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LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes | MLS Match Preview

LA GALAXY vs. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
STUBHUB CENTER, Carson, California
March 19, 2016 (WEEK 3, MLS GAME #26)
10:30 pm ET (MLS LIVE, CSN-CA, TWCSN-LA)

The first California Clasico of the new season is featured in the third week of the new campaign as the LA Galaxy entertain the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday evening at StubHub Center. The Galaxy return home off of their first defeat of the season, a late goal giving the Colorado Rapids a 1-0 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The Quakes have won their first two games in a season for the first time in the club’s MLS history, both wins at home following a 2-1 defeat of the defending MLS Cup champion Portland Timbers last weekend.

  • The Galaxy return home coming off their first defeat of the season, conceding the game’s only goal five minutes deep in second-half stoppage time in a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
  • Chris Wondolowski scored for a second consecutive game as the Earthquakes won a second game in a row to open the season for the first time in the club’s history dating back to 1996, in their 2-1 win vs. the Portland Timbers on Sunday afternoon at Avaya Stadium.
  • The teams met three times a year ago in the California Clasico – each match won by the home team. The Quakes won 3-1 on June 27 at Stanford Stadium, then 1-0 on Aug. 28 at Avaya Stadium in the first match played there between the clubs. The Galaxy claimed a 5-2 win June 17 at StubHub Center – the most goals scored in a league game in the 20 seasons of the rivalry.
  • The teams also met in a U.S. Open Cup fifth-round match last year, a 1-0 Galaxy victory. The teams have met five times in the Open Cup – and the Galaxy have won on each occasion.
  • The Galaxy have won just once in the last 12 regular season meetings in northern California, across four stadiums – a 1-0 victory June 28, 2014 at Stanford Stadium. The Quakes finished undefeated against the Galaxy in league play at their former Buck Shaw Stadium home, with two wins and three draws in five matches there.

REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Kathryn Nesbitt; 4th: Daniel Radford
MLS Career: 64 games; FC/gm: 24.8; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 15; pens: 17

SUSPENDED: none
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (60 meetings): Galaxy 28 wins (4 shootout), 95 goals…Earthquakes 20 wins (1 shootout), 81 goals…Ties 12
AT LA (28 meetings): Galaxy 18 wins (2 shootout), 55 goals … Earthquakes 5 wins (0 shootout), 34 goals … Ties 5
RETURN MATCHES: 5/22: LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 4 p.m. PT (FS1); 6/25: San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy, 7 p.m. PT (UNI)

LAST YEAR (MLS)
6/27: SJ 3, LA 1 (Wondolowski 28; Goodson 53; Cato 72 – Juninho 17)
7/17: LA 5, SJ 2 (Keane 30, 64, 80; Gerrard 37; Lletget 91+ -- Amarikwa 22, 25)
8/28: SJ 1, LA 0 (Salinas 18)

  • The teams met three times a year ago in the California Clasico – each match won by the home team. The Quakes won 3-1 on June 27 at Stanford Stadium, then 1-0 on Aug. 28 at Avaya Stadium in the first match played there between the clubs. The Galaxy claimed a 5-2 win June 17 at StubHub Center – the most goals scored in a league game in the 20 seasons of the rivalry.
  • The teams also met in a U.S. Open Cup fifth-round match last year, a 1-0 Galaxy victory. The teams have met five times in the Open Cup – and the Galaxy have won on each occasion.
  • The Galaxy have won just once in the last 12 regular season meetings in northern California, across four stadiums – a 1-0 victory June 28, 2014 at Stanford Stadium. The Quakes finished undefeated against the Galaxy in league play at their former Buck Shaw Stadium home, with two wins and three draws in five matches there.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. LA: P29 W14 L10 D5 … Bruce Arena vs. SJ: P27 W10 L10 D7

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LA Galaxy
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San Jose
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Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

LA GalaxySan Jose Earthquakes
2Games Played2
1Wins2
1Losses0
0Draws0
4Goals3
2Goals Conceded1
15Shots12
8Shots on Target7
24Fouls committed32
33Fouls suffered32
4Offside3
7Corners7

Goals Scored

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LA1000142
SJ0110031.5
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LA000014
SJ011001.5
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Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
LA0200021
SJ1100010.5
01234+Avg
LA010001
SJ110000.5
01234+Avg
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