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Quakes-Colorado Match Notes

The Quakes will host the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 7 p.m. in MLS regular season action. San Jose is looking to bounce back after a 3-2 loss to Chivas USA last weekend at the Home Depot Center while Colorado hopes to improve on a 3-1 start to its 2010 campaign. Key players on the Rapids to watch include Conor Casey and Omar Cummings up top as well as Marvell Wynne and Pablo Mastroeni. For the Quakes, expect to see a lineup similar to what was on the field for a dominating 2-0 win over the New England Revolution two weeks prior.

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Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids

All-Time Records
MLS Regular Season: 20-16-8
Home: 10-7-5
Away: 10-9-3
Shootout (1996-99): 1-2
Overtime (00-03): 0-0-2
Playoffs: 0-0-0; U.S. Open Cup: 0-0-0  
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 66, Colorado – 60

Johnson Plays 89 Minutes Against South Africa
Earthquakes forward Ryan Johnson started and played 90 minutes on Wednesday, April 28 for Jamaica against the hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa. The Reggae Boyz fell 2-0 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Jasseh Debuts as Youngest Player in Franchise History
Earthquakes midfielder Omar Jasseh became the youngest player to play in an MLS game in Earthquakes franchise history on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA when he came on as a substitute in the 62nd minute. Jasseh earned his first yellow card of his career just four minutes later. The young Gambian midfielder was 17 years, five months and 23 days old when he came onto the pitch April 24. Arturo Alvarez was previously the youngest player to play for the Earthquakes when he debuted at 17 years, nine months and 19 days old on April 19, 2003 against Kansas City, when he came on as a substitute in the 85th minute.

Beitashour Scores First Career Goal
Rookie defender Steven Beitashour scored his first career goal on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA in a 3-2 loss. His strike came in stoppage time, when the ball found him on the top of the box after a corner, he sent a left-footed shot past a diving Zach Thornton to pull the Quakes within one. Watch Beitashour’s goal here.

Wondo Strikes Again
Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski scored the first goal for San Jose against Chivas USA to draw them level just before the end of the first half. This was the second straight game for Wondolowski starting up top, and the second consecutive game where he is on the score sheet. The Danville native drew a penalty kick just before halftime, and stepped up and buried it to the right of Chivas ‘keeper Zach Thornton. Check out Wondo’s goal here.

Ring and Sealy Make Quakes Debuts
Earthquakes rookie midfielder Brad Ring made his professional debut on Saturday, April 24 against Chivas USA when he came on as a substitute in the 71st minute. Earthquakes forward Scott Sealy made his debut for the second time around against Chivas USA when he came on as a 83rd minute substitution. Sealy was previously a member of the Quakes in 2008, and spent the last season and a half in Israel, before re-signing with San Jose.

Alvarez Set to Make 150th Appearance
Quakes midfielder/forward Arturo Alvarez will make his 150th career appearance in MLS if he plays on Saturday, May 1st against the Colorado Rapids. He has started 92 games and scored 22 goals and notched 17 assists in his eight-year career.

Quakes Launch Academy
The San Jose Earthquakes Academy tryouts are now underway. The Earthquakes will fully fund all team-related expenses for a total of 44 players in the Earthquakes Youth Academy pool - 22 apiece between the U-16 and U-18 levels.

Remaining Tryout Dates:

Day City Time
Sat., May 1 Fremont 5 p.m.
Sun., May 2 Invite Only  
Sun., May 9 TBA TBA
Sat., May 15 TBA TBA

Earthquakes Host Going Green Night May 1
The San Jose Earthquakes will host their second annual Going Green night on Saturday, May 1 when they take on the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Earthquakes have teamed up with MLS W.O.R.K.S., the charitable arm of Major League Soccer, and the Natural Resources Defense Council to off-set the carbon footprint for energy used at the stadium that night. The night will also feature numerous

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