4/17 Regular Season NY Red Bulls vs. SJ Earthquakes – Scouting Report

4/17 Regular Season NY Red Bulls vs. SJ Earthquakes – Scouting Report

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San Jose Injuries/Updates

  • San Jose’s 3rd DP Innocent will be returning from suspension after an incident against Real Salt Lake, but FW Adam Jahn will be serving a 1 game suspension for a red card against Vancouver.
  • Jordan Stewart could be returning to full health, as he is not listed in the media guide’s injury list. It is doubtful that he will start in his first game back, but the Quakes could give him 5-10 minutes at the end of the game depending on the scoreline.
  • Shaun Francis is still out indefinitely with concussion symptoms, and Mark Sherrod and Steven Lenhart are still recovering from their knee injuries.
  • After being taken off in the game against Vancouver early for being “gassed,” Chris Wondolowski trained with the USMNT for their match against Mexico on Wednesday, but did not get into the game. He will probably be ready to go for Friday, but we could see him taken off at some point in the match again due to fatigue.

New York Red Bulls Scouting Report

  • The Quakes are not getting any breaks from the MLS schedule – they faced league best Vancouver last Saturday and now they will have to go on the road to face New York, who is undefeated this season. (8 pts, 2-0-2)
  • Lloyd Sam is on a bit of a hot streak – tallying 3 goals in the last 4 games. However, he is not the only Red Bull scorer to keep an eye on. Bradley Wright Phillips tied Chris Wondolowski’s single season scoring record last year, and also has 2 goals early this season.
  • Sacha Kljestan’s return to MLS has been relatively quiet, but regardless, he has still been extremely effective and instrumental for New York. Kljestan, Felipe and McCarthy, will make up the middle of the Red Bulls attack, and the Quakes will need to shut them down in order to keep Lloyd Sam and Bradley Wright Phillips off the score sheet.

Starting Lineup

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Anay Patel

I have been a lifelong Quakes fan, and founded Quakes Epicenter in November of 2014. I have been credentialed to cover the Quakes since the 2015 season, and currently serves as the lead editor of the website. Outside of the Quakes, I am currently a student at the University of Southern California studying Computer Science and Business Administration.

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