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MATCH PREVIEW: Quakes look ahead to road match against the Colorado Rapids

Earthquakes vs. Colorado Rapids All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 29-20-15

Home: 16-8-7 (51 GF, 35 GA)

Away: 13-12-8 (38 GF, 41 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 89, Colorado – 76

 

Last Game vs. Colorado

Earthquakes 1 – 0 Colorado Rapids; July 29, 2017; Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA

The San Jose Earthquakes earned three points with a 1-0 win against the Colorado Rapids, earning the full three points at home. Earthquakes Homegrown defender Nick Lima tallied his second goal of the season to secure the victory, scoring on a powerful shot from outside the 18.

 

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 … The Quakes defeated the Rapids 1-0 at Avaya Stadium on July 29, with a goal from Homegrown defender Nick Lima.

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