Cali Clásico Part III: Quakes and Galaxy Face Off At Stanford Stadium

San Jose Notes and Injuries

Form — W-D-D-L-D (21 points, 7th place in Western Conference)

  • Last Week — The Quakes salvaged a draw on the road against Orlando thanks to a 94th minute stoppage time equalizer from Shea Salinas. Full highlights here.

  • The Quakes will still be missing Chris Wondolowski due to Copa America as the USMNT faces Colombia in the 3rd place match.
  • Salinas was named to the MLS Team of the Week after his goal and an assist against Orlando City.
  • Clarence Goodson is back in training, but may not be ready for the weekend. Jordan Stewart has not trained this week, but is questionable for the match (all credit to Colin Etnire).
  • Long-term San Jose injuries: Marc Pelosi, Mark Sherrod, Andres Imperiale, Kip Colvey.
  • Both Quakes central midfielders — Anibal Godoy and Fatai Alashe — will be suspended for a game if they pick up a yellow card against the Galaxy.

 

Los Angeles Notes and Injuries

Form — D-L-D-L-D (22 points, 4th place in Western Conference)

  • Last Week — The Galaxy played league leaders Colorado to goalless draw.

  • With Ireland making it out of the group stage of Euro 2016, Robbie Keane will not be with the Galaxy on Saturday.
  • Robbie Rogers underwent ankle surgery and is out for six weeks.
  • Daniel Steres will miss the Galaxy’s next match if he is cautioned on Saturday.

 

Expected Starting Lineup

It would not be surprising if the Quakes come out with the same starting XI as last match. The only potential changes would be to see Cordell Cato or Shea Salinas in for Matías Pérez García, especially if manager Dom Kinnear is looking to play more conservatively.

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Matchup

Odds — LA +144, SJ +178, Draw +238

  • This is the third Cali Clásico of the season, with both matches played in Los Angeles. The Galaxy won the first by a score of 3-1, while the teams played to a 1-1 draw in their last matchup on May 22.
  • The Galaxy have been shutout in each of their last three MLS matches.
  • The Quakes remained at 10th in the mlssoccer.com power rankings after narrowly escaping Orlando with a point.
  • The Galaxy dropped a spot to eighth in the rankings, and now have only  three points from their last five matches.
  • Last five San Jose matches: scored 1.2 goals per game, allowed 1.0 per game.
  • Last five LA matches: scored 0.6 goals per game, allowed 1.0 per game.

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