San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact
1 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSN Bay Area
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English - CLICK TO LISTEN), 1370 KZSF (Spanish - CLICK TO LISTEN)
Presenting Sponsor: State Farm
Giveaway Items: Trading Cards
Themes: Cinco de Mayo
Epicenter Fan Zone
Gourmet Food Trucks: El Tonayense, BBQ Kalbi, Twisted Chill, Speedy Panini, Grillaz Gone Wild, Curry Up Now and Goldrush Eatery and Lalo’s Tacos
Activities: Face painting, poster making, inflatables, cornhole, foosball. A live ballet folklorico performance, mariachi band and DJ
Vendors: State Farm soccer bowling, Jamba Juice, KRTY, KZSF La Kaliente, HHW, Benjamin Moore, Stanford Medical
Montreal Impact Scouting Report
The Montreal Impact (5-1-1, 16 pts.) carry the best points-per-game average heading into Saturday’s match against the Supporters’ Shield trophy holders. They are fresh off a 2-0 home win against the Chicago Fire thanks to goals from Andres Romero and Marco Di Vaio. Di Vaio, one of five Italians on the team, has scored four goals in the Impact’s last five games. The Designated Player is tied for No. 4 in MLS with four goals on the year while midfielder Patrice Bernier is tied for the league lead with three assists. Montreal is unbeaten in its last three after losing its first game of the season 2-0 on the road against Sporting Kansas City on March 30.
- Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato scored his first career goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center. After entering the game for Marvin Chavez in the 67th minute, Cato made a darting run at the near post and polished off a Shea Salinas cross to cap the scoring in the 76th. Cato, 20, debuted in MLS with Seattle Sounders FC in 2012, making eight appearances. He has one goal in six appearances for San Jose in 2013 after joining the club via trade from Seattle for a fourth round pick in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft on March 1.
- San Jose midfielder Shea Salinas recorded his fourth career multi-assist game in the club’s 2-2 draw against Chivas USA on Saturday. His first came on a free kick in the 40th minute, springing Chris Wondolowski for an initial 1-0 lead; the second came in the 76th minute as he slid a cross to the near post, finding Cordell Cato in stride for an equalizer. Three of Salinas’ multi-assist games have come with San Jose; he also notched one in 2011 as a member of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
- Earthquakes defender Justin Morrow made his 50th career start in the Earthquakes’ 2-2 draw against Chivas USA on April 27. The 2012 MLS All-Star left back started 33 of San Jose’s 34 games one year ago – logging 2,970 minutes of a possible 3,060 in the process – and had put in 90-minute efforts in six of the club’s seven matches so far in 2013. His one missed start came due to U.S. Men’s National Team duty in March; he was on the bench for the USMNT’s 1-0 win against Costa Rica in Denver, Colo. on March 22 and their scoreless draw against Mexico in Mexico City on March 26.
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Places to Watch
167 E Taylor St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Jack's Neighborhood Bar & Lounge
Almaden and Downtown Britannia Arms
173 W Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
2565 The Alameda.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Wicked Chicken Wings
668 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
1333 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA