Kickoff: 4 p.m. PT at Red Bull Arena
Television: CSN Plus
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Earthquakes vs. New York Red Bulls All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 16-10-8
Home: 12-2-3 (36 GF, 17 GA)
Away: 4-8-5 (17 GF, 32 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 2-0; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-4
Playoffs: 1-1-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0; US Open Cup Play-In: 0-1-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 53, New York– 49
Last Game vs. New York Red Bulls
Earthquakes 2, New York Red Bulls 1; March 10, 2013; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Late goals from Chris Wondolowski and rookie Adam Jahn rallied the Earthquakes to a 2-1 win at Buck Shaw Stadium in front of a sold out crowd. Jahn opened his professional scoring account in the 83rd minute and won a penalty in stoppage time to key the comeback. While San Jose put pressure on New York early, it was the Red Bulls who found the first goal. Thierry Henry floated a cross into the mix that glanced off of Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez’s head to the feet of Red Bulls midfielder Eric Alexander. Alexander finished on the doorstep for his first goal of the season. The Quakes struck back as Sam Cronin lofted an inch-perfect cross to the back post where Jahn slid and volleyed home his first professional goal. Jahn was again the center of attention as the game entered stoppage time. The rookie rose and headed a ball toward goal that caught Red Bulls defender Roy Miller on the arm, earning the Earthquakes a penalty. Wondolowski had his first attempt blocked, but a New York player entered the box early, allowing a retake. Wondolowski tucked his next attempt away low and to the right, sealing the game for San Jose.
New York Red Bulls Scouting Report
The New York Red Bulls currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 5-5-8 record and 23 points. They are coming off a 4-1 win against Columbus Crew over the weekend after a goal and three assists from Thierry Henry. Bradley Wright-Phillips leads the way for the Red Bulls with 15 goals after scoring against the Crew, while Henry leads New York with nine assists. Wright-Phillips currently sits atop of the 2014 MLS Golden Boot race and starting goalkeeper Luis Robles leads MLS with 63 saves this season.
Earthquakes – New York Red Bulls Connections
San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch was born in Queens, N.Y., and San Jose defender Jason Hernandez was born in New York City, N.Y. … Hernandez, who played at Seton Hall University (2001-04) in South Orange, N.J., which is less than six miles away from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., was selected by the MetroStars in the first round (No. 6 overall) of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft, and appeared in three games for the club during the 2005 season … Former Quakes defender and current Quakes Youth Development Academy technical director Chris Leitch had two stints in New York, one from 2003-05, and another from 2007-08 … Quakes first round 2013 SuperDraft pick Tommy Muller (2009-12) and Red Bulls midfielder Ian Christianson (2009-12) played together for four years at Georgetown … Quakes forward Mike Fucito, Red Bulls defender Kosuke Kimura and Red Bulls midfielder Eric Alexander played together in Portland in 2012 … Quakes defender Clarence Goodson (2005-07) and Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty (2006-10) were teammates with FC Dallas … Red Bulls forward Andre Akpan (2006-09) and Quakes forward Mike Fucito (2004-08) were teammates at Harvard … Red Bulls midfielder Eric Alexander (2006-09) and Quakes midfielder Tommy Thompson (2013) both played at Indiana … Red Bulls midfielder Bobby Convey played for the Quakes from 2009-11, scoring three goals in 75 MLS matches with the club … Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall (2010-13) and Quakes midfielder Sam Cronin (2005-08) both played at Wake Forest … Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry (AS Monaco FC) and Quakes midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (AC Ajaccio) both played in Ligue 1 in France.
History of the Quakes – New York
Traditionally, the home side has had the advantage in the all-time series between two of the 10 original MLS clubs from the league’s inaugural 1996 season, when these teams were named the San Jose Clash and New York/New Jersey MetroStars … The Earthquakes had a 10-game unbeaten streak against New York from Aug. 9, 1998-July 2, 2003, posting a 6-0-4 record during that stretch … That 10-game unbeaten streak is the third-longest against a single opponent in San Jose club history … New York and San Jose had a pair of classic shootouts in 2003 and 2004 … On July 2, 2003, the Quakes and then-MetroStars tied 4-4 at Giants Stadium, with Landon Donovan tying the game in stoppage time … The following year, the two teams combined for 10 goals in a 5-5 draw at Spartan Stadium on May 8 … The two teams met in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time on Oct. 30, 2010, at Buck Shaw Stadium in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, as the Red Bulls won 1-0 on a goal by Joel Lindpere … They faced off again on Nov. 4, 2010, and the Earthquakes defeated top-seeded New York at Red Bull Arena, 3-1, with Chris Wondolowski’s 81st-minute goal assuring the Quakes of continuing their improbable postseason run that year in advancing 3-2 on aggregate to the Eastern Conference Championship … Most recently, the Red Bulls took a 3-0 home decision last April 16, with the teams playing to an entertaining 2-2 draw at Stanford Stadium on July 2 in front of 41,028 spectators, the largest single-game crowd in club history … With the league’s unbalanced schedule in 2012, the two sides played just once, a 2-2 draw at Red Bull Arena on April 14 … The Quakes won in dramatic fashion in their lone meeting of 2013, a 2-1 result after San Jose fell behind 1-0. Chris Wondolowski scored the game-winner from the penalty spot in stoppage time.