Fan Guide: Quakes host the LA Galaxy in second leg of Western Conference Semifinals
San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy
Kickoff: 8 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium
Television: ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
Radio: 1590 KLIV
Presenting Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente
Giveaway Item: 7,500 Blue Wigs and "Never Say Die" headbands
Kickoff: The second leg of the Western Conference Semifinal, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will air on ESPN2 after the conclusion of the Bowling Green vs. Ohio University football game. Should the football game extend past 8 p.m., the Western Conference Semifinal will begin on ESPNEWS and then switch to ESPN2 upon the football game's conclusion.
Epicenter Fan Zone
Gourmet Food Trucks: El Tonayense, BBQ Kalbi, Speedy Panini, Twisted Chill, Grillaz Gone Wild, Curry Up Now
Activities: Inflatable bounce house, Face Painters, Poster Making, Passion Tent
Vendors: Kaiser Permanente, Continental Tires, Jamba Juice, Farm Fresh, XFINITY, T-Mobile, Del Grande
Activities Details: The Get Earthquakes fit booth, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will have fun activities for both adults and children with great giveaways such as hats and the opportunity to meet and play games with former Quakes' star Kelly Gray from 7 to 8 p.m. Continental Tire will have a photo booth where fans get a commemorative photo as well as receive a scarf for partaking in their tire challenge. Also, don't miss out on the Earthquakes passion booth, face painting, poster making, and more.
LA Galaxy Scouting Report
The LA Galaxy (16-12-6, 54 pts.) enter Wednesday's second leg match of the Western Conference Semifinals after finishing fourth in the Western Conference. The LA Galaxy lost to the Quakes 1-0 off of a Victor Bernardez's free kick in the 94th minute on Sunday, Nov. 4 in the first leg. The LA Galaxy finished the last five games of the regular season with a 2-1-2 record. The LA Galaxy are led offensively by forward Robbie Keane's 16 goals and midfielder Landon Donovan's 14 assists. The Earthquakes host Los Angeles after winning their second Supporters' Shield trophy. The Earthquakes are 2-0-3 in their final five games of the regular season.
-Sunday night's 1-0 victory over the LA Galaxy improved the Quakes record to 4-4-1 in all playoff matches against their California Clasico rival. The Quakes beat the LA Galaxy 2-1 in overtime to win the 2001 MLS Cup. San Jose also staged a dramatic 5-2 second leg victory over the LA Galaxy, after a 2-0 first leg loss, en route to winning the 2003 MLS Cup.
-Current LA Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan holds the Quakes' records for goals and assists in the playoffs with 10 and six respectively.
-The Earthquakes have won their second Supporters' Shield trophy after a tight race against Sporting Kansas City. The Earthquakes recorded the best record in both the Western Conference and Major League Soccer with 66 points. The Earthquakes last won the Supporters' Shield in 2005.
-Quakes All-Star forward Chris Wondolowski won the Budweiser Golden Boot after scoring 27 goals in the regular season. Wondolowski converted a penalty kick against the Portland Timbers in the last game of the regular season. The goal tied Roy Lassiter's record of goals scored in a season set in 1996.
-Quakes All-Star forward Chris Wondolowski was named October's Player of the Month for a fifth time and a league-record fourth time in one season. Wondolowski recorded five goals in three games as the Earthquakes compiled a 1-0-2 record in the month of October. The MLS Player of the Month is selected by a panel of journalists from The North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
-Quakes all-star defender Justin Morrow has signed a new contract with the Earthquakes. The 25-year-old defender has had his most productive year, starting in and playing the full 90 minutes in 34 games this season. Per MLS policy, terms of the new deal were not disclosed.
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