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San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake | MLS Match Preview

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES vs REAL SALT LAKE
AVAYA STADIUM, San Jose, Calif.
April 5, 2015 (WEEK 5, MLS Game #44)
2 p.m. PT (ESPN2; ESPN Deportes)

A key early-season tussle in the Western Conference is ahead when the San Jose Earthquakes play host to Real Salt Lake on Sunday afternoon at Avaya Stadium. The Quakes are sitting in third place in the division, seeing their two-game winning run come to an end last weekend in a 2-1 loss at the New England Revolution. Real are still undefeated on the new season, one point behind the Quakes, following their late 2-1 home win against Toronto FC last weekend.

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  • Real won for the first time in 2015 following a pair of draws in dramatic fashion, with Homegrown Player Jordan Allen heading home the game-winner in the 89th minute for a 2-1 win Sunday against Toronto FC at Rio Tinto Stadium.
  • Chris Wondolowski scored his third goal in the last two matches, but the Earthquakes saw their two-game winning streak come to an end in a 2-1 defeat at the New England Revolution on Saturday.
  • RSL defeated the Quakes 2-0 on Oct. 11 of last year at Rio Tinto Stadium, the only victory in the three meetings between the teams.
  • The Quakes haven’t defeated RSL at home since the final meeting in 2012, a 5-0 San Jose victory that is the largest win in the all-time series.

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REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Apolinar Mariscal; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
MLS Career: 48 games; FC/gm: 22.8; Y/gm: 2.6; R: 16; pens: 12

SUSPENDED: none
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (22 meetings): Earthquakes 7 wins, 30 goals … Real 8 wins, 34 goals … Ties 7
AT SAN JOSE (11 meetings): Earthquakes 4 wins, 21 goals … Real 4 wins, 17 goals … Ties 3
RETURN MATCHES: 5/1: Real Salt Lake vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8 p.m. MT (UDN); 9/27: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake, 4 p.m. PT (FS1)

LAST YEAR (MLS):
3/15: SJ 3, RSL 3 (Wondolowski 6; Bernardez 75, 95+ -- Beckerman 11; Plata 32; Mulholland 49+)
8/30: SJ 1, RSL 1 (Cronin 14 – Morales 36)
10/11: RSL 2, SJ 0 (Grabavoy 24; Velasquez 28)

  • Real defeated the Quakes 2-0 on Oct. 11 of last year at Rio Tinto Stadium, the only victory in the three meetings between the teams.
  • The Quakes haven’t defeated RSL at home since the final meeting in 2012, a 5-0 San Jose victory that is the largest win in the all-time series.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. RSL: P23 W11 L5 D7 … Jeff Cassar vs. SJ: P3 W1 L0 D2

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San Jose
Real Salt Lake

Season Stats

San Jose EarthquakesReal Salt Lake
4Games Played3
2Wins1
2Losses0
0Draws2
6Goals5
6Goals Conceded4
36Shots28
16Shots on Target14
56Fouls committed46
51Fouls suffered43
6Offside6
20Corners5

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SJ1111061.5
RSL1011051.7
01234+Avg
SJ001002.0
RSL001102.5
01234+Avg
SJ110101.3
RSL100000.0

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SJ0220061.5
RSL1101041.3
01234+Avg
SJ010001.0
RSL010102.0
01234+Avg
SJ012001.7
RSL100000.0
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