Quakes suddenly look formidable
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Week 1] One team you don't hear much about in MLS's Western Conference race is San Jose. The Earthquakes sit in eighth place but take a
three-game winning streak -- the longest active streak in MLS -- into their Concacaf Champions League debut at the struggling Montreal Impact on Wednesday.
The road hasn't treated the
Quakes well -- they're 1-8-2 away in MLS play -- but they have all their Gold Cup players back, including Clarence Goodson, who made his debut in Saturday's 2-0
win over Chivas USA. The game also saw Chris Wondolowski scoring twice for his first goals for the Quakes since May 8.
Since Wondo went away on
Gold Cup duty, the Quakes have also added English defender Jordan Stewart and Salvadoran Jaime Alas, who debuted against
Chivas USA. With Goodson and Victor Bernandez in the middle and Steven Beitashour and Stewart, the Quakes suddenly look
much more solid in the back to go along with their multiple options up front.
Besides Wondo and Goodson, also back from Gold Cup duty are Alan
Gordon and Honduran Marvin Chavez, who sat out the Chivas USA after being red carded in the 2-1 win over Portland the previous week.
As for Montreal, it has won just one of its last seven games to fall into third
place in the Eastern Conference. Argentine Designated Player Hernan Bernardello could make his Impact debut in midfield on Wednesday.
its Concacaf Champions League debut on Wednesday will be Sporting Kansas City, which plays at Real Esteli in Nicaragua.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily WFC2 to set up shop on UBC campus Nov. 23, 1 a.m. |
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Vancouver Whitecaps became the seventh MLS club to launch a second team in ... Youth Boys Report: U.S. U-17s take third in Chile Nov. 23, 12:35 a.m.
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ... Youth Boys Report: Brazil edges U.S. U-17s in thriller Nov. 22, 12:10 p.m.
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ... NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard Nov. 21, midnight
[SCHEDULE: Friday] The NCAA Division I Women's Tournament moves into the second round at regional sites ... NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Scoreboard Nov. 20, 11:41 p.m.
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] San Diego converted penalty kicks in the 89th and 103rd minutes from Keegan Smith ... Toronto FC becomes sixth MLS club to launch second team Nov. 20, 11:15 p.m.
[USL PRO] A sixth MLS club announced plans to enter a second team in USL PRO ... A glimpse into the thinking of Sounders' brain trust Nov. 20, 11:02 p.m.
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The closest thing any MLS club is to a European-style members club, like Barcelona ... Ferguson named Honorary All-American Nov. 20, 8:37 p.m.
[NSCAA] The NSCAA will honor Alex Ferguson as the 2014 Honorary All-American at the organization's All-America ... Keane, Martins and Nguyen are MLS MVP finalists Nov. 20, 8:26 p.m.
[AWARDS] Robbie Keane, Obafemi Martins and Lee Nguyen, who will all take part in the conference ... Well, that's rather embarrassing Nov. 20, 7:22 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] During a scoreless tie with Lithuania earlier this week, Ukraine midfielder ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives