Fan Guide: Quakes host Rapids on Wednesday

Limited tickets available for Quakes vs. Rapids presented by Supercuts

Kickoff: May 7, 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSNBA
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
Sponsor: Supercuts
Giveaway: 2500 'Rock the Cut' Earthquakes water bottles 
Group Night: College Night and Team Networking Event

Food Trucks: BBQ Kalbi, Speedy Panini, Twisted Chili, Curry Up Now, Rice Rockit 

Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 26-18-11
Home: 13-8-6 (45 GF, 35 GA)
Away: 13-10-5 (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                           38 - 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 0, Colorado Rapids 0; April 21, 2014; Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
The Earthquakes picked up their first clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Despite missing both of their regulars on the depth chart at left back and starting right back Brandon Barklage, Earthquakes head coach Mark Watson was able to cobble together a backline that withstood the Rapids’ advances throughout the match. The Earthquakes also finished the game down a man after second-year forward Adam Jahn was sent off in the 87th minute. The Earthquakes put pressure on their hosts early and nearly found the net two minutes in. Alan Gordon had a look in front of goal after a Shea Salinas corner kick, but his header rattled the crossbar and bounced away. Chris Wondolowski had another golden chance in the 38th minute after losing his marker on a free kick from Salinas. Wondolowski snapped a header toward goal, but watched his shot shave the woodwork just high. Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch was largely untested in picking up his first shutout of the season. He made one save with Andreas Gorlitz, Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson and Ty Harden providing cover on the backline. Gorlitz, a former Bayern Munich product, played 90 minutes in his San Jose debut while Harden went the distance in his first career start at left back.

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 … The Quakes and Rapids tied 0-0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on April 19 in their first meeting of 2014.

Earthquakes-Colorado Rapids Connections
Earthquakes midfielder Atiba Harris played for the Rapids in 2013 … Rapids midfielder Martin Chavez played for the Earthquakes from 2012-13 … Rapids defender Drew Moor and Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson played together for FC Dallas from 2005-07 …  Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Rapids midfielder Danny Mwanga played together for the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon (2002-03) and Rapids midfielder Nathan Sturgis played together for the LA Galaxy from 2006-07 … Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon and Rapids forward Danny Mwanga (2008-09) played college soccer at Oregon State … Danny  Earthquakes defender Joe Sofia (2010-13) and Rapids defender Marvell Wynne (2004-05) played college soccer for UCLA … Earthquakes defender Brandon Barklage and Rapids goalkeeper John Berner were born in St. Louis, Missouri … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin (2005-08) and Rapids midfielder Jared Watts (2010-13) played college soccer for Wake Forest … 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 … Wondolowski and Rapids forward Gabriel Torres shared CONCACAG Gold Cup Golden Boot honors with five apiece, Wondolowski for the USA and Torres for Panama; Landon Donovan also had five during the competition.