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MLS Earthquakes vs Philadelphia Union PREVIEW and PREDICTION

"We came to San Jose to get 3 points" said Peter Nowak Union coach. PHOTO Brad Smith / isiphoto.com

"We came to San Jose to get 3 points" said Peter Nowak Union coach. PHOTO Brad Smith / isiphoto.com

In last 6 matches Union have lost only once and it was on very rainy day in Washington against D.C. United. Weather in Santa Clara next to San Jose where actually Buck Shaw Stadium is located will be nothing but perfect for soccer. Can Union get the result ?

 

With Brad Knighton making his second start of the season, Philadelphia Union recorded their first shutout in MLS history, blanking Chicago 1-0. Knighton’s first start lasted just 22 minutes before he was sent off, Aug. 8 vs. FC Dallas, but on Saturday against Fire he was spectacular. He will be very busy on Wednesday and I doubt that he will be able to keep clean sheet, because Earthquakes on their relatively small field are able to create so many chances, and Union defense will face big time test.

Union star striker Sebastien Le Toux scored for the second consecutive week and is now third in the MLS Budweiser Golden Boot standings with 11 goals, but his partner in attacking line Danny Mwanga had to come off early in the second half with a suspected separated shoulder. On Tuesday by Peter Nowak statement he should be OK to play.

“We came to San Jose to get 3 points” – said Union coach Peter Nowak, but this is may not come easy. Earthquakes thank to Arturo Alvarez last minute goal won 2-1 first ever teams MLS meeting in new PPL Stadium and they even improved since then. Brazilian star Geovanni is already valuable member of the squad and coach Frank Yallop thanks to him has plenty of options on the middle as well as up front.

“We are 100 percent committed to beat Philadelphia” said Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop. The Earthquakes even if they currently in pretty safe zone in the standings in terms of playoffs they should win this game, just to have even more comfort for the rest of the season.

CHRIS’s PICK: San Jose Earthquakes to win at 1.90 rate

CHRIS PICKS: last weekend 34

 

CHRIS PICKS: this season 7961 = accuracy  57.24 %

 

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