Kickoff: April 13, 12 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSN Plus, Unimas
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
Sponsor: Jack in the Box
Giveaway: 5000 fans in attendance will receive Earthquakes/ Jack in the Box sunglasses
Cultural Celebration: Iranian Heritage
Group Night: CIF/CCS Night of Champions Celebration
Food Trucks: BBQ Kalbi, Twisted Chili, Lalo's Tacos, Speedy Panini, Gold Rush Eatery, Curry Up Now, Rice Rockit
Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew All-Time
Regular Season: 13-18-6
Home games: 10-6-3 (35 GF, 33 GA)
Road games: 3-12-3 (19 GF, 29 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 3-2; Overtime (2000-03):1-1-1; MLS Cup Playoffs: 2-2-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring (MLS): SJ 54, CLB 62
All-Time Regular-Season Series Leaders:
Earthquakes Columbus Crew
Goals 7 - Ronald Cerritos 10 - Jeff Cunningham
Assists 6 - Manny Lagos 6 - Jeff Cunningham
Shots 27 - Cerritos/Corrales 49 - Jeff Cunningham
Shots on Goal 16 - Ronald Cerritos 21 - Brian McBride
Fouls Committed 28 - Ramiro Corrales 30 - Mike Clark
Fouls Suffered 45 - Richard Mulrooney 44 - Brian McBride
Wins 4 - Cannon/Onstad 6 - Mark Dougherty
Losses 11 - Joe Cannon 2 - 5 players tied
Shutouts 3 - Jon Busch 3 - Busch/Hesmer
Saves 69 - Joe Cannon 25 - Busch/Presthus
Goals Allowed 34 - Joe Cannon 9 - Hesmer/Presthus
All-Time Regular-Season Series Game Highs:
Earthquakes Columbus Crew
Goals 2 - 3 players tied 3 - Stern John (5/30/98)
Assists 2 - 7 players tied 2 - Cunningham/Maisonneuve
Shots 7 - Ronald Cerritos (6/30/99) 8 - Stern John (5/30/98)
Shots on Goal 5 - Ronald Cerritos (6/30/99) 4 - 4 players tied
Fouls Committed 5 - 11 players tied 6 - Brian McBride (9/7/02)
Fouls Suffered 7 - Brian Mullan (7/9/05) 6 - 4 players tied
Saves 11 - Joe Cannon (9/1/00) 9 - Tom Presthus (7/21/01)
Goals Allowed 4 - Andy Kirk (5/30/98) 4 - 3 players tied
Last Game vs. Columbus Crew
Earthquakes 1, Columbus Crew 1; March 16, 2013; Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
The Earthquakes pulled off another late comeback to tie the Columbus Crew 1-1 to pick up a valuable road point at Crew Stadium. Justin Morrow played the role of hero with a left-footed blast from just outside the box to level the game in the 73rd minute. Glauber scored the only goal for the Crew. San Jose is now unbeaten in its past six matches against Columbus. After a tight first half, the Quakes came out strong in the second half and created a number of chances. Shea Salinas had a right-footed drive saved by Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum and Chris Wondolowski had a shot cleared off the line by the Crew defense. However, the Crew struck first through a set piece. Federico Higuain swerved in a corner kick to the near post and Glauber powered through a few defenders to head home the game’s opening goal in the 68th minute. The Quakes struck back just five minutes later as Morrow, playing in his home state of Ohio, netted the equalizer. Ramiro Corrales found Morrow with nice pass at the left edge of the box and he smashed a left-footed shot past a diving Gruenebaum just inside the far post.
