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LA Galaxy
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San Jose Earthquakes
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Sunday, October 20, 20139:00 PM
StubHub CenterMLS Regular SeasonClearESPNAttendance: 25418

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 70'LA JuninhoFoul
 53'SJ Victor BernardezFoul
 20'SJ Sam CroninFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 86'SJ
Michael Fucito (F)
Steven Beitashour (D)
 75'SJ
Alan Gordon (F)
Cordell Cato (M)
 73'LA
Leonardo (D)
Omar González (D)
 68'LA
Robbie Rogers (M)
Michael Stephens (M)
 59'SJ
Walter Martinez (F)
Rafael Baca (M)

Starting Formations

18Penedo5Franklin4González28Opare35Cochrane26Stephens8Sarvas19Juninho29Zardes10Donovan7KeaneM156142022123318Busch33Beitashour5Bernardez44Goodson22Stewart7Cato4Cronin30Baca6Salinas16Lenhart8WondolowskiM2421109151314RAA4

Lineups

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LA Galaxy
18GJaime Penedo
5DSean Franklin
4DOmar González
28DKofi Opare
35DGreg Cochrane
26MMichael Stephens
8MMarcelo Sarvas
19MJuninho
29MGyasi Zardes
10FLandon Donovan
7FRobbie Keane
San Jose Earthquakes
18GJon Busch
33DSteven Beitashour
5DVictor Bernardez
44DClarence Goodson
22DJordan Stewart
7MCordell Cato
4MSam Cronin
30MRafael Baca
6MShea Salinas
16FSteven Lenhart
8FChris Wondolowski
Bench
15Laurent Courtois
6Pablo Mastroeni
14Robbie Rogers
20A.J. DeLaGarza
22Leonardo
12Brian Rowe
33Jose Villarreal
 
24Alan Gordon
21Jason Hernandez
10Walter Martinez
9Michael Fucito
15Justin Morrow
13Evan Newton
14Adam Jahn
Managers
  Bruce Arena
 
  Mark Watson
OFFICIALS

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RefereeBaldomero Toledo  
Assistant RefereeFabio Tovar  
Assistant RefereeMike Rottersman  
Fourth OfficialDaniel Radford  
Sunday, October 20, 2013
9:00 PM
StubHub Center
ESPN

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy clinched a playoff berth but missed an opportunity to take command in the Western Conference, and the San Jose Earthquakes watched their postseason hopes disappear in all but the mathematical sense as the season's final California Clasico finished 0-0 at the StubHub Center.

Jaime Penedo kept LA level through the first half, making diving stops on a Steven Lenhart header from a corner kick in the 27th minute and on a Chris Wondolowski header after Lenhart beat Kofi Opare on the right in the 40th.

Omar Gonzalez got in the way of Shea Salinas' shot off the rebound after the latter attempt, and San Jose nearly scored in the 15th minute, too, when Clarence Goodson's diving header off a free kick rolled just past the right post.

The Galaxy, who have struggled to penetrate when their counterattack has been stifled, had more of the game in the first half but created few legitimate chances. Robbie Keane fired at Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch in 19th minute and Landon Donovan chipped over the goal in the 43rd on the best opportunities.

Openings for both teams seemed to appear more often in the second half. Gyasi Zardes connected up the left channel to Donovan, whose cross toward an open Keane at the far post was knocked away by Goodson just six minutes into the stanza.

San Jose had two chances soon after, but Salinas couldn't get a piece of a Lenhart shot that was well off target, and Opare and Penedo teamed to deny Lenhart at the left post from a Salinas feed.

Keane had another chance in the 81st minute, but he let a feed from Zardes roll by and away from danger, and Busch dived to knock aside a Marcelo Sarvas shot in the 83rd after Rogers' cross ricocheted to him, the Galaxy's best chance of the night.

The Quakes poured it on at the end, launching long balls into the box in an attempt to preserve their playoff hopes another week, but the Galaxy back line – with some help from Penedo – kept the shut out.

The Galaxy (15-11-7) were eliminated from the Supporters' Shield race but remain third in the West, two points behind Portland and one in back of Real Salt Lake with only next weekend's regular-season finale at Seattle to play.

The Quakes (13-11-9) extended their unbeaten streak to six games and are sixth in the West, three points behind Seattle and Colorado, but would need a miracle next week. Because of the first tiebreaker (wins) they can’t catch Seattle, so their only playoff hope is to beat FC Dallas in San Jose while scoring at least 12 goals coupled with a Colorado defeat of at least six in Vancouver.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Clarence Goodson Simply outstanding on the night - dominant on the air and showing unexpected nimbleness on the ground. Best defense in the league since his arrival.
2 Jaime Penedo If they'd had him from the start of the season, LA would have won the Supporters' Shield going away. Phenomenal reflexes and coverage.
3 Sam Cronin Robbie Keane never had the time and space to hurt the Quakes between the lines, and that's mostly because of Cronin's superb defensive awareness.