Cali Clásico Part II: San Jose Looking for Revenge in Second Trip to LA

San Jose Notes and Injuries

Form — L-W-D-L-W (18 points, 5th place in Western Conference)

  • Last Week — The Quakes had last weekend off, but did play a friendly against La Liga side Real Sociedad midweek, winning 2-1.

  • Anibal Godoy will suspended if he picks up a yellow card on Sunday.
  • Matheus Silva clashed heads with Real Sociedad midfielder Xabi Prieto on Wedneday, and reported feeling dizzy after. He is doubtful for Sunday’s match.
  • Quincy Amarikwa (hamstring) and Innocent (ankle) are both out of Sunday’s match, and Andres Imperiale (calf) is doubtful.
  • Cordell Cato saw 30 minutes of action midweek, and looked very lively. He should be available for selection against the Galaxy.
  • Chris Wondolowski was selected to the USMNT squad for Copa America, but should stay with the Quakes through Sunday’s match.
  • Long-term San Jose injuries: Marc Pelosi, Clarence Goodson, Mark Sherrod.

 

Los Angeles Notes and Injuries

Form — W-W-D-W-D (19 points, 4th place in Western Conference)

  • Last Week — The Galaxy let a 2-1 lead slip as the Philadelphia Union claimed a 2-2 draw, with rookie Keegan Rosenberry scoring his first MLS goal for the equalizer.

  • Center back Jelle Van Damme will receive a one game suspension if he is cautioned against the Quakes.
  • Former Quake Alan Gordon is listed as questionable with a groin injury.

 

Predicted Starting Lineup

Chad Barrett could be in line for another start with Amarikwa and Innocent still out, but an alternative would be to put Simon Dawkins just behind Wondolowski and include either Shea Salinas or Matías Pérez Gárcia on the wing. Jordan Stewart looked comfortable in his return from injury in the friendly against Sociedad, but it may be too early to see him in the starting XI, especially on the road against the Galaxy.

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Matchup

Odds — LA -165, SJ +425, Draw +330

  • This is the second match at the Stubhub Center this season, with the Quakes falling 3-1. Simon Dawkins was sent off on the stroke of halftime, with all goals coming in the second half.
  • After beating Houston in their last MLS match, the Quakes moved up two spots to 10th in the mlssoccer.com power rankings.
  • The Galaxy moved up to second in the rankings, their highest post this season.
  • Last five San Jose matches: scored 1.2 goals per game, allowed 0.8 per game.
  • Last five Los Angeles matches: scored 3.4 goals per game, allowed 1.6 per game.

Photo: sjearthquakes.com

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