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WEEKLY UPDATE: July 24, 2017

Following a three-match stretch on the road, the Quakes return home this week to face the Colorado Rapids at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, July 29. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Bay Area, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.
All fans are encouraged to ride Caltrain on Saturday, as the Earthquakes have chartered a train to and from the match. Rides to and from the game are free for fans with a game ticket or wearing team gear. For more details, please click here.
Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 28-20-15
Home: 15-8-7 (50 GF, 35 GA)
Away: 13-12-8 (38 GF, 41 GA)
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 88, Colorado – 76
Last Game vs. Colorado
Earthquakes 0 – 3 Colorado Rapids; May 13, 2017; Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Colorado Rapids 3-0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. Watch highlights
History of the Quakes – 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 August7, 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 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 … The Quakes opened their 2016 MLS campaign with a 1-0 home victory over the Rapids on March 6, 2016 ... The Earthquakes and Rapids played to a scoreless draw at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in their second meeting of 2016 … In their final meeting of the year, the Quakes fell 2-1 to the Rapids in Colorado, ending a 14-game unbeaten streak against the club … On May 13, the Quakes visited the Rapids and fell 3-0 in their first meeting in 2017.
Earthquakes – Rapids Connections
Earthquakes forward Quincy Amarikwa and defender Marvell Wynne both played for the Rapids … Colorado defender Bobby Burling played for the Earthquakes from 2009–11, making 48 appearances for San Jose … Earthquakes midfielder Cordell Cato and Rapids defender Mekeil Williams were both born in Trinidad and Tobago and have featured for their national team … Earthquakes forward Marco Ureña and Rapids defender Dennis Castillo are both from Costa Rica … Quakes midfielder Tommy Thompson played alongside Rapids defender Mike da Fonte during his loan spell with Sacramento Republic FC in 2016 … San Jose midfielder Jahmir Hyka and Colorado forward Shkëlzen Gashi have both featured for the Albanian National Team … Gashi and Quakes defender Francois Affolter were both born in Switzerland and represented the Swiss nation at the youth level … Rapids forward Alan Gordon played with the Earthquakes from 2011-2014, recording 19 goals and 10 assists in 64 appearances for San Jose … Quakes defender Kofi Sarkodie and Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna both played collegiately for the University of Akron.
Celebrity Bartending at Rookies
Who: Earthquakes goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell and midfielder Fatai Alashe
What: Celebrity bartending at Rookie’s in downtown San Jose 
When: Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. PT 
Where: Rookies Sports Lodge; 99 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Every Other Game
Chris Wondolowski has scored 11 goals in 21 appearances against the Rapids as a Quakes player, tied for fourth-most among all players in league history. Nearly half of those goals have been game-winners (five).
Consistency Is Key
The Quakes captain has scored at least 10 or more goals for the past seven MLS seasons and is currently just two goals away from extending the record he set last year to an eighth consecutive season.
Regroup At Home
The Quakes head into Saturday’s match having lost just once in their past 12 matches at home dating back to October of last season.
Recent Dominance
San Jose has lost just twice in their past 16 matchups against Colorado, going 7-2-7 against the Rapids since Sept. 24, 2011.
Internationals Return
Earthquakes midfielders Anibal Godoy and Darwin Ceren, as well as forward Marco Ureña, have all returned San Jose following their participation in the 2017 Gold Cup and are available for Saturday’s match.
Reno 1868 FC extended their unbeaten streak in USL play to five games with a 1-1 draw at home against Portland Timbers 2 on Saturday night.
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