California games on as SJ Earthquakes invites LA Galaxy over for Major League Soccer meet

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Competition: USA Major League Soccer
Competition: Sun 26.June
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stanford Stadium (9088 seats)

14th- against 5th spot might not sound all that hot. But look: Tipsway has the information that makes SJ Earthquakes - LA Galaxy (even) more engaging!

Insights:
  • SJ Earthquakes have the most conceded goals (34) in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy have the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Major League Soccer

Any soccer match between LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes is called the California Clasico and is considered one of the most historical and intense rivalries in American soccer. As the name suggest, both teams come from Californian cities. It's Northern California vs Southern California with its cultural differences, and this north vs south rivalry also applies to other sports.

The visiting LA Galaxy played their last game only four days ago, a US Open Cup match.

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SJ Earthquakes form and stats

When playing at home in the Major League Soccer, SJ Earthquakes have managed 3 wins, 4 draws and suffered 1 defeat from 8 games.

Earthquakes are anxiously hoping for a goal as it's been 239 minutes since the last one in league fixtures. (Scored by Ebobisse).

SJ Earthquakes faced defeat in their previous match, away at Real Salt Lake (0-2). Midfielder Espinoza was the best player on the team with a rating of 7.43 (out of ten) in that game. Espinoza hit five key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times and had 22 successful passes (of 26 total).

Preceding that game was the away draw at Nashville SC that finished 0-0.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Earthquakes have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 15 matches with the results: Won 3, drawn 6 and lost 6.

The SJ Earthquakes manager Almeyda has got the team scoring with 17 from 8 home games in the league.

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LA Galaxy form and stats

Playing away, LA Galaxy have won 3 games, drawn 2 and suffered 2 defeats in the Major League Soccer this season.

This fixture can not go any worse than the previous one, a US Open Cup home defeat versus Sacramento Republic with 1-2 on the scoreboard.

A 1-1 draw was the result before that, hosting Portland Timbers in the Major League Soccer.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 12 similar matches played by LA Galaxy in our archives, and the results are: 5 wins for LA Galaxy, 3 draws and 4 defeats.

A new game in only four days for LA Galaxy, the Major League Soccer home match versus Minnesota United. Busy days.

Galaxy are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 8 away goals from 7 games (in the league). LA Galaxy are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 6 times in 7 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

Data for the former ten meetings involving these two sides are: five wins for SJ Earthquakes, two draws and three wins for LA Galaxy. Over 2,5 goals: eight times; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Top Goalscorers

SJ EarthquakesJ. Ebobisse
J. Ebobisse
9 goals
LA GalaxyJ. Hernández Balcázar
J. Hernández Balcázar
6 goals
SJ EarthquakesC. Espinoza
C. Espinoza
4 goals

SJ Earthquakes missing players

LA Galaxy missing players

SJ Earthquakes LA Galaxy
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
16 8 3 Played P 2 7 15
3 3 2 Won W 1 3 7
6 4 1 Drew D 1 2 3
7 1 0 Lost L 0 2 5
25 17 7 Scored S 4 8 18
34 16 5 Conceded C 2 6 16
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 93%
81% 88% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 43% 53%
62% 75% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 29% 40%
56% 75% 67% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 29% 27%
38% 38% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 13%
62% 88% 67% BTTS BTTS 100% 43% 47%
12% 12% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 43% 33%
31% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 29% 27%
 
5.1 6.2 7.7 Corners for (avg) C F 6 5.7 6.9
4.4 3.6 2 Corners against (avg) C A 5.5 3.9 3.7
1.8 1.8 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 2.4 2.3
1 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
13.2 15.4 18 Shots (avg) S ( 11.5 12.9 13.9
4.4 5 4.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.1 4.3
36% 42% 54% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 28% 28%
 
13.8 11.6 10 Shots against (avg) S A 16.5 10.9 10.9
6.5 5.4 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 3.1 3.5
Key stats in Major League Soccer this season:
  • LA Galaxy have the fewest conceded goals (6) away in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy have the most clean sheets (3) away in Major League Soccer
  • LA Galaxy have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • SJ Earthquakes have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • SJ Earthquakes have scored at least twice as many goals at home as LA Galaxy have scored away.
  • SJ Earthquakes have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • SJ Earthquakes have the most conceded goals (16) at home in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes have the most conceded goals (34) in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes have the most conceded goals in the first half (15) in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes have the most conceded goals in the second half (19) in Major League Soccer
  • SJ Earthquakes have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • SJ Earthquakes haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Los Angeles FC 15 9 3 3 30 17 8 5 2 1 18 9 7 4 1 2 12 8 13 30
2 Real Salt Lake 16 8 4 4 20 19 7 6 1 0 13 4 9 2 3 4 7 15 1 28
3 Austin 15 8 3 4 29 18 7 4 2 1 17 5 8 4 1 3 12 13 11 27
4 Dallas 15 7 4 4 24 15 8 5 1 2 15 8 7 2 3 2 9 7 9 25
5 LA Galaxy 15 7 3 5 18 16 8 4 1 3 10 10 7 3 2 2 8 6 2 24
6 Nashville SC 16 6 5 5 19 18 6 2 3 1 8 6 10 4 2 4 11 12 1 23
7 Seattle Sounders 14 6 2 6 20 17 7 4 1 2 13 7 7 2 1 4 7 10 3 20
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 16 6 2 8 18 28 7 4 2 1 11 8 9 2 0 7 7 20 -10 20
9 Colorado Rapids 15 5 4 6 17 18 8 5 2 1 12 4 7 0 2 5 5 14 -1 19
10 Houston Dynamo 15 5 3 7 18 19 8 3 3 2 10 8 7 2 0 5 8 11 -1 18
11 Minnesota United 15 5 3 7 16 17 8 3 2 3 10 7 7 2 1 4 6 10 -1 18
12 Portland Timbers 16 3 7 6 22 26 7 2 3 2 12 10 9 1 4 4 10 16 -4 16
13 Sporting KC 17 4 4 9 16 29 8 3 2 3 8 8 9 1 2 6 8 21 -13 16
14 SJ Earthquakes 16 3 6 7 25 34 8 3 4 1 17 16 8 0 2 6 8 18 -9 15

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Major League Soccer (often known simply as MLS) is the top level of football (soccer) in the United States and Canada. MLS has 24 teams divided into two conferences, Eastern and Western. Each team play 34 fixtures to decide a league table champion. The top fourteen teams then compete in playoff to crown a MLS Cup champion.