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MATCH PREVIEW: Quakes travel to Carson for match with LA Galaxy

The San Jose Earthquakes will travel to southern California this week to take on rivals LA Galaxy on Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. PT at the StubHub Center. The match will be broadcast live on UniMas, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.

The Quakes suffered a 3-1 loss against D.C. United this past Saturday, May 19. Forward Danny Hoesen scored his sixth goal for San Jose in 2018, breaking his personal record for goals scored in an MLS season.

 

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 22-30-14

Home: 16-11-8 (52 GF, 46 GA)

Away: 6-19-6 (39 GF, 59 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 91, LA Galaxy – 105

 

Last Game vs. LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy 0 – 3 Earthquakes; August 27, 2017; StubHub Center, Carson, California

The San Jose Earthquakes defeated the LA Galaxy 3-0 at the StubHub Center to take the 2017 MLS regular season series against LA (2-1) and move into the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Earthquakes players Marco Ureña, Vako and Chris Wondowloski all found the back of the net to secure the victory. With his tally, Wondolowski took sole possession of the MLS record for road goals with 64, which was previously held by Landon Donovan (63).

 

History of the Quakes – Galaxy Rivalry

As the two original MLS teams in California, the Earthquakes (then known as the Clash) and the Galaxy met for the first time on April 28, 1996, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. In front of a crowd of 40,347, the Clash fell to the Galaxy, 2-1 … From 1996-2005, the in-state rivals matched up more than any other teams in the league … Along with playing each other 62 times in the regular season, the Quakes and the Galaxy have also faced off 10 times in the postseason and five times in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup … The teams squared off in the playoffs in 1996, 2003 and 2005, as well as the 2001 MLS Cup … The Galaxy captured the 1996 conference semifinal series, two games to one, taking the final two contests at the Rose Bowl by identical scores of 2-0 … In 2001, the sides met in the MLS Cup, with the Quakes producing a come-from-behind 2-1 triumph at Columbus Crew Stadium as Dwayne De Rosario scored the winner in overtime … The 2003 Western Conference Semifinal series produced one of the most memorable games in league history. After dropping the road leg of a two-game set, 2-0, San Jose fell behind by that same score after just 13 minutes of the home return to trail the series 4-0 on aggregate. The Quakes responded with a four-goal explosion in regulation to level the aggregate, 4-4, getting the fourth from Chris Ronér in the 90th minute just moments after he had come into the game. Fellow second-half substitute Rodrigo Faria then struck six minutes into sudden-death overtime to send San Jose to the Western Conference Finals, and ultimately its second MLS Cup … In 2005, having lost the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals 3-1 at The Home Depot Center, the Quakes needed another two-goal comeback to win the series. After going up 1-0 on a Brian Ching goal in Game 2 on Oct. 29, 2005, Ned Grabavoy scored for the Galaxy to end the Quakes’ hopes. That match marked the Quakes’ final game before the team was relocated to Houston on Dec. 15, 2005 … Since returning to MLS in 2008, the Quakes and Galaxy have had a number of memorable matches … The sides played to a scoreless draw in front of what was a Buck Shaw record crowd of 10,872 on June 25, 2011 with the Quakes unable to find a goal despite out-shooting the Galaxy, 25-8, and playing with a man advantage for 47 minutes … The return fixture in Carson resulted in a 2-0 victory for LA as Robbie Keane scored the winner on his MLS debut … The Earthquakes were 2-0-1 against the Galaxy in 2012, rallying from two-goal deficits to knock off their Southern California rival on May 23, 3-2, at The Home Depot Center and June 30, 4-3, in front of 50,391 at Stanford Stadium … San Jose again came from behind in their final regular season meeting of 2012, equalizing a pair of one-goal deficits for a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium … After defeating the Galaxy 1-0 in the first leg of Western Conference Semifinals, the Quakes dropped the second match at Buck Shaw Stadium 3-1 and were eliminated from the postseason … The 2013 California Clasico got off to a lively start as the Earthquakes rallied from a 2-1 deficit while playing a man down with goals from Shea Salinas and Alan Gordon in second-half stoppage time, making San Jose the first team in league history to accomplish that feat … The Galaxy won the two teams’ next meeting in 2013 with a 3-0 rout on Aug. 31 at the StubHub Center thanks to a goal from Landon Donovan and a brace by Robbie Keane … The Earthquakes dropped a 1-0 result to the Galaxy in their first meeting of 2014, a match that drew a sold-out crowd of 50,006 … Newly signed designated player Matias Perez Garcia and U.S. National Team forward Chris Wondolowski both scored in the first half to help the Earthquakes earn a valuable road point with a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center on Aug. 8 … In their third meeting of 2014, the Earthquakes tied the LA Galaxy 1-1 at Buck Shaw Stadium on Sept. 14, thanks to a second half goal from Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski … In their first regular season meeting of 2015, the San Jose Earthquakes defeated the LA Galaxy 3-1 in the  California Clasico at Stanford Stadium in front of a sellout crowd of 50,422 … The Quakes fell to the Galaxy 1-0 in the Round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Avaya Stadium on July 1, 2015 … Although the Earthquakes’ newly acquired forward Quincy Amarikwa scored the first two goals of the match, San Jose was defeated 5-2 at the StubHub Center on July 17, 2015 … The Earthquakes defeated LA for the second time in the 2015 season in their first MLS meeting at Avaya Stadium on August 28 … In their first matchup of 2016, San Jose fell to LA 3-1 at the StubHub Center after the Quakes went down to 10 men just prior to halftime … The Earthquakes drew 1-1 with the Galaxy on the road in their second meeting, thanks in part to Fatai Alashe’s late equalizing header … The 2016 series concluded with a 1-1 draw between the two sides at Stanford Stadium on June 25, 2016. Chad Barrett scored in the 90th minute to rescue a point for San Jose … San Jose hosted the Galaxy in the first Clasico of 2017 on May 27, falling 4-2 at Avaya Stadium … In their second encounter, the Earthquakes defeated the Galaxy 2-1 thanks to a last-gasp goal from Shea Salinas at Stanford Stadium … In their third meeting of the season, the Quakes defeated the Galaxy 3-0 at the StubHub center on August 27, 2017. In the match, Chris Wondolowski broke the MLS record for road goals with 64, which was previously held by Landon Donovan (63).

 

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