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San Jose Earthquakes vs. Philadelphia Union | MLS Match Preview

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION
AVAYA STADIUM, San Jose, Calif.

September 5, 2015 (WEEK 27, Game #270)
10:30 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE)

The San Jose Earthquakes will put their record shutout streak on the line and their hold on a playoff position in the Western Conference when they face a Philadelphia Union trying to crawl back into the reckoning in the Eastern Conference as the clubs meet at Avaya Stadium on Saturday evening. The Quakes have won four games in a row – all by shutout – after their 1-0 defeat of the LA Galaxy, leaving them in a tie for the final playoff position in the West. Union hit the road following a 1-0 defeat by the New England Revolution last weekend at PPL Park which left them two points out of sixth place and the final postseason spot in the East.

  • The Earthquakes won their fourth consecutive game – all by shutout – in a 1-0 win against the LA Galaxy on Friday evening at Avaya Stadium.
  • The Quakes have now not allowed a goal in 374 minutes – the longest shutout streak in MLS this season, and the seventh-longest in San Jose club history; the four-game winning streak is the longest in team history since the club-record six-game winning run in 2005.
  • Union had their three-game undefeated run put to an end in a third consecutive match without a win at PPL Park, falling 1-0 to the New England Revolution on Saturday evening.
  • Union won the lone meeting between the teams a season ago, a 4-2 victory Aug. 24 at PPL Park, ending a two-game Earthquakes winning streak in the all-time series.
  • It was just the second win for Union in the series, in seven meetings all-time, the other on April 30, 2011 at PPL Park, a 1-0 victory. Union have never won at San Jose (the Quakes ending with two wins and a draw at Buck Shaw Stadium).

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REFEREE: Ismail Elfath
MLS Career: 56 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 15; pens: 16
AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jeffrey Greeson; 4th: Daniel Radford

SUSPENDED: PHI: Cristian Maidana (through Sept. 12)
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: SJ: Fatai Alashe, Victor Bernardez … PHI: Warren Creavalle, Sebastien Le Toux, Vincent Nogueira
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: SJ: Clarence Goodson, David Bingham, Shaun Francis, Sanna Nyassi, Jordan Stewart … PHI: Eric Ayuk Mbu, Fernando Aristeguieta
DISABLED LIST: SJ: Steven Lenhart
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: SJ: Anibal Godoy (Panama; 9/4 vs. Uruguay, 9/8 at Venezuela); Sanna Nyassi (The Gambia; 9/6 vs. Cameroon) … PHI: Andre Blake (Jamaica; 9/4 vs. Nicaragua, 9/8 at Nicaragua)

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (7 meetings): Earthquakes 4 wins, 8 goals … Union 2 wins, 7 goals … Ties 1
AT SAN JOSE (3 meetings): Earthquakes 2 wins, 2 goals … Union 0 wins, 0 goals … Ties 1

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Season Stats

San Jose EarthquakesPhiladelphia Union
26Games Played27
11Wins7
10Losses14
5Draws6
32Goals33
29Goals Conceded44
213Shots246
93Shots on Target115
362Fouls committed296
331Fouls suffered322
52Offside63
148Corners153

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SJ711521321.2
PHI711540331.2
01234+Avg
SJ442101
PHI452301.3
01234+Avg
SJ373111.4
PHI363101.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SJ108521291.1
PHI85662441.6
01234+Avg
SJ641000.5
PHI534201.2
01234+Avg
SJ444211.5
PHI322422.1
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