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Colorado Rapids vs San Jose Earthquakes - Game Preview

On Saturday, April 19th, the Colorado Rapids will play host to the San Jose Earthquakes at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm MST and the match will be broadcast on Altitude

United States international Chris Wondolowski has been in form for club and country as of late
United States international Chris Wondolowski has been in form for club and country as of late
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids will welcome the winless San Jose Earthquakes to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, April 21st. The Rapids will be looking to build on their two game road winning streak while San Jose has only picked up two points since exiting the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals to Mexican side Toluca on penalties.

Colorado (3-1-1) are coming off two straight road victories in Canada, after seeing off Toronto FC at BMO Field on the weekend. The Rapids recorded their first ever league win at BMO Field as Edson Buddle scored his 99th career Major League Soccer goal. Colorado held on to claim all three points as Toronto FC were without Michael Bradley and Jermaine Defoe.

San Jose (0-2-2) are coming off a 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew on the weekend as Frederico Higuain and United States international Chris Wondolowski earned their respective teams a share of the spoils. The Earthquakes have struggled in league play and were also put to the sword during the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal at Estadio Nemesio Diez as Toluca won in penalties.

The Colorado Rapids have started well under head coach Pablo Mastroeni. The Rocky Mountain club are currently in 2nd place in the Western Conference with a game in hand. The Rapids could receive a boost as defender Chris Klute has returned to full fitness. Vicente Sanchez is expected to feature after missing the past two matches.