History of the Quakes – Crew Rivalry
San Jose and Columbus, two of the 10 original sides from the inaugural MLS season in 1996, have had a strong rivalry in MLS history, facing off on two separate occasions in the playoffs and competing in a number of memorable games … In 2001, the Quakes eliminated the Crew from the MLS Cup Playoffs with two convincing wins, 3-1 and 3-0, en route to winning the MLS Cup … Columbus turned the tables on San Jose in 2002 by knocking the Quakes out of the postseason with a pair of 2-1 victories that both came on 81st-minute goals … Quakes midfielder Ronnie Ekelund scored one of the best goals in league history against Columbus on Sept. 7, 2002, as Richard Mulrooney lifted a free kick up for Ekelund, who half-volleyed a shot from 25 yards out and into the upper corner … The Quakes went on to win 4-3 in overtime with current goalkeeper Jon Busch in net for the Crew … That result marked the team’s only regular-season overtime win in club history (1-1-26) … In 2010, both games ended in ties, the first a 2-2 result in San Jose and the second a 0-0 tie in Columbus … In 2011, the Earthquakes took the first game, 3-0 with goals from Wondolowski, Brandon McDonald and Khari Stephenson while the teams played to another scoreless deadlock in Columbus on July 16, 2011 … Their 2012 match-up had roots with the Earthquakes’ “Goonies never say die,” slogan as Alan Gordon scored a 90th-minute equalizer to lock the game at 1-1 on May 19 at Buck Shaw Stadium (one week later, Gordon would score a stoppage-time winner against the LA Galaxy, spurring teammate and former Crew forward Steven Lenhart to proclaim, “Goonies never say die!” … The two sides finished their 2013 affair in a 1-1 deadlock as Justin Morrow provided the come-from-behind moment for San Jose in the 73rd minute.
Earthquakes – Columbus Crew Connections
Quakes forward Steven Lenhart played the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Columbus Crew after being chosen No. 48 overall (Round 4) during the 2008 MLS SuperDraft … Lenhart produced 13 goals and four assists over 63 total appearances for the Crew, scoring four times in 10 games during the club’s MLS Cup championship season as a rookie in 2008 … Lenhart was acquired by the Quakes from Columbus in a draft-day trade on Jan. 13, 2011 … Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch also began his MLS career in Columbus, making 84 appearances with 25 shutouts there from 2002-06 … Quakes assistant coach Mark Watson made 14 appearances, all starts, for Columbus during the inaugural year of MLS in 1996 … Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato and Crew midfielder Kevan George both trace their roots to Trinidad & Tobago … Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski briefly overlapped with Crew forward Dominic Oduro with the Houston Dynamo in 2009 … Earthquakes defender Ty Harden briefly played with Crew midfielder Tony Tchani in 2011 before the latter was traded to Columbus after 13 games … Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham (2008-10), Earthquakes defender Ryan Neil (2010-13) and Crew defender Tyson Wahl (2002-05) played for Cal … Earthquakes forward Mike Fucito (2004-08), Crew midfielder Hector Jimenez (2006-10) and Crew defender Ross Friedman (2010-13) played for Harvard … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Garza (2010-11) and Crew midfielder Fifi Baiden (2010-13) played for UC Santa Barbara … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin (2005-08) and Crew defender Michael Parkhurst (2002-04) played for Wake Forest … Earthquakes forward Billy Schuler (2008-11) and Crew forward Ben Speas (2011) played for North Carolina and won a national championship in 2011 … Earthquakes defender Joe Sofia (2010-13) and Crew defender Matt Wiet (2010-12) played for UCLA.
Unbeaten in Six vs. Columbus
The Earthquakes are unbeaten in their last six games against the Columbus Crew. San Jose is 1-0-5 in their last six games against the Crew with the lone win being a 3-0 result on May 14, 2011. The club’s last lost against Columbus was 3-0 on Aug. 8, 2009 at Candlestick Park as part of a doubleheader with FC Barcelona and Chivas de Guadalajara. San Jose’s only loss at Buck Shaw Stadium against Columbus came on May 10, 2008, 3-2, in the club’s expansion season.
Wondolowski vs. Columbus
Chris Wondolowski has two goals and two assists in 11 games against the Columbus Crew. Both goals came at home, the first to earn a 2-2 draw against the Crew on June 2, 2010 and the second a game-winner in a 3-0 result on May 14, 2011.