Kickoff: April 26, 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
Sponsor: Santa Clara County
Cultural Celebration: Hispanic Celebration
Non-Profit of the Match: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Food Trucks: BBQ Kalbi, Twisted Chili, Gold Rush Eatery, Curry Up Now, Rice Rockit
**Please note: Due to Santa Clara University construction, the south side of the stadium will have some slight changes. All gates, parking and concessions will remain the same. The Epicenter fan zone will now be located on Stanton field, which is the turf soccer field between the Leavey Center and the main stadium field.
Earthquakes vs. Chivas USA All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 7-6-6
Home: 4-3-2 (17 GF, 8 GA)
Away: 3-3-4 (12 GF, 12 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 29, Chivas USA – 20
All-Time Regular-Season Series Leaders:
Earthquakes Chivas USA
Goals 10 - Chris Wondolowski 4 - Justin Braun
Assists 4 - Dwayne De Rosario 2 - Jonathan Bornstein
Shots 44 - Chris Wondolowski 26 - Justin Braun
Shots on Goal 19 - Chris Wondolowski 15 - Justin Braun
Fouls Committed 16 - Steven Lenhart 12 - Kljestan/Sequeira
Fouls Suffered 15 - Alejandro Moreno 11 - Mendoza/Villafana
Wins 5 - Jon Busch 3 - Dan Kennedy
Losses 4 - Joe Cannon 4 - Dan Kennedy
Shutouts 5 - Jon Busch 2 - Kennedy/Thornton
Saves 22 - Jon Busch 25 - Dan Kennedy
Goals Allowed 7 - Jon Busch 13 - Dan Kennedy
All-Time Regular-Season Series Game Highs:
Earthquakes Chivas USA
Goals 3 - Chris Wondolowski (10/20/10) 1 - 20 players tied
Assists 2 - 4 players tied 1 - 18 players tied
Shots 7 - 3 players tied 7 - Justin Braun (7/6/11)
Shots on Goal 4 - 3 players tied 3 - 8 players tied
Fouls Committed 6 - Brian Ching (4/9/05) 6 - Oswaldo Minda (9/2/12)
Fouls Suffered 6 - De Rosario/Lenhart 5 - Cuadros/Bolanos
Saves 8 - Andrew Weber (10/17/09) 7 - Brad Guzan (6/12/05)
Goals Allowed 3 - Onstad/Cannon 4 - Dan Kennedy (9/2/12)
Last Game vs. Chivas USA
Earthquakes 1, Chivas USA 0; Sept. 29, 2013; StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Chris Wondolowski scored in the 87th minute with his team playing a man down to lead the Earthquakes to a 1-0 win against Chivas USA at the StubHub Center. After a scoreless first half, Steven Lenhart appeared to give San Jose a 1-0 lead in 47th minute. The target man headed home a corner kick from Shea Salinas, but the play was whistled dead just before the shot for a foul by an Earthquakes player. Despite the negated goal, San Jose continued to pressure Chivas USA and nearly found the net in the 65th minute after Wondolowski found himself one-on-one with goalkeeper Dan Kennedy thanks to a through-ball from Sam Cronin. Wondolowski took a touch and fired, but Kennedy was able to block the shot with a diving save to keep the two sides level. The Earthquakes went a man down in the 81st minute after Lenhart collided with Kennedy and received his second yellow card. The advantage didn’t hold for Chivas USA as Wondolowski broke through in the 87th minute for his ninth goal of the season. Alan Gordon created the chance with a dipping shot from 25 yards out that Kennedy blocked, but couldn’t control. Wondolowski pounced on the loose ball and chipped his shot into an empty net to seal the three points.
History of the Earthquakes-Chivas USA Rivalry
The two teams met for the first time on April 9, 2005, at Spartan Stadium, playing to a wild 3-3 draw … During the 2005 season, San Jose and Chivas USA met on three additional occasions: a 1-1 draw on June 12 at The Home Depot Center, a 3-0 win for the Earthquakes on Sept. 10 at Spartan Stadium, and a come-from-behind 2-1 Quakes victory on Sept. 17 in Carson in which Alejandro Moreno notched the 93rd-minute winner against his current club … Following that four-game unbeaten run by San Jose to begin the all-time series between the sides, Chivas USA has held the edge since the Quakes’ return in 2008, posting a 6-1-2 record over nine matches … The Quakes’ lone win during the stretch came on Oct. 20, 2010, when Chris Wondolowski posted a hat trick over 17 minutes after only coming off the bench in the 40th minute, for a 3-0 result at Buck Shaw … Chivas USA got an 85th-minute winner from Mariano Trujillo for a come-from-behind 2-1 win in the last meeting at Buck Shaw on April 23, 2011 … Wondolowski had given the Quakes a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute, with Moreno leveling the score for the Goats in first-half stoppage time … Chivas USA went on to sweep the 2011 season series with a 2-0 home shutout on July 6 … The two teams tied 1-1 in their first meeting of 2012 on May 13 with Alan Gordon providing a dramatic 89th-minute equalizer … On Sept. 2, 2012, the Earthquakes defeated Chivas USA for the second time since rejoining MLS in 2008, knocking off their Southern California counterpart 4-0 … San Jose built on that win with another on Sept. 6, 2012, knocking off Chivas USA 2-0 at The Home Depot Center for the first time since 2005 … In 2013, the Earthquakes drew 1-1 in their first meeting with Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center, which has since been renamed the StubHub Center … Chris Wondolowski recorded a brace to lead San Jose to a 2-0 win against Chivas USA in their second meeting of 2013 on Aug. 4, a match that saw the debuts of Clarence Goodson and Jaime Alas for the Earthquakes … The Earthquakes went a man down in the 81st minute with the game tied 0-0 in their final game against Chivas USA in 2013, but Chris Wondolowski found a game-winner in the 87th minute to keep the club’s MLS Cup Playoff hopes alive.
Earthquakes – Chivas USA Connections
Quakes defender Jason Hernandez made 50 appearances for Chivas USA from 2006-07 … Hernandez and Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy were briefly fellow members of the 2005 New York/New Jersey MetroStars … Kennedy (2001-04), Chivas USA midfielder Eric Avila (2005-07), Chivas USA defender Tony Lochhead (2001-04) and Quakes midfielder Sam Garza (2010-11) each played at UC Santa Barbara … Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart and Kennedy are both natives of Yorba Linda, Calif. … Avila also played with Earthquakes defender Ty Harden for Toronto FC in 2011 and 2012 … Chivas USA defender Bobby Burling played for the Earthquakes from 2009-11 … Burling began his career with Chivas USA in 2007 and joined the Earthquakes via trade on Sept. 11, 2009 … Chivas USA forward Eriq Zavaleta (2011-2012) and Quakes midfielder Tommy Thompson (2013) both played at Indiana University … Chivas USA midfielder Martin Rivero and Quakes forward Atiba Harris both played for the Colorado Rapids in 2013 … Chivas USA forward Luke Moore and Quakes defender Jordan Stewart are both from Birmingham, England … Chivas USA defender Carlos Bocanegra and Quakes defender Joe Sofia both played at UCLA.