The New York Red Bulls will host the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday April 17 at 7:00pm. The Quakes are currently sitting in third place in the Western Conference, so RBNY will have their work cut out to gather all three points at stake this week. San Jose is even across the board: 3 wins, 3 losses, 7 goals for, 7 goals against. Let's take a look at some of SJ's best players so far this season:
David Bingham (GK, 26 points; 540 MP, 20 saves): Bingham has played every minute in each of the Quakes six games this season. He has allowed 7 goals, so he's not a brick wall, but has two clean sheets, so he can be tough to crack at times. Three of the seven goals came during their loss to Seattle.
Clarence Goodson (DEF, 25 points; 360 MP, 1 assist): The one-time USMNT starter did not play in the team's first two games, but has played every minute since returning to the team. He leads all defenseman in fantasy points, which is impressive since his teammates had a two game head start (and one of their clean sheets occurred during that time period).
Matías Pérez García (MID, 22 points; 477 MP): García hasn't wowed spectators but has been a consistent player for San Jose's midfield unit. He has tallied between 3-5 points in each of the first six games. He could be in for a breakout game as he looks to find his way onto the scoresheet.
Chris Wondolowski (FWD, 29 points; 540 MP, 3 goals): This man needs no introduction. He is infamous for his beast mode performance during the 2013 Gold Cup, but also for missing the potential game winner against Belgium in the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup. Wondolowski has not disappointed this season though. Scoring once per 180 minutes is a good rate. That extrapolates out to a 19-goal season, so RB is going to have to be on their "A" game in order to keep him off the scoreboard. He will be a part of the USMNT-Mexico game on Wednesday but should be available for Friday's game.