Will there be a new all-time MLS leading goal scorer in the 2018 campaign?

The excitement is ramping up as the 2018 Major League Soccer season is just five days away. Clubs have been busy and it looks set to be one of the most competitive seasons ever given the influx of quality players into the league. However, one of the veterans could become the new all-time MLS leading goal scorer if stats are anything to go by.

That man is Chris Wondolowski. The San Jose Earthquakes forward is on an impressive 134 goals in 293 MLS games. The current record holder, Landon Donovan, sits top of the pile on 145, meaning Wondo needs just 12 goals to break the record.

Wondo’s form over the last five seasons suggests he is on course to net the 11 goals needed to equal the record. Age hasn’t yet been an issue for him either, despite celebrating his 35 birthday in the offseason, his form has been extremely consistent since turning 30 in 2013.

MLS leading goal scorer: Can Wondo break the record?

He has averaged 13.2 goals across his last five seasons. Wondo has not scored less than 11 goals in a season since 2009. He didn’t become a regular scorer until the 2010 season so the stats make for positive reading.

While Wondolowski won’t be playing for just personal accolades, he will surely have an eye on the record and will hope he can hit the ground running when MLS kicks off in less than a week.

Will Wondo break the all-time MLS leading goal scorer record this season?


2018 Key Transfers: San Jose Earthquakes

With the 2018 MLS season drawing ever closer, we have been running through the standout transfers for all 23 teams over the course of the winter transfer window. There have been a number of key signings and significant trades which should ensure the new season is as exciting as ever before. Today we take a look at San Jose Earthquakes and their key signings ahead of the 2018 MLS season…

San Jose Earthquakes had a solid 2017 campaign, finishing 6th in the Western Conference. They fell at the first hurdle in the playoffs and have changed some personnel to give the squad a needed freshen up. Mike Stahre is looking to stamp his footprint onto his side having come in as head coach in November and he will be hoping to get off to a good start in under a week’s time.

Key Signings

Joel Qwiberg: Signed from the Swedish first division, Joel Qwiberg comes in to bolster San Jose’s defence. The left back is noted for his technical ability who can also be deployed to assist as an attacking wingback.

Magnus Eriksson: Another signing with history in Swedish football. He has a consistent goal-scoring record which will be welcomed news to Chris Wondolowski. Eriksson will be expected to relive the pressure on his fellow forward while looking to impress during his MLS debut season.

Eric Calvillo: A 20 year old who looks to have a bright future ahead of him. Eric Calvillo has represented the U.S. at U15-U19 levels and has made a name for himself as a midfielder who can be deployed in a number of roles. While he probably won’t be a regular from the get-go, he will be looking to break into the team and continue to progress.

Notable Departures

Darwin Ceren: After spending two seasons at San Jose, Darwin Ceren is on the move. He made 33 appearances and had a good sense of when the time was right to push on into the attack. His ability to cover a lot of ground will need to be replaced.

David Bingham: After spending four seasons waiting patiently for his chance to become a regular between 2011-2014, David Bingham has left for LA Galaxy. He made 91 appearances over the last three seasons but lost his starting place during the 2017 campaign. Perhaps the right time for both parties to part ways …

Victor Bernardez: Given San Jose’s defensive frailties at times last season it’s not a surprise to see changes to personnel. However, Victor Bernardez’s departure may come as a bit of a strange decision considering his regular starting place over the last six seasons. His 162 appearances prove that San Jose are losing an experienced head but now at 35 they’re looking for the long term.

Marco Ureña: After 25 appearances in his only season with San Jose, Marco Ureña has moved onto new boys Los Angeles FC as the third selection in the Expansion Draft. He scored five goals in 2017 and is known for linking up the attacking play. The Costa Rican international will be missed.

MLS Preview and Prediction: New England Revolution vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – New England Revolution vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Venue: Gillette Stadium – Wednesday, April 19 – 19:30 ET (00:30 BST) 
Match Odds: New England 3/4 – Draw 5/2 – San Jose 100/30

Match Preview

New England Revolution take on San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night as Week 8 starts early in a clash between two sides that have been inconsistent through the first few weeks of the 2017 season.

