Carlos Fierro retains his starting spot after his goal last game, and Cade Cowell comes back into the XI for the Earthquakes:
The Rapids are starting Jonathan Lewis and Braian Galvan.
19-year-old Braian Galvan making his first start for the club!— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) September 24, 2020
Lineup and notes ahead of tonight's game ⬇️
San Jose has reached what many hope is a nadir in their season, coming off their worst-ever home loss Saturday and winless in seven games since the local return to play of this weird 2020 season. Both head coach Matias Almeyda and GM Jesse Fioranelli retain their positions after Fioranelli’s uncharacteristic postgame press conference at the weekend in Almeyda’s place, so we’ll see if the talk of turning things around right now actually happens or if the tough times remain ahead.
On the other hand, arguably the best result of this seven-game slump came against the Rapids, a 1-1 draw at Earthquakes Stadium on Sept. 5. Even that game is not one you’d normally write home about, but San Jose have to feel they have a chance against Robin Fraser’s Rapids. Colorado have only won two games in their local return to play so far, but one was at the weekend over the LA Galaxy and they have only lost two games as well in that stretch, so they generally are in every game they play.
Will there be a happy ending for the Earthquakes Wednesday night or more hurt? Let’s find out together!
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Wednesday afternoon, San Jose are (+460) while Colorado are (-200). The odds of a draw are (+360), so the bookmaker is making the Quakes big underdogs on the road, and I guess that makes some sense.
How to Watch:
Wednesday’s match between the Quakes and Rapids will be televised locally on NBC Sports California, and in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 6 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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