Wednesday Preview: Chivas at San Jose

Wednesday Preview: Chivas at San Jose

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 20, 2010
  • Chris Wondolowski, Wednesday Preview

Chris Wondolowski leads San Jose tonight against Chivas USA. (Getty Images)

Its the final week of the season and even though the playoffs are set one team can still shift the match-ups in the first round. That team would be the San Jose Earthquakes. With a game in-hand right now over everyone else around them the Quakes have a shot to move from eighth to fifth in the overall standings, and more importantly they could end up playing LA or RSL over New York or Columbus.

Tonight the Quakes host Chivas USA in hopes to move up the standings and regain focus after dropping a game at home to Houston last week. These two look a lot different than the last time they met back in April when Chivas won 3-2 at the Home Depot Center in LA.

Chivas will have to find offense given the fact that Alan Gordon isĀ suspendedĀ for this game. The Quakes on the other hand will have to come out firing early and hopes of catching the visitors off guard. San Jose has been good at scoring first this year but they’ll also need to be careful of giving up possession in their own end.

Look for the offense to go through Chris Wondolowski once again in this one. He’s done very well this season at scoring against weaker defenses like Chivas USA’s. I like San Jose in this one to bounce back from the Houston loss and to put pressure on Colorado and Seattle going into this weekend.

WVH Prediction: San Jose 2, Chivas 0