Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSN California
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
Sponsor: Nimble Storage
Giveaway: 2500 fans in attendance will receive an Earthquakes magnet schedule
Cultural Celebration: Vietnamese Heritage
Food Trucks: BBQ Kalbi, Twisted Chili, Lalo's Tacos, Speedy Panini, Gold Rush Eatery, Curry Up Now, Rice Rockit
Earthquakes vs. New England Revolution All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 20-12-5
Home: 10-5-3 (37 GF, 23 GA)
Away: 10-7-2 (31 GF, 21 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 0-0; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-1; Playoffs: 0-0-0;
US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 66, New England – 46
New England Revolution Scouting Report
The New England Revolution (0-2-1, 1 pt.) enter the week looking for their first win of the season. They were among the surprise teams one year ago, finishing the season in third-place in the Eastern Conference with 51 points from a 14-11-9 record. Portuguese center back Jose Goncalves, the 2013 MLS Defender of the Year, is back in the fold along with a host of attack-minded talent. The midfield features a trio of creative players in Diego Fagundez, Lee Nguyen and Kelyn Rowe. Among the options up top are former United States Men’s National Team forward Charlie Davies and Teal Bunbury.
Last Game vs. New England Revolution
Earthquakes 0, New England Revolution; July 6, 2013; Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
Playing for the third time in eight days, the Earthquakes fell 2-0 against the Revolution at Gillette Stadium. San Jose played shorthanded for the second match in a row with just 16 players in uniform due to international call-ups, injuries and a suspension. The Revolution capitalized in front of their home crowd, tallying first in the 13th minute thanks to a strike from Saer Sene. The French forward blasted a shot from the top of the box that took a deflection on its way into the net, leaving Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch helpless to make the save. New England tacked on a second goal late in the second half as Lee Nguyen linked up with Dimitry Imbongo. Kelyn Rowe started the play with a through ball to Nguyen. The winger timed his run perfectly and one-timed a cross that found Imbongo on the doorstep for a tap-in finish.
History of the Quakes – Revolution Rivalry
The Quakes are 20-12-5 all-time against the Revs in regular-season games, and dominated the series from 2001-05 … The Quakes did not lose to New England for 12 straight games over those five seasons, putting together a 9-0-3 record while out-scoring their opponent 27-11 from May 5, 2001, through Oct. 1, 2005 … The Revs had not beaten the Quakes since July 22, 2000 (2-1), until their 2-0 home victory on May 17, 2008 … Since dropping the match on Aug. 29, 2009, the Earthquakes have gone 4-0-1 against the Revolution … During the most recent match on Mar. 10, 2012, forward Chris Wondolowski scored the lone goal in a 1-0 Earthquakes victory … New England won their most recent duel 2-0 on July 6, 2013 at Gillette Stadium with the Earthquakes dressing just 16 on their matchday roster due to national team call-ups, injuries and suspensions.
Earthquakes – New England Revolution Connections
New England midfielder Stephen McCarthy spent the first four years (2006-09) of his college career with Santa Clara at Buck Shaw Stadium prior to transferring to North Carolina for his redshirt senior season in 2010 … Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham (2008-10), Earthquakes defender Ryan Neil (2010-13), Revs midfielder Alec Sundly (2010-13) and Revs defender A.J. Soares (2008-10) attended Cal … Earthquakes midfielder Tommy Thompson (2013), Revs defender Kevin Alston (2006-08), Revs midfielder Lee Nguyen (2004-05) and Revs goalkeeper Luis Soffner (2008-12) attended Indiana University … Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez and Revs forward Jerry Bengston both play for the Honduran national team … New England forward Donnie Smith and Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch both played collegiately at North Carolina-Charlotte … Earthquakes winger Yannick Djalo and Revs defender Jose Goncalves are both Portuguese, each having grown up in Lisbon … Djalo and Goncalves both represented Portugal at the 2007 European Championship … Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Revs goalkeeper Brad Knighton played together with Philadelphia in 2010 … Earthquakes forward Billy Schuler (2009-11) and Revs defender Stephen McCarthy (2009-10) played college soccer for North Carolina … Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson (2000-03) and Revs forward Patrick Mullins (2010-13) attended Maryland … Earthquakes defender Joe Sofia (2010-13) and Revs midfielder Kelyn Rowe (2010-11) attended UCLA … Earthquakes midfielder Khari Stephenson, Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis and Revs midfielder O’Brian Woodbine are all from Jamaica … Revolution General Manager Mike Burns played for the Earthquakes during the 2000 season … Quakes head coach Mark Watson was an interim assistant coach with New England during the 2009 playoffs … San Jose and New England were two of the 10 original members of MLS during its inaugural 1996 season.
All-Time Regular-Season Series Leaders:
Earthquakes New England Revolution
Goals 5 - Ching/Dayak 5 - Joe-Max Moore
Assists 5 - Landon Donovan 5 - Moore/Ralston
Shots 23 - Ronald Cerritos 28 - Taylor Twellman
Shots on Goal 14 - Ronald Cerritos 15 - Taylor Twellman
Fouls Committed 31 - John Doyle 22 - Rusty Pierce
Fouls Suffered 28 - Richard Mulrooney 27 - Shalrie Joseph
Wins 8 Joe Cannon 3 Matt Reis
Losses 6 Joe Cannon 5 Matt Reis
Shutouts 4 Joe Cannon 2 Matt Reis
Saves 74 Joe Cannon 27 Matt Reis
Goals Allowed 20 Joe Cannon 12 Matt Reis
All-Time Regular-Season Series Game Highs:
Earthquakes New England Revolution
Goals 2 - 9 players tied 2 - Moore/Beasley
Assists 2 - 9 players tied 2 - 4 players tied
Shots 6 - Junior Agogo (8/8/01) 8 - Twellman/Caraglio
Shots on Goal 4 - 4 players tied 5 - Mamadou Diallo (4/6/02)
Fouls Committed 7 - Ekelund/Mullan 6 - Carlos Parra (5/6/00)
Fouls Suffered 6 - Azizi/Mulrooney 10 - Clint Dempsey (4/2/05)
Saves 8 - Salzwedel/Kramer 11 - Juergen Sommer (5/5/01)
Goals Allowed 3 - 3 players tied 6 - Jim St. Andre (8/11/96)