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Quakes suddenly look formidable
by Paul Kennedy, August 7th, 2013 1:04AM
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[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.

Also making its Concacaf Champions League debut on Wednesday will be Sporting Kansas City, which plays at Real Esteli in Nicaragua.


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