San Jose Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 22
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew SC
Avaya Stadium - San Jose
August 3 - 10:00 PM ET


The San Jose Earthquakes are looking to stay hot and win their fifth game in a row and sixth in their last seven when they face a Columbus Crew SC side that have won back-to-back games and are unbeaten in their last three.

The Earthquakes (11-7-4) moved up to fourth in the Western Conference with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids last Saturday at Avaya Stadium. Following an own goal by Lalas Abubakar in the 2nd minute, Vako continued his torrid pace with his sixth goal in his last seven games. Shea Salinas tacked on an insurance goal in the 83rd minute before Diego Rubio scored Colorado's first goal two minutes from full time. 

After nearly three months without a win, Crew SC (7-14-3) have made it back-to-back victories, defeating the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, on the road last Saturday night. One minute after Brian White's opening goal, Luis Argudo leveled for Columbus with his first MLS goal. Pedro Santos scored in the opening minute of the second half and again with six minutes remaining after Danny Royer leveled from the penalty spot.

San Jose
San Jose vs. Columbus

Saturday, August 3 at 10:00 PM ET
Avaya Stadium


San Jose Earthquakes

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

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Federico Higuain (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Gaston Sauro (D) - left thigh injury
    • OUT: Josh Williams (D) - right thigh injury
    • OUT: Waylon Francis (D) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Wil Trapp (M) - left knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jonathan Mensah (D) - right knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ricardo Clark (M) - left foot injury
  • Suspended: David Guzman (M)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Earthquakes

  • Earthquakes: 12 wins, 40 goals
  • Crew SC: 6 wins, 35 goals
  • 4 draws


  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees:  Eduardo Mariscal, TJ Zablocki
  • 4th Official:  Elton Garcia
  • VAR:  Apolinar Mariscal