The Revs fell 3-0 in Chicago on Saturday, with the early dismissal of Je-Vaughn Watson doing little to help their cause. The Fire dominated the game thereafter and handed New England a third away loss of the season.

Jay Heaps has a talented squad at his disposal again this season, but their inconsistency is proven by the fact that they have only won back-to-back MLS games once in the past 13 months.

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The boost for them this week is that they have two games on home soil to try and climb up the Eastern Conference. They welcome DC United to Gillette Stadium on Saturday after the visit of San Jose on Wednesday and many will feel the Revs have a strong chance of picking up maximum points from the two games.

San Jose tend to struggle on the road, while New England have won both of their home games so far this season, with both coming against Western opposition.

The Earthquakes come into this midweek game off the back of a dramatic 1-1 draw at home to FC Dallas on Friday night. The Quakes looked beaten but got the all-important equaliser with just seconds remaining in stoppage time.

That last-gasp Jahmir Hyka goal made it back-to-back draws for the Earthquakes, who are without a win in four after opening the season with consecutive home win.

Their only two road trips so far have ended in 2-1 losses to Sporting Kansas City and New York City FC, so it’s easy to understand why they are underdogs for Wednesday’s trip to Foxborough.

These two sides met once last season, drawing 0-0 at Avaya Stadium in late August. New England had won three in a row prior to that, with San Jose’s last win against the Revs coming five years ago.

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Team News

New England boss Jay Heaps is fortunate to have no injuries to worry about ahead of the visit of San Jose. However, Je-Vaughn Watson will miss out after being sent off in the 3-0 loss at Chicago. Heaps is likely to make a few alterations to keep the squad fresh ahead of the weekend visit of DC United.

San Jose head coach Dominic Kinnear will be tempted to name an unchanged side to the one that fought back to earn a draw against Dallas but he also had another Week 8 game to consider. Quincy Amarikwa remains out, along with Marvell Wynne, Marc Pelosi and Harold Cummings. Simon Dawkins and Andres Imperiale are still listed as ‘questionable’.

Key Points

NE Revolution’s form: L/W/D/W/L

SJ Earthquakes’ form: W/L/L/D/D

Key Stat: San Jose Earthquakes haven’t won an away game in MLS since August. They have now only picked up one road win in their last 21 regular season games.

Key Player: Lee Nguyen – The Revs have hardly set the world alight so far this season but Lee Nguyen has looked impressive, scoring three goals and picking up one assist in six outings so far. Most the Revolution’s best play will come through him and he’ll be looking to unlock the San Jose defence from the outset.

Score Prediction

New England Revolution 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes – San Jose have already lost two away games 2-1 this year and they could be set for a third defeat by the same scoreline on Wednesday. The Quakes are an attacking threat but struggle to keep opponents out away from home. New England have scored seven in their two home games so far and will expect to pick up three points in the first of two matches in front of their own fans this week.

MLS Preview and Prediction: New York City FC vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – New York City FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Venue: Yankee Stadium – Saturday, April 1 – 14:00 ET (19:00 BST)
Match Odds: New York City FC 3/4 – Draw 13/5 – San Jose Earthquakes 100/30

Match Preview

New York City FC welcome San Jose Earthquakes to Yankee Stadium on Saturday night in what is a very interesting early-season encounter, with the visitors looking for their third win of the season in the Big Apple.

A feature for both sides in 2017  has been to have had the majority of possession, an area both will want to continue to dominate. But something has to give and that should lead to an interesting tactical battle on the narrow pitch at Yankee Stadium.

Saturday will be NYCFC’s third home game on the bounce and having already racked up four points from the previous two, Patrick Vieira and his men will want to end the string of home matches with a win and put seven points on the board.

San Jose on the other hand will be playing their second away game and having lost their previous four road matches in MLS, the odds are not in their favour. It seems, at the minute at least, the Earthquakes are reliant on their home form if they’re to make the playoffs come October.

If it wasn’t for David Bingham’s shocking error in the dying minutes at SKC two weeks ago, the Quakes might well have rescued a point from Florian Jungwirth’s stoppage time goal. They know they are good enough defensively to compete with the NYCFC attack, but the test will be how quickly they can break on the hosts on Saturday.

This will be just the third ever MLS meeting between these two sides. NYCFC beat San Jose 3-2 in the first ever matchup in 2015 before the sides played out a 0-0 draw at Avaya Stadium last August.

