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Preview: Austin FC vs San Jose Earthquake - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Major League Soccer game between Austin FC and the San Jose Earthquakes. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

san jose earthquake Head to the Q2 stadium and aim for a five-game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Austin FC Saturday.

Josh WolfWe have not won any of the last four meetings between teams.

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Austin FC continued their sensational away run last Sunday with a 2-0 win over 10-man Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park.

in the game Cameron Duke received his marching order, alexander ring Scored on the half-time stroke and sent the visitors up before the break Sebastian Doriusi A 90-minute strike confirms the result.

Wolff’s team remains undefeated in their last six away games in the MLS, with an impressive five wins while holding up to a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on July 17th.

Austin FC are now back on their home turf after winning just one of their last six games in all competitions, with two draws and three defeats in that time.

With 44 wins from 23 games, Austin FC is currently in second place in the Western Conference standings, four points behind first-placed Los Angeles FC with one game remaining.

San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell (44) celebrates with midfielder Nico Tsakiris (30) after scoring a goal against Austin FC in the second half at Paypal Park on April 3, 2022. increase.© Reuters

Meanwhile, the San Jose Earthquakes continue to struggle for a result in the MLS after losing 0-1 to Inter Miami in their last game.

Despite losing most of the games, Jean Mota‘s 12-minute strike was enough to separate both teams at Paypal Park.

Alex Kobellohave failed to win in their last five games since their 3-2 win over LA Galaxy on 14 July, with two draws and three defeats.

The Goonies are currently 10-8 with 8 points out of 23 games, placing them last with 23 points, but three points ahead of bottom-placed Sporting Kansas City.

They will fantasize a chance to end the slump as they head into the weekend unbeaten in their previous four matches against the hosts on Saturday, claiming two wins and two draws since their first meeting in June 2021.

However, the San Jose Earthquakes have managed just one win in their last eight games in all competitions, claiming four losses and three draws, scoring 11 goals and shipping 16 during that time.

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Austin FC forward Maximiliano Urruti, 37, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal in the first half of the San Jose Earthquakes on April 2, 2022 at Paypal Park.© Reuters

Austin FC enter the pitch without a defensive duo Hector Jimenez When Freddie Kleemancurrently recovering from groin and ACL injuries, respectively.

They are the Colombian midfielder joining the club’s injury table Hojan Valencia The 26-year-old injured his knee in May’s 2-1 win over Los Angeles FC.

Driusi is an MLS star, leading the league’s scoring charts with 14 goals in 23 appearances, and the former Zenit striker should once again lead the hosts’ attack.

Meanwhile, San Jose Earthquakes will have to cope without the 22-year-old midfielder Siad Hajihe will miss four straight games due to a groin injury.

George Assomani and American youth Gilbert Fuentes Both have continued long spells on the sidelines with hip and knee injuries, respectively, and will miss this weekend’s matchup.

Candidates for Austin FC’s starting lineup:
Stuber; Lima, Gabrielsen, Cascante, Gallagher. Pereira, Ring, Ulti.Doriushi, Finlay, Fagundes

Candidates for the San Jose Earthquakes starting lineup:
Marcinkowski; Thompson, Beeson, Cardoso, Lopez. Yueil, Remedy, Monteiro.Espinoza, Kikanowicz, Evovis

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We Say: Austin FC 3-1 San Jose Earthquake

The San Jose Earthquakes are looking to end their winless streak, but now face a tough test against an opponent who has been undefeated in eight of their last nine games. We will build on Sunday’s win over the Wizards and stand by Wolff’s team to earn all three of his points this weekend.

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