While the Colorado Rapids clinched at least second place in the Western Conference with a win last weekend (and a club record of 54 points), the Supporters’ Shield is still within reach, so every point is going to count. The last time the San Jose Earthquakes came to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the score was a 0-0 tie.
The Rapids remain unbeaten at home, and have scored seven goals in their last three games. They are also on a 2-game winning streak, so I don’t think we’ll see another 0-0 tie tonight. We are still missing some guys to injury, but Captain Sam Cronin will also be sitting this one out due to yellow card accumulation.
The Quakes recently beat Real Salt Lake 1-0, ending a seven game winless streak, and have a 14-game unbeaten streak against the Rapids. The Burgundy Boys haven’t beaten San Jose since 2011. That being said, the Quakes are sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference right now, and their goalkeeper, David Bingham, played the second half of the U.S. Men’s National Team friendly on Tuesday.
OUT: Jermaine Jones (knee), Bobby Burling (toe), Dillon Serna (knee)
SUSPENDED: Sam Cronin (yellow card accumulation)
OUT: Quincy Amarikwa (knee), Marc Pelosi (knee), Mark Sherrod (knee), Clarence Goodson (back), Kip Colvey (ankle), Jordan Stewart (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: Alberto Quintero
How to Watch
Match Date/Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM MT
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park—Commerce City, CO
TV Information: Altitude TV
Live Stream: MLS Live (Blackouts apply)
Weather at Kickoff: 68 degrees and clear