2013 MLS Season, Game 10
7:30pm PT (10:30pm ET), May 8 2013
Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
The Score, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, MLS Live
|Assistants||Peter Manikowski, Sean Hurd, Jesus Cisneros|
|All Time Head-to-Head||SJ 3, TFC 2, Draw 4|
||SJ 1, TFC 2, Draw 1
|Last Meeting||3/24/2012, TFC 0-3 SJ
|Weather||Mainly sunny, 18°C|
|Wind||W 12 km/h|
Ten games in, and things aren't as dire as they were last year -- but they aren't ideal either. Sure, there are some signings that are coming (more loans...joy), and San Jose are at a bit of a sixes and sevens right now; both teams are in the midst of winless streak, and TFC have been giving up late goals like cargo ships coming in and out of San Francisco Bay (that's a lot) while San Jose have been relying a lot on late game heroics like the one that saved them a point against Montreal on Saturday afternoon.
But TFC's recent form in San Francisco seems to prove the words of Train's recent hit true -- unbeaten in 3 they are. But that was when the Earthquakes weren't in the midst of the Supporters' Shield race. Of course they're pretty much out of that race already this season, and with no Alan Gordon or Steven Lenhart tonight, who will save them? We know we've got Jonathan Osorio coming off the bench as a supersub, but will that be enough for TFC? And will Matias Laba continue his excellent work on the coast, and will Robert Earnshaw show up Nana Attakora?
And more importantly -- will once again, San Francisco save us? For any of you not watching the leafs game, join us here, we'll have the usual pre game chat and team news as soon as it hits the twitter.