Fan Guide: Quakes travel to the Mile High city

Quakes look for first win of the season; watch on CSNBA

 

 

 

Kickoff: 3 p.m. PT at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo
Television: CSN Plus
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)

MLS Regular Season: 26-18-10
Home: 13-8-6 (48 GF, 35 GA)
Away: 13-10-4 (35 GF, 34 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 1-2; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-2; Playoffs: 0-1-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup Play-In: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 83, Colorado Rapids – 69

All-Time Regular-Season Series Leaders:

                                    Earthquakes                                     Colorado Rapids
Goals                          8 - Chris Wondolowski                        10 - Paul Bravo
Assists                      7 - Barrett/Donovan                            9 - Paul Bravo
Shots                         36 - Chris Wondolowski                      46 - Chris Henderson
Shots on Goal           20 - Chris Wondolowski                      28 - Paul Bravo
Fouls Committed    44 - Ramiro Corrales                           41 - Chris Henderson
Fouls Suffered         53 - Richard Mulrooney                       34 - Paul Bravo
Wins                           8 - Joe Cannon                                    7 - Marcus Hahnemann
Losses                      6 - Cannon/Kramer                              4 - Cannon/Pickens
Shutouts                   6 - Joe Cannon                                    3 - Scott Garlick
Saves                         83 - Joe Cannon                                  43 - Marcus Hahnemann
Goals Allowed          20 - David Kramer                  14 - Marcus Hahnemann

All-Time Regular-Season Series Game Highs: 

                                    Earthquakes                                     Colorado Rapids
Goals                          3 - Chris Wondolowski (10/6/12)        2 - 5 players tied
Assists                      2 - 9 players tied                                 2 - 8 players tied
Shots                                     7 - Chris Wondolowski (10/9/13)        7 - 3 players tied
Shots on Goal           5 - Gordon/Wondolowski                    5 - Omar Cummings (9/18/09)
Fouls Committed   5 - 9 players tied                                 7 - Matt Okoh (6/3/00)
Fouls Suffered         6 - Mulrooney/Donovan                       7 - Alain Nkong (5/25/05)
Saves                         12 - Joe Cannon (7/8/00)                    9 - Joe Cannon (8/28/04)
Goals Allowed          4 - David Kramer (5/27/99)                 5 - Scott Garlick (8/25/01)

Last Game vs. Colorado Rapids

Earthquakes 1, Colorado Rapids 0; Oct. 9, 2013; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Chris Wondolowski’s 69th-minute goal led San Jose to a 1-0 win against the Colorado Rapids in front of a sold-out crowd at Buck Shaw Stadium. Wondolowski headed home his 10th goal of the season off a Shea Salinas corner kick. The marker was his 33rd career game winner, tying him for No. 3 in MLS history with Ante Razov. He also became the 11th player in league history to record double-digit goals in four consecutive seasons. The Earthquakes would have found the net sooner if not for a gritty defensive effort from the Rapids. Alan Gordon clipped the post with a header in the ninth minute and then defender Drew Moor went to the ground to block point-blank shots from Wondolowski and Gordon on the Rapids’ goal line midway through the second half. Colorado goalkeeper Clint Irwin also made a diving one-handed save to deny Wondolowski at the near post in the 69th minute, just before the corner kick that netted the eventual winner.

History of the Quakes-Colorado Rapids Rivalry
The two teams played for the first time in 1996 and the Quakes swept the four-game season series, outscoring Colorado 9-3 in the process … Ramiro Corrales’ first career start came against Colorado on May 8, 1996 … In 1997 Colorado won three of four and swept the Quakes in two games at San Jose … Colorado dominated again in 1998 and had a memorable win at Stanford where they edged the Earthquakes 4-3 in penalty kicks … The Earthquakes returned the favor and beat Colorado 4-3 in penalty kicks in the first match of 1999 and they split the season series 2-2 … 2000 saw the teams split the series again with the Earthquakes winning the first two meetings … on August 25, 2001 the Earthquakes scored three goals in four minutes for their second win of the year against the Rapids. Manny Lagos scored his second goal of the match on an assist from Junior Agogo. Two minutes later Landon Donovan scored on an assist from Ian Russell. Then in the 40th minute Donovan assisted Agogo for the fourth goal. The Quakes added one more and then cruised to a 5-2 victory … In 2002 the teams split the series … In 2003 the Quakes opened the season at Colorado and Brian Ching scored 53 seconds into the match and the Quakes were victorious 2-1 … 2004 began an unbeaten streak in which the Earthquakes did not lose to the Rapids from 2004-2010. The Quakes were 8-0-4 during the streak before losing 1-0 on August 7, 2010 … The two teams met again in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, but the Rapids beat the Quakes 1-0 on their way to winning the MLS Cup … The Quakes were unable to beat the Rapids last year, with the Rapids defeating the Quakes 2-1 on August 13, 2011 at Buck Shaw Stadium, and the sides tying 1-1 on September 24, 2011 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park … The Earthquakes swept their three games vs. Colorado in 2012, outscoring the Rapids 10-3 in the process … Chris Wondolowski’s most recent hat-trick came against Colorado on October 6, 2012 … Mehdi Ballouchy’s first career appearance for San Jose was against Colorado on August 25, 2012 … The Quakes and Rapids tied 1-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium in their first meeting of 2013 … The Earthquakes followed with a 2-1 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 15, the club’s first road win of the season and the first game on the sidelines for interim head coach Mark Watson … San Jose capped their 2013 involvement with Colorado with a 1-0 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 9 thanks to a goal from Chris Wondolowski.

Earthquakes – Colorado Rapids Connections
Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan played with the Earthquakes from 2003-05 and played with Chris Wondolowski in Houston from 2006-09 … Rapids forward Edson Buddle was the runner-up to Wondolowski in the 2010 Budweiser Golden Boot race as a member of the LA Galaxy … Buddle was a teammate of Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch with the Columbus Crew from 2002-05 … Buddle also played with Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon from 2007-10 for the LA Galaxy … Earthquakes midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy played for the Rapids from 2007-10, notching seven goals and 18 assists in 77 appearances … Wondolowski and Rapids forward Gabriel Torres shared CONCACAF Gold Cup Golden Boot honors with five apiece, Wondolowski for the USA and Torres for Panama; Landon Donovan also had five during the competition … Earthquakes midfielder Atiba Harris played for Colorado in 2013, scoring five goals and notching one assist … Harris joined the Earthquakes in a trade on Jan. 7, 2014 in exchange for Marvin Chavez … Rapids midfielder Marvin Chavez had four goals and 14 assists during his two seasons in San Jose from 2012-13 … Chavez and Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez are both vying for spots on the Honduran national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup … Rapids forward Kamani Hill was born in Berkeley, Calif. and trained with the Earthquakes in 2011 before landing in Colorado in 2012