One game in MLS tonight, as Chivas visits San Jose. The Goats are out of the MLS playoff race. The Quakes are in, but like the Sounders, their position is undetermined. And speaking of the Sounders, San Jose opens the game in eighth place, five points behind the Sounders, but with one game in hand. That means they need a win tonight to remain in contention to pass Seattle.
Here's a preview from the league:
Chivas USA at San Jose Earthquakes, 7 p.m. (MLS Direct Kick package)In order to win the Budweiser Golden Boot, Chris Wondolowski will need to score three goals and add two assists in the Quakes’ last two games – and hope that LA Galaxy forward Edson Buddle does not register on the scoresheet against FC Dallas on Sunday. After the 1-0 loss to Houston over the weekend, the Earthquakes have lost back-to-back home games for the first time this season. They will open the MLS Cup Playoffs at Buck Shaw Stadium.Rodolfo Espinoza has a goal and two assists the last two games, after assisting on Jesus Padilla’s late consolation strike for Chivas in the 2-1 loss at Seattle.With a loss or a tie, San Jose will face either Columbus or New York in an Eastern Conference Semifinal Series.Chivas USA have not lost to the Earthquakes since San Jose’s return to the league in 2008. The Red-and-White have won four of the six meetings, including a 3-2 win in Carson on April 24.
Here's a preview from MercuryNews.com.