Fan Guide: Quakes aim for three against Rapids

Quakes host Rapids for a match with major playoff implications

 

 

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSN California
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Sponsor: Benjamin Moore 
Giveaway: 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a Benjamin Moore keychain 

Colorado Rapids Scouting Report
The Colorado Rapids (13-9-9, 48 pts.) enter the week fifth in the Western Conference after a key 5-1 win against Seattle Sounders FC over the weekend. Rookie Deshorn Brown scored twice while Dillon Powers, Drew Moor and Gabriel Torres capped the scoring in the largest offensive output for the Rapids since Sept. 27, 2008 when they topped the New York Red Bulls, 5-4. Brown leads the squad with nine goals on the season while defender Chris Klute tops the assist list with seven. The Rapids can clinch a spot on the MLS Cup Playoffs by winning two of their last three games. After Wednesday’s match at Buck Shaw Stadium, Colorado hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, Oct. 19 and then closes its season in Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Earthquakes Leaders vs. Colorado Rapids
Forward Chris Wondolowski has seven goals and one assist in 14 games. Forward Alan Gordon has five goals and two assists in 18 games. Defender Ramiro Corrales has five assists in 34 games. Midfielder Marvin Chavez has two goals and four assists in nine games. Midfielder Sam Cronin has one goal and three assists in 10 games. Goalkeeper Jon Busch is 8-7-5 with three shutouts in 20 games.

Milestone Alert 
Chris Wondolowski (32) is one game-winning goal behind Ante Razov (33) for No. 3 on the all-time MLS list … Wondolowski (132) will surpass John Doyle (132) for No. 7 on the club’s all-time appearance list with his next game … Ramiro Corrales is one game away from No. 250 in his Earthquakes’ career … Steven Lenhart (19) and Alan Gordon (18) are both closing in on Jeff Baicher (20) for No. 7 on the club’s all-time goals list. … Sam Cronin is one start away from his 100th in San Jose … Shea Salinas (19) is one assist away from tying Ian Russell for No. 10 on the club’s all-time list … Jason Hernandez (12,347) is 36 minutes away from surpassing Ronald Cerritos for No. 4 on the club’s all-time minutes played list.

CONCACAF Champions League Schedule
The Earthquakes will play four CONCACAF Champions League matches in group play after qualifying for the tournament by virtue of their Supporters’ Shield win in 2012. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Earthquakes 0, Montreal Impact 1 at Saputo Stadium
Wednesday, Aug. 28 – 7 p.m. PT – San Jose Earthquakes at CD Heredia (Guatemala)
Tuesday, Sept. 17 – 7 p.m. PT – Montreal Impact at San Jose Earthquakes
Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 7 p.m. PT – CD Heredia at San Jose Earthquakes

Epicenter
Vendors: Windows 8, State Farm with their photobooth, face painting and poster making, Off the Wall Soccer with a bounce house, Jamba Juice, Casbah and Faultline booth with membership information, Great America amusement park. 
Food Trucks: El Tonayense, Twisted Chili, Gold Rush Eatery, Curry Up Now
 

Social Media
@SJEarthquakes – Official account of the San Jose Earthquakes (#SJEarthquakes)
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MLS MatchDay 2013 – The official Major League Soccer app, providing up-to-the-minute score updates, in game highlights, news and more.