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SBI MLS Team of the Week: San Jose Earthquakes


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Facing off with the rival LA Galaxy in front of more than 50,000 fans, the San Jose Earthquakes validated their claim as a true threat in the Western Conference playoff race.

Led by goals from Chris Wondolowski, Clarence Goodson and Cordell Cato, the Earthquakes took it to the rival Galaxy in the California Classico on Saturday. San Jose’s 3-1 win was impressive and earned the club SBI’s MLS Team of the Week honors.

Despite allowing an early goal, the Earthquakes turned on the jets with three unanswered to stun a Galaxy team that had won its previous three contests by a combined 16-0 scoreline. The Earthquakes were unfazed by that, though, limiting the duo of Robbie Keane and Gyassi Zardes while getting goals from a variety of contributors to take down favored LA.

The Earthquakes beat out the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United, and the Philadelphia Union for SBI’s MLS Team of the Week recognition this week.

What did you think of the Earthquakes’ performance? Think the club has what it takes to make the playoffs? Which team stood out to you the most this past week?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. The effort from the Earthquakes was outstanding. Unfortunately, I will have to see some consistency before I’m going to get my hopes up. Our lack of depth is troublesome too…. when you bring in Sherrod for Jahn… it doesn’t say “playoffs!” to me.

    • Andy,

      I’ve slowly come around to what Kinnear is doing with this team. San Jose has begun to jell over their sat three matches.

      As for the forward situation, no Sherrod doesn’t strike fear into any other team in MLS, but he’s a role player designed to open space for Wondolowski and MPG to exploit and he does so far better than Jahn, who with the acquisition of Amerikwa (sp?) can be sent to Sacramento on loan for the rest of the season.


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