Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. PT at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 18-26-9
Home: 13-9-6 (42 GF, 37 GA)
Away: 5-17-3 (30 GF, 48 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 1-4; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-4
Playoffs: 4-5-1; US Open Cup: 0-4-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 72, LA Galaxy – 85
LA Galaxy Scouting Report
The LA Galaxy (14-11-6, 48 pts.) enter the week fourth in the Western Conference with two matches on tap. Their last time out was a 5-0 rout of Chivas USA at the StubHub Center on Oct. 6. Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan had two goals apiece while rookie Gyasi Zardes accounted for the fifth goal. Keane has been the club’s most consistent offensive threat with 15 goals and 11 assists while Donovan is next on the list with 10 goals and nine assists. The Galaxy host the Montreal Impact on Wednesday, Oct. 16 ahead of the California Clasico.
Last Game vs. LA Galaxy
Earthquakes 0, LA Galaxy 3; Aug. 31, 2013; StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
The Earthquakes closed a stretch of three road games in eight days with a 3-0 loss against the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center in front of a sold-out crowd of 27,000. San Jose had its chances early, but it was the Galaxy who found the scoreboard first. Robbie Keane chipped a pass over the Earthquakes’ backline, springing Landon Donovan on the run. Donovan carried the ball into the box and beat goalkeeper Jon Busch one-on-one to give the Galaxy a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute. Keane tacked on the next two Galaxy goals, the first of which came from the penalty spot in the 43rd minute. The Irishman capped the scoring midway through the second half, volleying home a header from Sean Franklin for his 12th goal of the season.
Earthquakes – LA Galaxy Connections
Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan began his MLS career with the Earthquakes, producing 32 goals and 29 assists over 87 appearances from 2001-04 and helping lead San Jose to both of its MLS Cup titles in 2001 and 2003 … Quakes forward Alan Gordon played for the Galaxy from 2004-10, scoring 16 goals in 99 games … Quakes assistant coach Ian Russell played in three games for the Galaxy in 2007 … Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant was San Jose’s first-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and played 46 games for the Earthquakes from 2003-04, producing one goal and six assists … Dunivant and Earthquakes forward Adam Jahn both attended Stanford … Dunivant was teammates with Quakes defender Nana Attakora on Toronto FC from 2007-08 … Galaxy assistant coach Curt Onalfo played in six matches for San Jose in 1997 … Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski played in nine matches for the Quakes in 2008 … Quakes defender Jason Hernandez was teammates with Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in 2005 … Quakes goalkeeper David Bingham (2008-10) and Galaxy midfielder Hector Jimenez (2006-10) were teammates at Cal … LA Galaxy defender Tommy Meyer and San Jose defender Brad Ring both attended Indiana University … Galaxy midfielders Colin Clark (2006-10) and Pablo Mastroeni (2002-13) played on the Colorado Rapids with Quakes midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy (2007-10), defender Dan Gargan (2006-08) and defender Ty Harden (2009) … Clark also played with Earthquakes goalkeeper Evan Newton on the Houston Dynamo in 2011 … Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers was teammates with Quakes forward Steven Lenhart on the Columbus Crew from 2008-10.
Earthquakes Leaders vs. LA Galaxy
Chris Wondolowski has three goals in 10 appearances … Alan Gordon has six goals in six matches against his former club … Steven Lenhart has four goals and an assist in 10 appearances … Jon Busch is 9-8-5 with six shutouts in his career against the Galaxy, including a 3-2-3 record with two shutouts in a Quakes uniform.
Fans are encouraged to join us at the Downtown Brit on Sunday for our official viewing party. Food and drink specials will be available.
Almaden and Downtown Britannia Arms
173 W Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
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