Team News

New York City FC are only missing one player through injury as Mikey Lopez is out long term after ankle surgery.

San Jose are missing three players, with Quincy Amarikwa out after knee surgery, while Marvell Wynne is out indefinitely with a heart abnormality and Marc Pelosi has a knee injury.

Key Points

New York City FC’s form: L/W/D

San Jose Earthquakes’ form: W/W/L

Key Stat: San Jose have lost their last four away matches in MLS.

Key Player: David Villa – It seems easy to highlight NYCFC’s star player but in a home match that they are expected to win, he is expected to deliver. The Spaniard has the ability to take this game away from San Jose pretty quickly.

Score Prediction

New York City FC 3-1 San Jose Earthquakes – Having started with a loss on the opening day, NYCFC are already playing catch up and despite San Jose’s good start to 2017, we expect a home win at Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

MLS Preview and Prediction: San Jose Earthquakes vs Houston Dynamo

Competition: Major League Soccer – San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston Dynamo

Venue: Avaya Stadium – Friday, August 19 – 23:00 ET (04:00 BST)

Match Odds: San Jose 5/6 – Draw 23/10 – Houston 100/30

Match Preview

San Jose Earthquakes host Western Conference rivals Houston Dyanmo on Friday night in the opener of Week 24’s MLS action.

San Jose are in a solid run of form, going unbeaten in their last five. They come into this one off the back of their 2-1 away win over Vancouver.

Dominic Kinnear will be pleased how his side have been performing of late but there is still plenty of work to be done. The Quakes are sitting 7th in the West, but if they win their two games in hand they could push their way up to 4th place.

This is a tie San Jose will see as a winnable one. They are unbeaten against Houston this season, winning one and drawing the other. This is an opportunity for Kinnear’s side to go unbeaten in the series in the 2016 regular season and keep playoff hopes alive.

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Houston Dynamo are struggling for form. Their 1-1 draw with Toronto last time out extended their winless run to six games.

The Dynamo have now won just once in their last 12 regular season outings. They sit bottom of the West and things don’t seem to be getting any easier.

Worryingly for Houston their winless streak on the road now stands at 20 games. It will be a very tough ask to bring that run to an end in this one.

Houston haven’t managed to score in their last three on their travels and they face a San Jose side who have lost just once in their last 16 home outings.

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Team News

San Jose Earthquakes have six injury concerns heading into this one as Marc Pelosi, Mark Sherrod, Clarence Goodson, Bryan Meredith and Kofi Sarkodie all out, while Innocent Emeghara is a doubt.

Houston Dynamo have five injury concerns ahead of this tie as DaMarcus Beasley is out, while Tyler Deric, Ricardo Clark, Raul Rodriguez and Agus are all doubts.

Key Points

San Jose Earthquakes’ last five: W/D/D/D/W

Houston Dynamo’s last five: L/D/D/L/D

Key Stat: Homesick – Houston Dynamo have failed to win in their last 20 Major League Soccer away games.

Key Player: Chris Wondolowski – The San Jose forward has netted nine goals so far this season. Give him a chance in this one and he’ll put it away.

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Score Prediction

San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 Houston Dynamo – San Jose to heap more misery on their Western Conference rivals as Houston’s struggles on the road will continue. The home side know they need to continue their form at Avaya Stadium to ensure they work their way up the West with the postseason rapidly approaching.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Venue: BC Place – Friday, August 12 – 23:00 ET (04:00 BST)

Match Odds: Vancouver 19/20 – Draw 23/10 – San Jose 11/4

Match Preview

Vancouver Whitecaps welcome San Jose Earthquakes to BC Place on Friday night in the opening game of an action packed weekend of Major League Soccer.

This is a game that could give one of these sides the upper hand in the race for a top six finish in the Western Conference. Vancouver are in a rut of form coming into this tie, they haven’t won in their last four outings.

Carl Robinson will be expecting his side to bring their three-game regular season goal-drought to an end here. This is an important tie for Whitecaps, as they are just two points ahead of San Jose coming into it.

Vancouver are 7th, they trail the top six by just two points and will be hoping they can close that gap and push for a playoff spot. There are plenty of games to go but they need to get on a run of form to ensure they are not struggling in the latter stages of the regular season.

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San Jose Earthquakes are unbeaten in their last four games but they come into this one having drawn three on the bounce.

The Quakes haven’t won a game on the road all season and that winless run stretches into the tail end of the 2015 campaign, a run of 13 winless games.

If they lose this tie and results go against them, San Jose could find themselves five points behind the top six.

This would be a huge game for them to finally pickup a win on their travels, but the stats make for tough reading for San Jose fans. They haven’t seen their side win at BC Place in their last six attempts.

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Team News

Vancouver Whitecaps have five injury concerns heading into this one as Christian Dean, Kekuta Manneh and Jordan Harvey are all out, while Deybi Flores and Marco Bustos are both doubtful.

San Jose Earthquakes also have five injury concerns as Marc Pelosi, Mark Sherrod, Clarence Goodson, Bryan Meredith and Kofi Sarkodie are all expected to miss out.

Key Points

Vancouver Whitecaps’ form: W/D/D/L/L

San Jose Earthquakes’ form: L/W/D/D/D

Key Stat: Drought – Vancouver have failed to score in their last three Major League Soccer outings.

Key Player: Pedro Morales – The Vancouver Whitecaps playmaker will be itching to dictate the play here and guide his side to a win. He has six goals so far this season but he hasn’t netted in his last nine games, what a time it would be to break that duck.

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Score Prediction

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes – We can expect a cagey tie here given the form of both of these sides. Vancouver will be desperately looking to take advantage of San Jose’s dreadful away run but the Quakes will know they can frustrate their opponents and will not want their unbeaten run to come to an end here.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Real Salt Lake vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium – Friday, July 22 – 23:00 ET (04:00 BST)

Match Odds: Real Salt Lake 19/20 – Draw 12/5 – SJ Earthquakes 3/1

Match Preview

Real Salt Lake take on San Jose Earthquakes in this week’s Friday night MLS game, kickstarting Week 20’s action with an intriguing Western Conference clash at Rio Tinto Stadium.

RSL come into the contest in fourth place in the West, but are only a point above the playoff line, so there is no time for complacency as Jeff Cassar’s men look to make a swift return to the postseason.

The worry for Real Salt Lake coming into this one is that they’ve not won in their last five outings. They have drawn their last three home games and have only scored twice in their last five matches.

Fatigue could also be a worry as RSL faced off against Italian club Inter Milan in a friendly on Tuesday night, leaving them with just 72 hours to recover for Friday’s contest.

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They will see Friday’s game as the perfect chance to recover and get back on track, but another poor performance would turn a small blip into a real concern, with back-to-back road games to Eastern Conference sides coming up after this one.

San Jose will arrive at Rio Tinto Stadium in high spirits. They pulled off a remarkable victory last weekend by ending a seven-game winless run against Toronto FC, despite playing 40 minutes with nine men.

Dominic Kinnear knows his side must now build on that inspiring display by picking up more points and will see Friday’s game as a winnable contest, with RSL struggling for form.

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The worry for the Quakes is that they have a number of key players missing through injury. Squad depth will be tested here in what should be an intriguing battle between two sides desperately looking to enter the final stretch of the regular season in good form.

This will be the first meeting between the sides this season. They will face off again in San Jose on the the third-to-last weekend of the season, at which point their playoff chances will be a lot clearer.

Team News

RSL will remain without Emery Welshman and Sunday Stephen, who are both still ruled out through injury. On top of those two, Jamison Olave and Danilo Acosta are both doubts and may not be fit enough to play here.

San Jose picked up two red cards last weekend but both Anibal Godoy and Alberto Quintero have seen their suspensions rescinded so both are eligible. However, Dominic Kinnear has a long injury list to worry about, with seven players on the sidelines. Clarence Goodson, Marc Pelosi, Mark Sherrod, Bryan Meredith, Kofi Sarkodie, Marvell Wynne and Kip Colvey are all set to miss this one.

Key Points

Real Salt Lake’s form: L/D/D/L/D

San Jose Earthquakes’ form: D/D/L/L/W

Key Stat: Travel sick – San Jose have failed to win any of their last 11 MLS games away from home.

