Quakes Return Home For Midweek Match Against Houton
San Jose Notes and Injuries
Form — D-D-W-D-L (15 points, 5th place in Western Conference)
Last Week — The Quakes ran into a streaking Seattle squad, and a rare penalty miss from Chris Wondolowski saw San Jose fail to score for the first time since August 2015. Full highlights here.
- Anibal Godoy is back after serving a one-game suspension for a red card in the match against Philadelphia. Godoy will get another suspension if he picks up a yellow card against Houston.
- Innocent has an ankle strain and is unlikely to be ready to start.
- Andres Imperiale has an inflamed right toe and could be ready to return to the lineup by Wednesday evening.
- Quincy Amarikwa has been out of the last two matches with a hamstring injury and remains doubtful to play.
- Long-term San Jose injuries: Marc Pelosi, Cordell Cato, Clarence Goodson, Mark Sherrod.
Houston Notes and Injuries
Form — D-L-L-L-W (8 points, 10th place in Western Conference)
Last Week — The Dynamo snapped a six-game winless streak with a 2-0 home win against Sporting Kansas City.
- Center back David Horst made the MLS Team of the Week, while Forward Giles Barnes made the bench.
Predicted Starting Lineup
After a rather unexpected starting XI over the weekend, it is hard to predict what Dom Kinnear will serve up in the midweek game. Bingham, Francis, Bernardez, Godoy, and Wondolowski are locks. Marvell Wynne is as well, but he will be moved back to right back if Andres Imperiale is deemed fit. Matías Pérez García has been dynamic off the bench in the last two matches, and should certainly making a case for getting into the starting XI.
Odds — Houston +336, SJ –117, Draw +260
- These teams played three times last season, with the Dynamo winning the final two meetings.
- San Jose dropped two spots to 12th in the mlssoccer.com power rankings.
- Houston got themselves out of the bottom spot with their win over the weekend, moving up to 18th.
- Last five San Jose matches: scored 1.0 goals per game, allowed 1.2 per game.
- Last five Houston matches: scored 1.0 goals per game, allowed 1.6 per game.
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