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Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by dred, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. dred

    dred Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    Land of Champions
    Colorado blows 2-0 lead against Dallas but none other than Chris Carrieri wins it 3-2 in the 87th minute.

    This huge result means the Quakes job is clear:

    1. Beat Columbus at Spartan

    2. Don't lose by 3 goals in LA

    3. Beat LA at Spartan

    If we do these 3 "simple" things, there is a 95% probability of winning the division.

    Dallas would have to win 3 straight games to pass us, and no team has done that all year. LA would have to blow out the Fire in Chicago to pass us.

    (Also, two draws with LA would be just as good as one win, thanks to Dallas not getting even one point today).
  2. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It gets very interesting down the stretch. Plain and simple for the Quakes, win and hope for some help. 6 points might be enough, and with 2 home and 1 road games left it might be easy on paper given their home and road records.

    In terms of tiebreakers, Quakes over Dallas in the series. (3 wins and 1 loss) while right now the Galaxy and Quakes are tied with one win and one loss and on aggregate. The last two games can very will determine the western division and the regular season/Supporter's Shield.

    The objective is simple: Win the division and control home field.

  3. DouginSJ

    DouginSJ New Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    San Jose, CA USA
    At any rate, our players better pull their heads out of their asses and focus on winning these last few games. With our abysmal road record, home field advantage for the playoffs won't be merely a luxury, it's almost a necessity.
  4. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Does this mean you all like Carrieri now?
  5. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, we're sending him flowers. And a ring.
  6. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp As well as a lifesize cardboard-cutout of Ronnie Ekelund, signed by the Great Dane himself.

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp GO EARTHQUAKES!!! :(

  7. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chris Carrieri is Yvesvellian
  8. sonofapitch

    sonofapitch New Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    Novato, CA
    I'm glad to see we're not the only ones Carrieri reamed in Colorado. Life will really be sweet if DC United can ream Dallas like they did us the last 2 weeks.
  9. dred

    dred Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    Land of Champions
    Well well well, looks like the Metrostars have decided to throw a wrench into the playoff picture.

    By dumping the Burn in Dallas 3-1 tonight, the Metros have insured that, as expected, Dallas will not win their final 3 games.

    Thus the Quake magic number vs. Dallas drops to 4. Instead of needing to beat Columbus and LA, we now can get by with a draw vs the Crew if LA fails to win in Chicago.

    We still need to win one against LA though, and LA is clearly the hottest team in the league.

    Starting to look good though!
  10. DouginSJ

    DouginSJ New Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    San Jose, CA USA
    You mean after us, right?

    We'll get by, with a little help from our friends...

    L.A.'s road record isn't stellar. It's better than ours, but not by that much. Unfortunately, Chicago hasn't been playing that great at home lately, but we can hope, right??


  11. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    A giant "thank you" card to the metros for their destruction of the burn tonight. A very poor attendance showing from the dallas faithful though, only 7,910 or so.There must have been some miserable weather out there to keep the people away like that because they usually do better. Oh well, the trolls might leave us alone this week because i'm fairly sure we can beat those numbers.
  12. yanks02

    yanks02 New Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i saw the poor attendance too, but I dont think it had anything to do with the weather. i believe the weather was fine. but i loved the victory. now if only the Quakes can win a game, or two, or three:)
  13. doppelganger

    doppelganger Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    santa cruz, ca
    Quakes & Galaxy can go 2-1 over the next three and the Quakes finish top as long as the Galaxy does not pick up than a three goal victory over both the Fire and the Quakes....should each team draw/lose this weekend, than it is very, very interesting....

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