Key Player: Chris Wondolowski – The Quakes star has not scored an MLS goal in three months but he will be desperate to end that run as soon as possible. This should be the sort of game that ‘Wondo’ thrives in. It is expected to be tight, but he only needs to find a yard of space inside the penalty area to hurt the RSL defence.

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Score Prediction

Real Salt Lake 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes – There is very little to choose between these sides heading into Friday’s game. RSL may suffer from their midweek friendly with Inter, but then San Jose have a number of key men out, so neither side looks in a strong position to kick on and win this match. A low-scoring draw looks most likely.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Chicago Fire vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – Chicago Fire vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Venue: Toyota Park – Friday, July 1 – 20:00 ET (01:00 BST) 

Match Odds: Chicago 11/8 – Draw 9/4 – San Jose 2/1

Match Preview

Chicago Fire take on San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night, kickstarting an action-packed weekend of MLS action at Toyota Park.

The Fire have endured another frustratingly poor season so far. They sit bottom of the Eastern Conference and are nine points off the playoff places.

That said, they have played fewer games than anyone else. They have to now make the most of their games in hand if they are to challenge for a top six finish over the second half of the campaign.

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Chicago come into Friday night’s game off the back of last weekend’s 4-3 defeat to Philadelphia in what was their seventh loss of the year. They are a better side at home though, having not lost any of their last three at Toyota Park, and will hope to keep that run going here.

San Jose have yet to win away from home this season. They are now winless in ten consecutive away matches in MLS and so this looks a tough one to call.

The Quakes have had a mixed season so far. They have only suffered four defeats this term but have managed to record just five wins too.

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The fact is that Dominic Kinnear’s men are drawing too often. They have shared the points in four of their last five and as a result have slipped out of the top six in the West.

This will be the 15th MLS clash between the two sides. There is nothing to split them based on their previous league encounters, with each team winning five and the other four clashes ending in ties.

Team News

Chicago Fire have four injury worries coming into the game. Collin Fernandez, Matt Polster, Arturo Alvarez and Joey Calistri are all sidelined and won’t feature. The club also terminated Gilberto’s contract on Wednesday so he is no longer with the side.

San Jose boss Dominic Kinnear has a long injury list to deal with at a crucial stage of the season. Clarence Goodson is a doubt with a back problem, while as many as six are definitely ruled out: Victor Bernardez, Kip Colvey, Andres Imperiale, Jordan Stewart, Mark Sherrod and Marc Pelosi. The boost is that Chris Wondolowski is back from the Copa America and will be in line to return to the side.

Key Points

Chicago Fire’s last five: L/W/D/L/L

San Jose Earthquakes’ last five: D/D/L/D/D

Key Stat: San Jose have not won any of their last ten away games in MLS.

Key Player: Chris Wondolowski – The Quakes star man is back from international duty and will now try and get San Jose back to winning ways. San Jose have not won since ‘Wondo’ has been away and so the club’s top scorer will undoubtedly bring confidence back into the team.

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Score Prediction

Chicago Fire 1-1 San Jose Earthquakes – There is so little to choose between these two heading into Friday’s game that a draw looks inevitable. Chicago are tough to beat at home, while San Jose struggle on the road. Both are desperate for three points but that could lead to a tight affair. Score draw.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Orlando City vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – Orlando City vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Venue: Camping World Stadium – Saturday, June 18 – 19:30 ET (00:30 BST)

Match Odds: Orlando City 13/10 – Draw 23/10 – San Jose Earthquakes 21/10

Match Preview

Orlando City and San Jose Earthquakes go head-to-head at Camping World Stadium on Saturday as Major League Soccer returns following a two-week international break.

Orlando City have only won once in their last nine MLS matches, which is quite dreadful considering they are expected to challenge for a playoff place this year.

With Kaka expected back, as well as Cyle Larin, Orlando will want to kick start a run of form that can send them into the postseason for the first time.

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They will need to harness their strong home support for the rest of the campaign and Saturday’s clash with San Jose offers a good chance to pick up three important points.

The Quakes have had a few rough seasons but now they have a good chance at making the playoffs, as Dominic Kinnear has built a very good squad.

Key man Chris Wondolowski is still away with the USMNT, while pacey forward Innocent Emeghara is still on his way back from injury, so San Jose are a little light in the final third ahead of this one.

