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San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers | 2018 MLS Match Preview

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Portland Timbers
2018 MLS Regular Season – Week 10
Avaya Stadium — San Jose
May 5 – 10:30 pm ET
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The San Jose Earthquakes return to Avaya Stadium looking to replicate their success in Week 1 when they beat Minnesota United FC for their lone victory of the season.

San Jose have lost two straight and are winless in six following a 2-1 defeat to Columbus Crew SC last Saturday.

The Portland Timbers have enjoyed home cooking to win back-to-back games, but following a bye week they return to the road where they are 0-3-2 on the season.

San Jose have lost one home match against Portland in MLS play (4W-4D), conceding multiple goals just twice in that time, per Opta.

San Jose Earthquakes

For the second straight road match against an Eastern Conference opponent, San Jose (1-4-2) suffered a one-goal loss, falling to Crew SC, 2-1, at MAPFRE Stadium Saturday night.

Danny Hoesen scored the Quakes' lone goal, his first since an opening-weekend brace, just before the stroke of halftime, but Mike Grella came off the substitute’s bench to score the decisive goal six minutes from full time as the Quakes returned to northern California empty-handed from back-to-back games away from home.

“We have to continue with the same concepts in general, but we are playing a new opponent with different strengths next week,” San Jose coach Mikael Stahre said. “Now we will be playing at home after two tough away games against Orlando and Columbus in which we got two defeats. That is hard for the moment, but we have a great group of guys and a great mentality so hopefully we can work harder together and hopefully win really soon.”

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: M - Tommy Thompson (illness); D - Yeferson Quintana (ankle), M - Eric Calvillo (knee)

Projected Starting XI
(4-4-2, right to left)
GK: Andrew Tarbell — Nick Lima, Francois Affolter, Harold Cummings, Florian Jungwirth — Magnus Eriksson, Jackson Yueill, Anibal Godoy, Vako — Chris Wondolowski, Danny Hoesen

  • Notes: Hoesen has seven goals and assists in this last eight appearances for the Earthquakes. He had eight in his first 31 games with the team. … The Earthquakes enter on a six-game winless run (4L-2D). They have not gone seven consecutive MLS games without a win since Aug. 19-Sept. 28, 2016.

Portland Timbers

The bye week might have come at the worst possible moment for Portland (2-3-2), which handed NYCFC their lone defeat of the season, 3-0, at Providence Park two weeks ago. It was the Timbers' second straight win — both at home.

But that win, as satisfying as it was, is behind Portland. The focus is avoiding a trap against a struggling, but hungry, San Jose side.

“It’s important to understand that the New York City game is part of the past,” Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese said “It’s gone. Now, we have to be able to practice in a very professional way, being strong mentally, preparing ourselves the best possible way to understand that we’re going to play against a team that is difficult; a team that has some interesting players; a team that hasn’t been lucky in some games; a team that is desperate in looking for that win after so many matches.”

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: D - Roy Miller (left Achilles tendon), F - Jeremy Ebobisse (right thigh); QUESTIONABLE: D - Vytas (right thigh), D - Bill Tuiloma (right knee), M - David Guzman (right knee)

Projected Starting XI
(4-3-2-1, right to left)
GK: Jeff Attinella — Alvas Powell, Larrys Mabiala, Liam Ridgewell, Zarek Valentin — Andres Flores, Diego Chara, Andy Polo — Diego Valeri, Sebastian Blanco — Fanendo Adi

  • Notes: Two of Diego Valeri’s eight career braces have come against San Jose. … The Timbers have not won a MLS road game since a 1-0 victory on Sept. 9, 2017 at New York City FC. Including the postseason, they have gone 0W-5L-3D and have been outscored 16-8 since then.

All-Time Series

  • Overall: San Jose Earthquakes 4 wins, 21 goals … Portland Timbers 8 wins, 27 goals … 7 ties
  • At San Jose: Earthquakes 4 wins, 14 goals … Timbers 1 win, 9 goals … 4 ties
  • Last meeting at San Jose: San Jose Earthquakes 2, Portland Timbers 1 (Sept. 30, 2017)

Officials

Referee: Christopher Penso
Assistant Referees: Cameron Blanchard, Nick Uranga
4th Official: Ramy Touchan
VAR: Katja Koroleva

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Current Form

San Jose
L
L
D
D
L
L
Portland
L
D
D
L
W
W

Season Stats

San Jose EarthquakesPortland Timbers
7Games Played7
1Wins2
4Losses3
2Draws2
12Goals12
15Goals Conceded14
69Shots61
35Shots on Target33
81Fouls committed71
101Fouls suffered73
17Offside16
38Corners31

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
SJ03310121.7
POR12220121.7
01234+Avg
SJ011102
POR000203
01234+Avg
SJ022001.5
POR122001.2

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
SJ01420152.1
POR11311142
01234+Avg
SJ003002
POR101001
01234+Avg
SJ011202.2
POR012112.4
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