Buck Shaw Stadium vs. FC Dallas
John Todd

Top-7 Reasons to be at Buck Shaw for SJ-CHI

Do you like discounted beer, awesome weather and Chris Wondolowski?

I know, we had you at beer, but here's the top-seven reasons to be at Buck Shaw Stadium Wednesday night when the Quakes take aim at Win Pin No. 7 against the Chicago Fire.

1. We're talkin' about playoffs
Chicago and San Jose are on the opposite end of the post-season spectrum. While the Fire are emblematic of former NFL head coach Jim Mora's legendary sound bite - "Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs! Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game!" - the Quakes are inching closer to securing their first playoff berth since rejoining MLS in 2008. Playoffs? Quakes fans are definitely talking about playoffs.

2. Ronald Cerritos Hall of Fame Induction
The Salvadoran sensation is the all-time leading scorer in Quakes history and will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame Wednesday night. Any true Quakes fan should want to see this historic event.

3. Wondo for MVP
He's a Bay Area native, he's one of the MLS leaders in goals and he's rockin' the best tan in the league. Life is good for Chris Wondolowski. A few more Wondo-golazos and the MVP whispers will grow louder.

4. Fiesta Latina
It's Hispanic Heritage night at Buck Shaw. Attractions include: Live mariachi, a piñata loaded with candy plus a free on-field-seat upgrade, and a special discount...

5. $1 off Corona's
This deserves its own mention. Discounted beer? 'Nuff said.

6. The California Heat Wave
If you're not OK with game-time temperatures in the mid-70s for an evening match in late September, give Chicago a try and get back to me.

7. Freddie Ljungberg
Quakes fans loved to boo the Swedish midfielder when he played for Seattle and now they get a chance to recycle those anti-Ljungberg signs/chants.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Chicago Fire, 8 p.m. on CSNCA/ESPN3.com/ESPN Deportes/KDOW 1220

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