Match Preview: Storylines as Quakes set out on first East Coast road trip of 2016


Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Talen Energy Stadium. The matchup marks the Earthquakes’ fourth road game of the season and first meeting between the two teams in Chester, PA since August 24, 2014.
Broadcast Information
The game will be aired live on CSN Plus, 1590 KLIV (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish).
Cross Country Road Trip
Saturday’s match marks the Earthquakes’ first trip to the East Coast this season. It also kicks off their first back-to-back road games of 2016, with the team returning to the west coast a week later for a showdown with their conference foes Seattle Sounders FC.

Match Preview: Storylines as Quakes set out on first East Coast road trip of 2016 -

Man Down
The Earthquakes will be down a man after defender Andres Imperiale was suspended one game following Sunday’s match against Sporting KC. His absence opens the door for newcomer Kofi Sarkodie to make his second start for the Quakes.
Wondolowski Hits Career Milestone, Nears Another
With a nod in the starting XI, forward Chris Wondolowski will start in his 200th career match in Major League Soccer on Saturday. The Earthquakes captain also needs four more goals to tie Landon Donovan for the most road goals in MLS history.
Evenly Matched
Saturday’s match marks only the ninth time the Union and Earthquakes have met in the regular season. The Earthquakes hold a narrow advantage over the Union in their previous match-ups, recording a 4-3-1 record all-time. San Jose is looking for their first road win of the season and have had success in Chester in the past, boasting a 2-2-0 record on their turf.