San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread [r]

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by Goodsport, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Will the hometown lads upend the banana-boat boys and get one step closer to the Franky's Fort advantage in the playoffs?

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Will the visitors exit Silicon Valley's capitol leaving the blue & white boys all black and blue?

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp The Earthquakes benefiting from the return of their big Cannon? Columbus having their opponents lamenting "Always the bridesmaids, never McBride"?

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Discuss.

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


    -G
     
  2. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I think that this is where the home unbeaten streak ends. I'm sorry for my negativity, but after what I just saw, I have to say:

    Columbus 3
    Quakes 1



    Go Quakes! :(
     
  3. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Maybe, but it seems that anything can happen. Don't forget that after last Saturday's shellacking at Colorado, the Quakes handily defeated Dallas at Spartan.

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


    -G
     
  4. Spartacus

    Spartacus Member

    May 20, 2001
    The NO SOCCER Zone
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    Wow, it must be getting late in the season...
     
  5. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    EastSIIIIDE
    Oops.

    The Dallas match was before the Colorado match. We've been outscored 7-2 in the past two games. :(
     
  6. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    EastSIIIIDE
    ...and C-bus almost tied (and perhaps could have won) last time they were here, except for a late Corrales goal...the pressure was certainly on.

    Therefore, I predict 5-1 Quakes... ;)
     
  7. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp :(

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


    -G
     
  8. twell_girl

    twell_girl New Member

    Jul 28, 2002
    cali
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    i don't see the crew as too much a threat to the quakes. for one thing, they just tied a game with the revs, the team in jeopardy of a playoff spot. since we'll have joe back in the lineup, i predict a san jose win. we should benefit from home field advantage as well.

    (i don't know if it's appropriate to use we when pertaining to the quakes; should it be they, i don't know...)

    ...ciao!
     
  9. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    If we get Troy and Jeff back in the lineup (at the same time) I think we'll be much better. At the risk of redundancy, this quote from the Chron, via another thread:

    "I'm not making excuses," Yallop said, "but not having a settled side hasn't helped us. We're a team that likes to bond, get a rhythm and play as a unit. And that's been tough to do. We've really missed Agoos and Dayak. They played really well together in the back all last year. Their leadership was a big factor in our success."
     
  10. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp You're absolutely correct!

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp That reminds me of an episode of Seinfeld where Jerry and George were watching a gridiron football game on TV. The team they were rooting for won at the last moment and George started screaming "WE WON! WE WON!", to which Jerry pointed to the winning players on the TV screen and responded "No, they won... we watched!" :D

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp So funny, yet so true...

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


    -G
     
  11. elainemichelle

    elainemichelle New Member

    Jul 20, 2002
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    I think the Quakes will win. Don't know by how much though...
     
  12. Chris_Bailey

    Chris_Bailey Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Re: San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    Translator, please?

    The question really is, can your defense handle our offense. When we're on, we're unstoppable offensively. What's ever more surprising is that our rinky-dink defense is actually starting to gel, and our rookie keeper is playing out of this world.

    I see it a one goal difference, for sure. 2-1 Crew.
     
  13. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    Hollywood
    Guess who's back?
    Back again
    Joey's back
    tell a friend.
     
  14. megs2

    megs2 New Member

    Jul 29, 2002
    Missouri
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    The quakes have to win, they're going to be pissed for losing to DC united, which will pump them up. Then they'll kick some Crew ass!
     
  15. elainemichelle

    elainemichelle New Member

    Jul 20, 2002
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    What's everyone's guess for the lineup?
     
  16. Spartacus

    Spartacus Member

    May 20, 2001
    The NO SOCCER Zone
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    I beg to differ. We were just beginning to gel with the Conrad-Barrett-Robinson-Corrales combination on the back 4 when Agoos and/or Dayak were re-injected into the back line. I know I'm changing my tune from a couple of weeks ago, but I think we should stick with what has been working, and only return Agoos and Dayak to the lineup if-and-only-if that back combination breaks down.
     
  17. jose8lo

    jose8lo BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Apr 9, 2002
    washington
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    I'll say go with this starting XI :Cannon,Conrad,Robinson,Dayak and Barrett on "D",Lagos,Mulrooney,Ekelund and Corrales on mid-field,Graz and Donovan up front.I think Goose is not 100% ready yet and Eddie's been solid on Defense also Frank needs to keep a close eye on Lagos and maybe put De Rosario in his place due to Manny's lack of consistency lately he is not the same Lagos that played for us last year. go Quakes!
     
  18. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
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    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp The Earthquakes will try extra hard to win this game so that the following day's "Shake with the Quakes!" event won't be a downer. :D

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


    -G
     
  19. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    That's probably actually good for the crew since they alerady beat him twice this season, and slipped two by him in a tough loss.
    But, Aimer, "nobody beats Joe Cannon" you say. So how could that happen.
    2-1 Crew.
     
  20. batfam

    batfam New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Brandon, FL
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    If Dayak and Agoos start I don't think the Crew will have much of a chance. The Fort Yallop streak is the only thing keeping us from being as good as DC and the Revs. I am thinking 2-0, Quakes (even if we are starting to suck).
    I refuse to take any team who wears yellow and looks like a banana seriously. Just kidding. I need to think about my starting XI a little more.
     
  21. Albany58

    Albany58 Member+

    Sep 14, 1999
    Concord, CA USA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    I'll differ with that. Not with the defensive skills that Conrad and Robinson have, but with, as I see it, the greater presence of mind and control they will have with at least one of the older vets with them. As it stands, those two get bad cases of "the West Nile booking virus."
     
  22. batfam

    batfam New Member

    Jun 5, 2002
    Brandon, FL
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    I love it! Can't agree more!
     
  23. Aimer. Northend Diva

    Dec 7, 2000
    Hollywood
    If I recall correctly...the last time the Crew went to San Jose, they went home with a loss.
     
  24. Hawkeye17

    Hawkeye17 DynaChick v QuakeBabe v WildKate v Chewie23

    Aug 25, 1999
    Miami Vice 82
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3-2 Quakes win on May 4.
     
  25. 1crewman

    1crewman New Member

    Aug 3, 2002
    Columbus, Ohio
    San Jose - Columbus (Saturday, 9/7) thread

    My thinking is this:

    1. The Crew have EVERYONE healthy for the first time all year

    2. The Crew are one point ahead of Chicago for the Eastern conference title with 2 to play after this game (both with Chicago)

    3. The defense is starting to gel, finally

    4. With the exception of last year's playoffs, the Crew have owned SJ

    5. The Crew have been to SJ like DC has been to Columbus in the past (a big thorn)


    Crew roll 3-1
     

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