Quakes Look To Snap Winless Streak Against League Leading FC Dallas

San Jose Notes and Injuries

Form — D-D-L-D-L (22 points, 8th place in Western Conference)

  • Last Week — The Quakes’ road woes continued, as they lost 1-0 to the last-place Chicago Fire. Full highlights here.

  • The Quakes have not won a game for 56 days.
  • Clarence Goodson went back to not training, and no return date is known. Victor Bernardez did train, but is listed as questionable.
  • Fatai Alashe is suspended for the match due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Long-term San Jose injuries: Marc Pelosi, Mark Sherrod, Bryan Meredith.
  • Other injury problems for the Quakes: Kofi Sarkodie is listed as questionable, and the injury status of Andrés Imperiale is unknown.

 

Dallas Notes and Injuries

Form — D-D-L-W-W (34 points, 1st place in Western Conference)

  • Last Week — FC Dallas eviscerated Orlando City with a 4-0 home win on Independence Day.

  • Zach Loyd is out with a concussion.

 

Expected Starting Lineup

Manager Dom Kinnear faces a real headache with so many players out. The forwards and midfielders could be the same as last match, but it will be the backline where choices are thin. Marvell Wynne will need to continue deputizing at center back, and Cordell Cato will go to right back if Sarkodie is not fit. There are not many options left at the other center back spot, and Matheus Silva might be the best choice available.

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Matchup

Odds — Dallas +199, SJ +148, Draw +227

  • This is the third matchup between these two teams this season, with each of the first two matches ending as draws.
  • The Quakes slipped down three spots in the mlssoccer.com power rankings as their winless streak continues into the summer.
  • The Hoops’ mauling of Orlando City kept them in second place in the rankings.
  • Last five San Jose matches: scored 0.6 goals per game, allowed 1.0 per game.
  • Last five Dallas matches: scored 1.8 goals per game, allowed 0.2 per game.

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