Academy: Quakes in the hunt at adidas Cup

Loss against Crew sets up do-or-die showdown with D.C. United

Generation adidas Cup - Earthquakes Academy

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Rick Yeatts

FRISCO, Texas – The San Jose Earthquakes are one win away from advancing to the knockout phase at the 2011 Generation adidas Cup.

After a 1-0 loss against the Columbus Crew on Tuesday, the Quakes U-17s are deadlocked with the Crew, D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo with three points apiece in the Group A standings. In order to advance to the semifinals, San Jose will need a win against defending champion D.C. United on Thursday.

In the Generation adidas Cup format, the winners of each group advance to a four-team knockout phase. Nothing short of a win against United will ensure the Earthquakes a place in the final four.

For more information about the tournament as well as standings and a full schedule, visit mlssoccer.com/generationadidascup.

Group A

Club W L D GF GA GD Points
DC United 1 1 0 5 4 +1 3
Earthquakes 1 1 0 2 2 0 3
Houston 1 1 0 2 2 0 3
Columbus 1 1 0 4 5 -1 3