At 3:00 the Quakes will take the pitch against the Philadelphia Union looking to end a five match winless streak that has put a damper on a solid opening to the season. The game will air on Fox Soccer Channel and there will be no radio coverage, so if you don't have a dish you're probably out of luck. Luckily we're here to keep you up to date!
San Jose is 0-3-2 in their last five matches and are coming off of a disappointing tie to DC United, one of the weaker teams in the East. The expansion Philadelphia Union present another chance for points, but have not yet lost at home. Meanwhile, the Quakes will hope to continue their decent away form, having collected 8 points with a 2-2-2 record.
Union Players to watch:
Danny Mwanga - The Oregon St. product and #1 pick in the draft has already started delivering on his promise at the tender age of 18. He's now scored 5 goals in his last 9 games and will be viewed as Philadelphia's biggest threat. It will be up to Ike Opara (the #3 pick in the 2010 draft) and Bobby Burling to hold him in check.
Fred - Another singularly named Brazilian, but not the one who scored against Australia in the 2006 World Cup, Fred is probably Philadelphia's most influential midfielder. Look for him to see lots of the ball, and if he successfully sets up Mwanga, Alejandro Moreno and Sebastien Le Toux it could be a long day for the Quakes.