San Jose will face Colorado for the second time in two weeks on Saturday night in Commerce City, Colo. The Quakes prevailed 3-1 on July 29 to improve to 30-21-16 all-time against the Rapids.
Moving Up the Table
San Jose now holds an 11-7-5 record this season and sits in third place in the Western Conference with an identical record to second-place Minnesota United FC and fourth-place Seattle Sounders FC.
Since April 1, the Earthquakes are 11-3-5 and have outscored opponents 38-20.
The Earthquakes are unbeaten in their last 10 home games (8-0-2) and last five matches overall (4-0-1).
During their unbeaten streak at home, San Jose has outscored opponents 24-6, recorded five shutouts and allowed more than one goal just once. The Earthquakes have a 10-match unbeaten streak at home for the first time since 2013 (5/18/2013 - 10/26/13).
From the Spot
San Jose were awarded their first penalty kick of the season and first since Sept. 29, 2018. Midfielder Magnus Eriksson converted the penalty, marking his fifth goal of the season and 11th of his career. Throughout his MLS career, Eriksson has scored all four penalty kicks he's taken.
Facing the East
The Quakes are now 3-3-2 against Eastern Conference this season, including a 2-0-2 record in their last four.
Hosting the Crew
San Jose now holds a record of 12-6-5 in matches played at home versus Columbus Crew SC, including an active home unbeaten streak of seven matches 3-0-4. Saturday’s draw brings San Jose’s record against Columbus at Avaya Stadium to 2-0-1.