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The next five games could be crucial for the Quakes as they host LA Galaxy, Toronto FC and FC Dallas in the coming weeks. They must continue to pick up points on a consistent basis if they are to secure a top six finish come October.

This will just the second meeting between the two sides. Last year’s clash in San Jose saw the pair share the spoils after a 1-1 draw in a game that saw Chris Wondolowski net his 100th MLS goal.

Team News

Orlando City will be without Pedro Ribeiro, Darwin Ceren and Rafael Ramos through injury. Kaka should return from the injury that ruled him out of Brazil’s Copa America squad, while Cyle Larin os also back having only been involved in friendlies while away on international duty.

San Jose Earthquakes are missing Marc Pelosi, Clarence Goodson and Mark Sherrod through injury. Innocent Emeghara and Matheus Silva are both doubtful. The worry is that Chris Wondolowski is still away with the USA and he is unlikely to be back in time for Saturday’s game. Alberto Quintero, Anibal Godoy, Kip Colvey and Simon Dawkins have all returned from international duty, though.

Key Points

Orlando City’s last five: D/L/W/D/D

San Jose Earthquakes’ last five: L/W/D/D/L

Key Stat: Orlando City are now unbeaten in their last 13 home matches in MLS.

Key Player: Cyle Larin – The Canadian forward has been in fine form this season and has become a key part of this Orlando side. His presence will be key on Saturday yet again.

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Score Prediction

Orlando City 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes – San Jose likely to suffer without star striker Chris Wondolowski, who will be sorely missed. That absence will make a tricky away fixture even more of a challenge and we expect Orlando to win this one as a result, with Adrian Heath’s side looking in good shape ahead of this one.

MLS Preview and Prediction: LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes

Competition: Major League Soccer – LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Venue: StubHub Center – Sunday, May 22 – 19:00 ET (00:00 BST)

Match Odds: LA Galaxy 3/5 – Draw 3/1 – San Jose 9/2

Match Preview

LA Galaxy welcome San Jose Earthquakes to StubHub Center in the latest instalment of the California Clasico as part of MLS Rivalry Week this weekend.

Bruce Arena’s side extended their unbeaten run to eight games with their 2-2 draw away at Philadelphia last time out.

Galaxy sit 4th in the Western Conference, one point ahead of San Jose in 5th ahead of this tie and LA have some cushioning as they have played a game less than the Quakes.

LA boast the best goal difference in MLS and if they can continue their run of form they will have a real chance of winning the Supporters’ Shield. They trail top spot by five points but have two games in hand.

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San Jose Earthquakes ended a two-game winless streak with their 3-1 home win over Houston last time out.

The Quakes haven’t won on the road in their last seven attempts, losing five and drawing two and have conceded 16 along the way.

Dominic Kinnear’s side lost their earlier meeting between the sides this season 3-1 and haven’t won any of their last five away against Galaxy.

San Jose have struggled in recent times in the Cali Clasico, winning just two out of the last ten, so a win would be a hugely celebrated result here and would move them above the Galaxy in the West.

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Team News

LA Galaxy have just the one injury concern as Alan Gordon looks set to miss out, while Jelle Van Damme is one booking away from suspension.

San Jose Earthquakes could be without up to five players as Marc Pelosi, Cordell Cato, Clarence Goodson and Mark Sherrod are all expected to miss out. Quincy Amarikwa could make the squad as he is returning to full fitness. Anibal Godoy is one caution away from suspension.

Key Points

LA Galaxy’s last five: W/W/D/W/D

New England Revolution’s last five: L/W/D/L/W

Key Stat: LA are unbeaten in 13 of their last 14 home games in Major League Soccer.

Key Player: Giovani Dos Santos – The LA Galaxy forward has netted five goals this season and is their top goalscorer. He will look to provide the spark needed in the final third.

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Score Prediction

LA Galaxy 3-1 San Jose Earthquakes – Galaxy to repeat the scoreline of the first meeting of the season between these sides and continue their unbeaten run. Goals are coming from all over the park for the Galaxy, who are the highest scorers in MLS with 24. San Jose haven’t had the best form in the Cali Clasico and it looks like this one has the makings of another disappointing night for the Quakes fans.