SJ vs PU Dream11 : Philadelphia Union get ready to pile on the misery on a torrid Earthquakes side
As the clamour and fight for a spot in the top 7 of either conference heats up and the competition reaches its pinnacles, some sides have been able to cope with the hectic scheduled whilst others have crumbled. Unfortunately for San Jose Earthquakes, the side have found themselves on the wrong side of the discourse, floundering at the right moment to see their campaign go on a massive underwhelming wayward spiral.
The three successive defeats see the side just about hang onto seventh place in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer by goal difference, a position which doesn’t augur well for them ahead of the business end of the league stage matches. With the sides below them snatching at their heels, San Jose Earthquakes stand in fear of being thrown out of the top 7 altogether, an impasse they know they need to snap out of at any costs.
Having lost their previous fixture 3-1 to Atlanta United, San Jose Earthquakes know things stand in fear of unravelling and unravelling quick with time running out for the side. Partaking in an interzone match today, the side are up against one of the opponents they would have wished to avoid with third placed Eastern Conference side Philadelphia Union making for tricky opponents.
What increases the ramifications for Philadelphia Union from today’s encounter is the rhetoric of the side failing to win their previous two encounters, a maligned run of form which has pushed them back in their quest of challenging for top spot. They’ll be looking to overturn that sordid form against San Jose Earthquakes today, a side who look easily defeatable at the moment given their dwindling and sorry form.
SJ vs PU Match Prediction
With just two wins from their previous five matches and six goals shipped in their last three matches, the chances of San Jose Earthquakes are extremely unlikely. Despite Philadelphia Union not being in the bet of forms of either, San Joke Earthquakes have taken on the look of a regressive side at the moment, an outfit who should be easily outsoared today.
Probable Playing 11
- Cristian Espinoza and Chris Wondolowski are both out of San Jose Earthquakes squad for today’s encounter after receiving red cards previously.
- Mark and Sergio Santos will both be unavailable for Philadelphia Union due to ongoing injury concerns.
San Jose Earthquakes
Daniel Vega (GK), Nick Lima, Florian Jungwirth, Guram Kashia, Tommy Thompson, Judson, Jackson Yueill, Shea Salinas, Valeri Qazaishvili, Magnus Erikson, Danny Hoesen
Andre Blake (GK), Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Aurelien Collin, Kai Wagner, Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin, Fabrice-Jean Picault, Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson, Kacper Przybylko
Major League Soccer
Match: San Jose Earthquakes Vs Philadelphia Union
Date And Time: 26th September, Thursday- 8:30am IST
Venue: Avaya Stadium, San Jose
San Jose Earthquakes
- Daniel Vega (GK), Nick Lima, Florian Jungwirth, Guram Kashia, Tommy Thompson, Judson, Jackson Yueill, Shea Salinas, Valeri Qazaishvili, Magnus Erikson, Danny Hoesen
- Andre Blake (GK), Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Aurelien Collin, Kai Wagner, Alejandro Bedoya, Haris Medunjanin, Fabrice-Jean Picault, Jamiro Monteiro, Brenden Aaronson, Kacper Przybylko
San Jose Earthquakes
- Chris Wondolowski
- Kacper Przybylko
SJ vs PU Dream11 Goal-Keeper
With 97 saves, San Jose Earthquakes’ goal-keeper, Daniel Vega has been one of the best shot stoppers in the league till now. It’s a figure which not only epitomises his euphoric nature as a goal-keeper but also points towards how lacklustre his side have been in defence.
He’ll face a complete onslaught today, being peppered with a barrage of shots and given his capability, we envision him pulling off a hoard of save points for us today.
SJ vs PU Dream11 Defenders
Both the sides have been guilty of collapsing at the back, never really able to establish themselves as side’s who come bestowed with formidable and staunch defences. Both the outfits will concede today, having let in 104 goals in between them till now, a figure which is set to rise in today’s clash as well.
This sees us limit ourselves to just the requisite three picks in our backline, opting for both the fullbacks from Philadelphia Union owing to their penchant to maraud up the park as well and contribute towards the attacking component of their side’s play. This sees us bring in Kai Wagner and Raymon Gaddis from the side while from the opposition we are moving in with Tommy Thompson.
SJ vs PU Dream11 Midfielders
At a time when San Jose Earthquakes are devoid of the services of their two highest goal scorers, Magnus Eriksson takes over a new role for his side. He’s the focal point of their side know, a player who will be asked to not just craft plays but contribute with goals as well.
His 9 assists have already showcased his tenacity as a provider, making him the first pick from the side Shea Salinas while from the opposition we have an entire trivalent line up the composition of her side. We begin with CDM Haris Medunjanin and CAM Jamiro Monteiro, two players who have been quissential to the side cascading goals at will.
The duo have 18 assists in between them, making them invaluable picks for this match along with Brenden Aaronson.
SJ vs PU Dream11 Strikers
Encapsulating his side’s attacking soirees to perfection given his eye for finding the goal ruthlessly and clinically has been Philadelphia Union’s Kacper Przybylko who comes into our side instantly. His 23 goals have seen him become not just side’s top scorer but find a place amongst the best goal scorers in the league while from the other side we have brought in Danny Hoesen.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kacper was a regulation pick as captain while Monteiro is being made the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.