The Earthquakes and Whitecaps FC are set to play their 40th anniversary match at BC Place on Saturday. The Earthquakes, who will officially celebrate their 40th anniversary on May 10, first traveled to Vancouver on May 5,1974 for their first match in club history. The Quakes ended up beating the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 in penalties. Mani Hernandez scored the first goal in history for the club on that historic day.
Kickoff: 4 p.m. PT at BC Place
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Earthquakes vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 1-3-4
Home: 1-0-3 (6 GF, 4 GA)
Away: 0-3-1 (3 GF, 7 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 9, Vancouver – 11
All-Time Regular-Season Series Leaders:
Earthquakes Whitecaps FC
Goals 7 - Chris Wondolowski 3 - Eric Hassli
Assists 2 - Chavez/Corrales 2 - 3 players tied
Shots 34 - Chris Wondolowski 23 - Camilo Sanvezzo
Shots on Goal 17 - Chris Wondolowski 9 - Camilo Sanvezzo
Fouls Committed 11 - Cronin/Gordon 13 - Camilo Sanvezzo
Fouls Suffered 12 - Steven Lenhart 13 - Koffie/Sanvezzo
Wins 1 - Jon Busch 2 - Joe Cannon
Losses 3 - Jon Busch 1 - Joe Canno
Shutouts 1 - Jon Busch 2 - David Ousted
Saves 21 - Jon Busch 14 - Joe Cannon
Goals Allowed 11 - Jon Busch 8 - Joe Cannon
All-Time Regular-Season Series Game Highs:
Earthquakes Whitecaps FC
Goals 2 - Chris Wondolowski (twice) 2 - Eric Hassli (7/20/11)
Assists 2 - Ramiro Corrales (4/7/12) 2 - Salinas/Reo-Coker
Shots 7 - Chris Wondolowski (9/14/13) 6 - Sanvezzo/Hassli
Shots on Goal 3 - 4 players tied 3 - Hassli/Sanvezzo
Fouls Committed 5 - Alan Gordon (4/6/13) 4 - 4 players tied
Fouls Suffered 4 - 3 players tied 5 - Koffie/Sanvezzo
Saves 5 - Jon Busch (twice) 6 - David Ousted (8/10/13)
Goals Allowed 2 - 4 players tied 3 - Joe Cannon (4/7/12)
Last Game vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Earthquakes 0, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0; Sept. 14, 2013; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Earthquakes extended their home-unbeaten streak to 14 games with a 0-0 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in front of a sold out crowd at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Earthquakes pressed the action for most of the evening, out-shooting their guests 22-14. They had several golden chances to score, including a close-range blast from Clarence Goodson in the 19th minute that darted high over the crossbar. In the second half, Chris Wondolowski nearly opened the scoring with a flick off a Sam Cronin free kick, but Whitecaps FC goalkeeper David Ousted positioned himself perfectly to snare the shot.
History of the Quakes-Vancouver Whitecaps FC Rivalry
The Quakes and Vancouver Whitecaps FC drew in each of their first two all-time meetings in 2011 … The teams tied 1-1 at Empire Field in Vancouver on May 11 as Chris Wondolowski scored a 39th-minute goal on a back-heeled flick that earned MLS Goal of the Week consideration, with Ryan Johnson assisting … The ‘Caps equalized in second-half stoppage time when Davide Chiumiento scored for a share of the points … The return fixture inside Buck Shaw Stadium on July 20 ended in a 2-2 tie with dueling braces by Wondolowski and Vancouver’s Eric Hassli as San Jose was unable to hold on to a pair of one-goal leads … In the first of three meetings in 2012 back on April 7 at Buck Shaw, the ‘Caps took a 1-0 lead early in the second half through a Sebastien Le Toux strike, only to see the Quakes storm back for three goals within a 10-minute span from the 68th to the 78th … Wondolowski tallied two more around what proved to be a game-winning header from second-half substitute Alan Gordon in the 72nd from a Ramiro Corrales cross … In the second meeting of the 2012 season at BC Place in Vancouver on May 5, the Whitecaps came out victorious off a stoppage time goal from forward Eric Hassli. Wondolowski opened the scoring in the 15th minute off a Marvin Chavez cross, but Vancouver answered with a goal from Gershon Koffie shortly before halftime … Vancouver Whitecaps FC won 2-1 at B.C. Place in the final matchup of 2012 between the two teams thanks to a Barry Robson 61st minute penalty kick. Whitecaps FC Dane Richards opened the scoring just 20 minutes into the match. Earthquakes Alan Gordon knotted the score at 1-1 just seven minutes before halftime with a header into the back post … The two sides drew 1-1 in their first meeting of 2013 with Chris Wondolowski and Corey Hertzog scoring goals at Buck Shaw Stadium … Vancouver won their next match of the campaign 2-0 at BC Place … The two teams drew 0-0 in their final meeting of the season on Sept. 14, 2013 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Earthquakes-Vancouver Whitecaps FC Connections
Earthquakes head coach Mark Watson is a native of Vancouver … Watson played for Vancouver in 2005, logging 17 appearances with the club … Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Steven Beitashour played for San Jose from 2010-2013 … Beitashour was born in San Jose … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 after being selected by the club during the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft … Salinas was traded from Vancouver to San Jose on Nov. 30, 2011, in exchange for allocation money … Salinas and Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey played together with the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … Harvey and San Jose goalkeeper Joe Sofia are both California natives (Mission Viejo) who attended UCLA … NBA All-Star Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC ownership group, played basketball at Santa Clara University … Whitecaps FC forward/midfielder Erik Hurtado attended Santa Clara University where he was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2012 … Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy played his college career at Santa Clara University (2003-2005) … Ballouchy played for San Jose from 2012-2013 … Ballouchy and San Jose defender Brandon Barklage were teammates with the New York Red Bulls in 2012 … Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Jordan Harvey and midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy played with San Jose defender Ty Harden with the Colorado Rapids in 2009 … Ballouchy and San Jose forward Atiba Harris played together with Real Salt Lake from 2006-2007.
Busch Approaching 1,000 Saves Milestone
Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch is four saves away from becoming the seventh goalkeeper in league history to reach 1,000 career saves. He made 367 saves with Columbus from 2002-06, 240 with Chicago from 2007-09 and has 389 since joining the Earthquakes at the start of the 2010 season. Busch is among the top goalkeepers in MLS history, ranking fourth all-time in shutouts with 78 and seventh all-time with 105 wins.