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WEEKLY NOTES: Important points to know this week

Playoff Push

The match against Vancouver comes in the midst of the playoff push. The Quakes are currently in eighth place in the Western Conference, level on points with seventh place Real Salt Lake (42) and one point behind fifth place Houston Dynamo and sixth place FC Dallas (43).

 

On the Mark

Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances against Vancouver, which is more than half of the Quakes’ all-time goals against the Canadian side (19). He is the league’s all-time leading goal scorer against Vancouver and is six goals clear of Landon Donovan in second (5).

 

North of the Border

The Quakes have had strong performances against Canadian sides in recent years, with a 4-2-3 record in their last nine games against teams from north of the border.

 

Strong Performance

The Quakes have lost just one game in their last seven meetings with Vancouver (3-1-3).

 

Never Say Die

The last time the Quakes faced Vancouver this season, they were down 2-0 after the first 20 minutes of the match, but came back to win 3-2. It marked the first of ­­­six games that the Quakes have come from behind to secure points in the 2017 MLS regular season.

 

Repeating History

The Quakes won 2-1 the last time they played at BC Place and are looking to do the same again. Quincy Amarikwa and Simon Dawkins both scored to secure the victory for the Quakes.

 

Record Breaker

If Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski scores one goal against Vancouver, he will tie Jeff Cunningham for second most goals in Major League Soccer history (134).

 

Game Winning 

Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski is one game-winning goal away from tying Jeff Cunningham for second most in Major League Soccer history (40).

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