Quakes-Colorado Match Notes

All you need to know about the Quakes match against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday

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The Quakes will host the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 7 p.m. in MLS regular season action. San Jose is looking to bounce back after a 3-2 loss to Chivas USA last weekend at the Home Depot Center while Colorado hopes to improve on a 3-1 start to its 2010 campaign. Key players on the Rapids to watch include Conor Casey and Omar Cummings up top as well as Marvell Wynne and Pablo Mastroeni. For the Quakes, expect to see a lineup similar to what was on the field for a dominating 2-0 win over the New England Revolution two weeks prior.

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Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids

All-Time Records

MLS
Regular Season:
20-16-8
Home: 10-7-5

Away: 10-9-3

Shootout
(1996-99):
1-2

Overtime
(00-03):
0-0-2

Playoffs: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0  

All-Time
Scoring:
San Jose – 66, Colorado – 60

Johnson Plays 89 Minutes Against South Africa

Earthquakes forward Ryan Johnson
started and played 90 minutes on Wednesday, April 28 for Jamaica against the
hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa. The Reggae Boyz fell 2-0 in
Frankfurt, Germany.

Jasseh Debuts as Youngest Player in Franchise History

Earthquakes midfielder Omar
Jasseh became the youngest player to play in an MLS game in Earthquakes
franchise history on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA when he came on as a
substitute in the 62nd minute. Jasseh earned his first yellow card of his
career just four minutes later. The young Gambian midfielder was 17 years, five
months and 23 days old when he came onto the pitch April 24. Arturo Alvarez was
previously the youngest player to play for the Earthquakes when he debuted at
17 years, nine months and 19 days old on April 19, 2003 against Kansas City,
when he came on as a substitute in the 85th minute.

Beitashour Scores First Career Goal

Rookie defender Steven Beitashour
scored his first career goal on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA in a 3-2
loss. His strike came in stoppage time, when the ball found him on the top of
the box after a corner, he sent a left-footed shot past a diving Zach Thornton
to pull the Quakes within one. Watch Beitashour’s goal here.

Wondo Strikes Again

Earthquakes forward Chris
Wondolowski scored the first goal for San Jose against Chivas USA to draw them
level just before the end of the first half. This was the second straight game
for Wondolowski starting up top, and the second consecutive game where he is on
the score sheet. The Danville native drew a penalty kick just before halftime,
and stepped up and buried it to the right of Chivas ‘keeper Zach Thornton.
Check out Wondo’s goal here.

Ring and Sealy Make Quakes Debuts

Earthquakes rookie midfielder
Brad Ring made his professional debut on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA
when he came on as a substitute in the 71st minute. Earthquakes forward Scott
Sealy made his debut for the second time around against Chivas USA when he came
on as a 83rd minute substitution. Sealy was previously a member of the Quakes
in 2008, and spent the last season and a half in Israel, before re-signing with
San Jose.

Alvarez Set to Make 150th Appearance

Quakes midfielder/forward Arturo
Alvarez will make his 150th career appearance in MLS if he plays on Saturday,
May 1st against the Colorado Rapids. He has started 92 games and scored 22
goals and notched 17 assists in his eight-year career.

Quakes Launch Academy

The San Jose Earthquakes Academy tryouts are now
underway. The Earthquakes will fully fund all team-related expenses for a total
of 44 players in the Earthquakes Youth Academy pool - 22 apiece between the
U-16 and U-18 levels.

Remaining Tryout Dates:

Day City Time
Sat., May 1 Fremont 5 p.m.
Sun., May 2 Invite Only  
Sun., May 9 TBA TBA
Sat., May 15 TBA TBA

Earthquakes Host Going Green Night May 1

The
San Jose Earthquakes will host their second annual Going Green night on
Saturday, May 1 when they take on the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium. The
Earthquakes have teamed up with MLS W.O.R.K.S., the charitable arm of Major
League Soccer, and the Natural Resources Defense Council to off-set the carbon
footprint for energy used at the stadium that night. The night will also
feature numerous

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