Match Guide: Quakes set to host the Colorado Rapids in the 2016 Home Opener

Matchday Information
Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. 
Gates Open: 10:00 a.m.
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The item of the match for Sunday's Home Opener is the Anthem Track Jacket, available at the Quakes Team Store in Men's ($100), Women ($90.00) and Kids ($65.00)!

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Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 27-18-14
Home: 14-8-7 (49 GF, 35 GA)
Away: 13-10-7 (37 GF, 36 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 86, Colorado – 71

Last Game vs. Rapids
Earthquakes 1, Colorado Rapids 0; August 14, 2015; Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. 

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in front of a sold-out crowd at Avaya Stadium. Defender Clarence Goodson tallied the lone goal in the 53rd minute. San Jose midfielder Anibal Godoy made his MLS debut. The Panamanian international started and played the full 90 minutes, helping to blank their Western Conference foe. In the 22nd minute, Quakes midfielder Shea Salinas evaded several defenders on his way inside the Rapids penalty area and laid off a pass for forward Quincy Amarikwa. Amarikwa’s initial shot attempt was blocked, but his second shot forced a tough save by Colorado keeper Clint Irwin. The Earthquakes depth and versatility was tested early, as defender Jordan Stewart departed the match in just the 27th minute with a left ankle injury. Defender Shaun Francis stepped in to replace him. Francis created a scoring opportunity in the 38th minute. He played a waist-high cross in front of net and Amarikwa’s glancing header went just wide of the far post. Colorado nearly took a 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute. Midfielder Dillon Powers was on the receiving end of a long ball into the box and his header caromed off the cross bar. Just one minute later, San Jose grabbed the lead on a header by Goodson. Following a free kick by Salinas, Amarikwa took possession and lofted a cross to the back post. Goodson rose to meet it and headed the ball off the post and in.

History of the Quakes – Colorado Rapids Rivalry
The two teams played for the first time in 1996 and the Quakes swept the four-game season series, outscoring Colorado 9-3 in the process … Ramiro Corrales’ first career start came against Colorado on May 8, 1996 … In 1997, Colorado won three of four and swept the Quakes in two games at San Jose … Colorado dominated again in 1998 and had a memorable win at Stanford where they edged the Earthquakes 4-3 in penalty kicks … The Earthquakes returned the favor and beat Colorado 4-3 in penalty kicks in the first match of 1999 and they split the season series 2-2 … 2000 saw the teams split the series again with the Earthquakes winning the first two meetings … on August 25, 2001 the Earthquakes scored three goals in four minutes for their second win of the year against the Rapids. Manny Lagos scored his second goal of the match on an assist from Junior Agogo. Two minutes later Landon Donovan scored on an assist from Ian Russell. Then in the 40th minute Donovan assisted Agogo for the fourth goal. The Quakes added one more and then cruised to a 5-2 victory … In 2002 the teams split the series … In 2003 the Quakes opened the season at Colorado and Brian Ching scored 53 seconds into the match and the Quakes were victorious 2-1 … 2004 began an unbeaten streak in which the Earthquakes did not lose to the Rapids from 2004-2010. The Quakes were 8-0-4 during the streak before losing 1-0 on August 7, 2010 … The two teams met again in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, but the Rapids beat the Quakes 1-0 on their way to winning the MLS Cup … The Quakes were unable to beat the Rapids in 2011, with the Rapids defeating the Quakes 2-1 on August 13, 2011 at Buck Shaw Stadium, and the sides tying 1-1 on September 24, 2011 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park … The Earthquakes swept their three games vs. Colorado in 2012, outscoring the Rapids 10-3 in the process … Chris Wondolowski’s scored a hat trick against Colorado on October 6, 2012 … The Quakes and Rapids tied 1-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium in their first meeting of 2013 … The Earthquakes followed with a 2-1 win at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 15, the club’s first road win of the season and the first game on the sidelines for interim head coach Mark Watson … San Jose capped their 2013 involvement with Colorado with a 1-0 win at Buck Shaw Stadium on Oct. 9 thanks to a goal from Chris Wondolowski … The Quakes and Rapids tied 0-0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on April 19 in their first meeting of 2014 … The San Jose Earthquakes picked up their third shutout of the season in a 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium on Wednesday, May 7 … The Quakes and Rapids finished two consecutive matches in 1-1 draws (9/27/14; 5/8/15) with both being played at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park … San Jose extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games against Colorado with a 1-0 win at Avaya Stadium on August 14, 2015.

Earthquakes – Colorado Rapids Connections
Earthquakes midfielder Sanna Nyassi and defender Marvell Wynne both played for the Rapids … Quakes midfielder Matias Perez Garcia and defender Andres Imperiale and Rapids forward Luis Solignac all hail from Argentina … Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato and Rapids defender Marc Burch played together for Seattle Sounders FC during the 2012 season … Rapids defender Bobby Burling played for the San Jose Earthquakes from 2009–12 … Rapids midfielder Sam Cronin played for the Earthquakes from 2010–14 … Quakes midfielder Simon Dawkins and defender Jordan Stewart and Rapids defender Sean St. Ledger were all born in England … Both Stewart and St. Ledger also played at Leicester City during their career … Quakes forward Chad Barrett and Rapids defender Marc Burch played together on the United States U18 team in 2003 … Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato and Rapids defender Mekeil Williams are both a part of the Trinidad and Tobago National Team.



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