Jon Busch knows exactly what the San Jose Earthquakes will be up against when club takes on the LA Galaxy in the California Clasisco.
“You got Landon[Donovan], you got [Robbie] Keane who are probably the best two forward combination in the MLS,” said Busch in an interview on 95.7 The Game on Friday.
The Quakes and the Galaxy clash at 7:30pm at Stanford Stadium with San Jose trailing its southern rival by just one point in the Western Conference standings.
“We’ve got to stay defensively organized—be aware of where Keane and Landon are at all times. Try to get pressure on them, so they can’t get running with the ball.”
The veteran has stopped 77 percent of the shots that he’s faced in 2014, which is the highest mark in MLS. Busch also discussed what San Jose will need to do in order to find the back of the net.
“On the offensive side, we have to take our chances when we get them. We know we’ll get chances, we’ve just got to make sure we do the best with them that we can.”
The Quakes should have Yannick Djalo back in the fold, according to Elliot Almond of the San Jose Mercury News.
— Elliott Almond (@ElliottAlmond) June 27, 2014
There’s a chance that head coach Mark Watson will keep Djalo on the bench to start and use him as an impact sub in the second half. The dynamic attacker has appeared in seven games for San Jose, making three starts and going the full 90 minutes on just one occasion.
As Almond notes, Victor Bernanrdez has returned from the Brazil where he started three games for Honduras. It’s possible that the center back could play a part in the game.
Before the Quakes and Galaxy take the field at Stanford, the club will be showing the World Cup knockout round between Uruguay and Colombia at 1pm in the El Camino Grove Lot 2.