San Jose will face Chivas USA on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The Quakes are riding back-to-back wins while Chivas is looking for its second win of 2010. The match will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel and will be streamed on MLS MatchDay Live. Fans can also tune in to the MLS Match Center from SJEarthquakes.com 30-minutes prior to kickoff to keep up with all the action.
Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 2-3-4
Playoffs: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 11, Chivas USA – 1
|San Jose Earthquakes||Chivas USA|
|2010 Leading Scorer||Ike Opara, 2||Jesus Padilla 1|
|2010 Assists Leaders||Bobby Convey, 2||None|
|Head Coach||Frank Yallop||Martin Vasque|
Quakes Above .500 for First Time Since Coming Back
The San Jose Earthquakes won on Saturday, April 17 against the New England Revolution to move to 2-1 on the season. With the win, the Quakes move above .500 for the first time since the team returned to San Jose before the 2008 season.
Opara Comes Through Again
Rookie defender Ike Opara scored for the second straight week, scoring in the 72nd minute against the New England Revolution. The rookie struck again with his head, linking up with Bobby Convey again, this time off of a corner kick. Watch the goal here.
Wondo Strikes for First Goal in First Start
Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski scored the first goal against the New England Revolution in the Quakes win and his first start of the season. The Danville native was the recipient of a well-played through ball by Ryan Johnson, and finished coolly to put the Quakes on top. This was Wondolowski’s second game-winner since his return to the Quakes last year (Aug. 22 against Kansas City in stoppage time). Check out Wondo’s goal here.
Convey Notches Second Assist
Quakes midfielder Bobby Convey picked out Ike Opara at the back post on a corner kick in the 72nd minute against the New England Revolution. It was the second time they teamed up for a goal in as many weeks, after Convey found Opara for the game-winner in Chicago on April 10.
Gjertsen Tallies First MLS Assist
Quakes midfielder Joey Gjertsen found his name on the scoresheet for the first time in his MLS career when he played the ball to Ryan Johnson that eventually led to the first San Jose goal in the 57th minute. Gjertsen won the ball in the defensive third, knocking Chris Tierney off the ball, and finding his target forward Johnson, who picked out Wondolowski for the goal.
Cannon Wins 100th Game
Earthquakes goalkeeper Joe Cannon notched his 100th career win on Saturday against the New England Revolution. With this win, he becomes the fourth goalkeeper in MLS history to record 100 career wins. FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman is the all-time leader with 146 wins.
Alvarez Set to Make 150th Appearance
Quakes midfielder/forward Arturo Alvarez will make his 150th career appearance in MLS if he plays on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA. He has started 92 games and scored 22 goals and notched 17 assists in his eight-year career.
Hernandez Makes 100th Appearance
Quakes defender Jason Hernandez made his 100th career MLS appearance on Saturday, April 17 against the Revolution in the 2-0 win. He has made 83 starts in his six-year career.