From Taking a step forward or backward? By Sigi Schmid / Special to MLSnet.com San Jose Earthquakes 2005: W-L-T: 9-4-7, GF-GA: 30-23 2004: W-L-T: 5-6-6, GF-GA: 28-26 A couple more goals scored added to a few less goals allowed results in wins. This team had to be completely remade. No Landon Donovan, no Richard Mulrooney, no Ramiro Corrales, no Ronnie Ekelund and no JeffAgoos left a void down the middle. In comes Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis, Mark Chung, Danny Califf, Kelly Gray and Alejandro Moreno and the team is on song, as the English like to say. They've made clever trades -- and all this without Brian Ching for the most part. Ronald Cerritos is playing like he wants to finish his career in San Jose (or will it be another city)? Coaches Dominic Kinnear and John Doyle have done a similar job to Frank Yallop. They have created a good locker room that likes each other and works for each other and where there are few egos. They only start three non-U.S. players and that says something for the American player. To make that run for the title, they need Ching to return, and have Chung and Davis to create and score. From Keys to the 2005 stretch run in MLS Storylines to watch over the final few months of the regular season By Marc Connolly / Special to MLSnet.com 21. Brian Ching -- Once the behemoth striker returns from hamstring surgery, look out. Since the Earthquakes have had to go it without him since mid-May, getting him back onto the field will be as though they went out and make a big signing. 26. Brad Davis -- He's been impressive thus far. But now the 23-year-old All-Star needs to start scoring goals, especially with that lethal left foot of his.