Intro and PreviewBy: Chris | August 20th, 2010
Hi everyone. My name is Chris and I’m going to be the new blogger for the Quakes.
I’ll try to keep this site updated at least twice a week while the season is in swing and hopefully keep the blog updated during the off season.
Up next for the Quakes is the California Classico against the Galaxy (insert boos here).
Our last outing against the Galaxy was an unfortunate tie. We came out against Donovan & Co. with fire and Convey scored in the 2nd minute. After good attacking play for the first 30 minutes the guys became more defensive. Luckily we were able to convert a corner kick to take the lead 2-1, but an unlucky 90th minute goal by Donovan soured our almost win.
We’ve lost Cannon and Corrales to injury, Hernandez to suspension, and Geovanni is still out due to paperwork. Convey has been moved to the left back spot to replace Corrales. Newly signed Khari Stephenson, who had that beautiful assist to Wondolowski in the Wizards game, will hopefully pick up the offense with his passing.
The Galaxy will have forward Mike Magee back from a hernia injury. DeLaGarza will most likely be in left back as Dunivant is still experiencing neck spasms. As always, Donovan will be the troublemaker as he runs all over the field.
This will be a tough game for the Quakes. The Galaxy just beat the Red Bulls so they will be feeling pretty good after their victory over the 2nd place team in the Eastern Conference. They are coming out of their little slump where they lost to New England and were knocked out of the Champion’s League by the Puerto Rico Islanders, who play in the USSF D2 Pro League. They will be hungry for a win.
The Quakes rebounded from their slump with a victory over the Wizards last week. Busch will be looking to make up for his blunder against the Rapids. Hopefully we will see Stephenson work some more of his crossing magic and maybe our forwards can finish goals (you reading this Glen?!). The Quakes need to come out strong like they did against the Galaxy in July. Shutting down Donovan and Juninho will effectively cut off the forwards. I’m not too worried about Buddle because he consistently gives up the ball under pressure.
Comment away and let’s work together to make this thing exciting again!