galaxy (12W-8D). They have been held scoreless in just four of those matches, per Opta. 

San Jose Earthquakes

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Anibal Godoy (M) - abdomen surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Harold Cummings (D)
  • International duty: Nick Lima (D), Harold Cummings (D)

LA Galaxy

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Romain Alessandrin (M) - knee surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Giancarlo Gonzalez (D), Uriel Antuna (F), Jonathan dos Santos (M), Rolf Feltscher (D)

Series Matchup at Earthquakes

  • Earthquakes: 16 wins, 55 goals
  • Galaxy: 11 wins, 49 goals
  • 9 draws


  • Referee: Kevin Stott
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Garner, Jeff Hosking
  • 4th Official: Baldomero Toledo
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazar

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