Kickoff: May 16, 7:30 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium
Television: CSN Plus
Television: CSN Plus
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
Parking Lots: 3:30 p.m.
**Fans will be able to purchase parking passes at the lots on game day.
Will Call/Ticket Services: 5:00 p.m.
Avaya Stadium Gates: 5:30 p.m.
Title Sponsor: PetersenDean
Group Night: Greek Heritage Night
Giveaway: 5,000 Quakes Blankets
Tickets: Quakes vs. Crew
Nick The Greek
John Johns BBQ
Inflatable mini fields, slide and target goal (make sure you stop by the waiver tent first!)
Greek Dance Performance at 6:45 p.m.
Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew SC
MLS Regular Season: 13-18-7
Home: 10-6-4 (36 GF, 34 GA)
Away: 3-12-3 (19 GF, 29 GA)
Playoffs: 2-2-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0; US Open Cup Play-In: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 55, Columbus Crew SC – 63
Last Game vs. Columbus Crew SC
Earthquakes 1, Columbus Crew 1; April 13, 2014; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Chris Wondolowski scored his third goal of the season to rally the San Jose Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw against the Columbus Crew at Buck Shaw Stadium. Federico Higuain gave the visitors an initial 1-0 lead just before halftime, tapping home a cross from Waylon Francis. Hector Jimenez started the sequence with a lofted ball to the sideline, finding Francis in stride. The Costa Rican left back took the ball toward the end line and then slotted a pass on the ground to Higuain in the middle of the box for the finish. The Earthquakes took control after the break with Portuguese signing Yannick Djalo providing a spark off the bench. San Jose finally profited from their early chances in the 51st minute. Salinas zipped a corner into the middle of the box and found Wondolowski open at the doorstep for his third goal in four games to start the season.
History of the Quakes-Columbus Crew SC Rivalry
San Jose and Columbus, two of the 10 original sides from the inaugural MLS season in 1996, have had a strong rivalry in MLS history, facing off on two separate occasions in the playoffs and competing in a number of memorable games … In 2001, the Quakes eliminated the Crew from the MLS Cup Playoffs with two convincing wins, 3-1 and 3-0, en route to winning the MLS Cup … Columbus turned the tables on San Jose in 2002 by knocking the Quakes out of the postseason with a pair of 2-1 victories that both came on 81st-minute goals … Ex-Quakes midfielder Ronnie Ekelund scored one of the best goals in league history against Columbus on Sept. 7, 2002, as Richard Mulrooney lifted a free kick up for Ekelund, who half-volleyed a shot from 25 yards out and into the upper corner … The Quakes went on to win 4-3 in overtime with ex-San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch in net for the Crew SC … That result marked the team’s first regular-season overtime win in club history … In 2010, both games ended in ties, the first a 2-2 result in San Jose and the second a 0-0 tie in Columbus … In 2011, the Earthquakes took the first game, 3-0 with goals from Wondolowski, Brandon McDonald and Khari Stephenson while the teams played to another scoreless deadlock in Columbus on July 16, 2011 … Their 2012 match-up had roots with the Earthquakes’ “Goonies never say die,” slogan as Alan Gordon scored a 90th-minute equalizer to lock the game at 1-1 on May 19 at Buck Shaw Stadium (one week later, Gordon would score a stoppage-time winner against the LA Galaxy, spurring teammate and former Crew forward Steven Lenhart to proclaim, “Goonies never say die!” … The two sides finished their 2013 affair in a 1-1 deadlock as Justin Morrow provided the come-from-behind moment for San Jose in the 73rd minute … In 2014, Shea Salinas assisted Chris Wondolowski to rally the Earthquakes to a 1-1 draw, despite the Crew going into halftime with the lead.
Earthquakes – Columbus Crew SC Connections
Quakes forward Steven Lenhart played the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Columbus Crew after being chosen No. 48 overall (Round 4) during the 2008 MLS SuperDraft … Lenhart produced 13 goals and four assists over 63 total appearances for the Crew, scoring four times in 10 games during the club’s MLS Cup championship season as a rookie in 2008 … Lenhart was acquired by the Quakes from Columbus in a draft-day trade on Jan. 13, 2011 … Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato and Crew midfielder Kevan George both trace their roots to Trinidad & Tobago … Earthquakes defender Ty Harden briefly played with Crew midfielder Tony Tchani in 2011 before the latter was traded to Columbus after 13 games … Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham (2008-10), Crew midfielder Hector Jimenez (2006-10) and Crew defender Tyson Wahl (2002-05) all played for Cal … Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis played for the Crew from 2010-2012 … Shaun Francis and defender Sergio Campbell both were born in Jamaica … Quakes midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi and Crew Midfielder Romain Gall are both from France … Earthquakes midfielders Leandro Barrera and Matias Perez Garcia, as well as Columbus defender Hernan Grana and midfielder Federico Higuain, are from Argentina … Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne and Crew defender Chris Klute both played together on the Colorado Rapids from 2013-2014 … Columbus assistant coach Pat Onstad was one of the most prolific goalkeepers in Earthquakes history. During his career with the Quakes, he helped the team win the MLS Cup in 2003, was named MLS Goalkeeper of the year twice (2003, 2005) and was selected to the MLS Best XI team twice (2003, 2005).