Previous
Leicester City
Manchester United
5
3
FT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
West Bromwich Albion
0
1
FT
Game Details
Everton
Crystal Palace
2
3
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
Chelsea
1
1
FT
Game Details
Levante
Barcelona
0
5
FT
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Bayer Leverkusen
4
1
FT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Chivas USA
3
0
FT
Game Details
Leicester City
Manchester United
5
3
FT
Game Details
Tottenham Hotspur
West Bromwich Albion
0
1
FT
Game Details
Everton
Crystal Palace
2
3
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
Chelsea
1
1
FT
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Almeria
1
2
FT
Game Details
Villarreal
Rayo Vallecano
4
2
FT
Game Details
Cordoba
Sevilla FC
1
3
FT
Game Details
Levante
Barcelona
0
5
FT
Game Details
VfL Wolfsburg
Bayer Leverkusen
4
1
FT
Game Details
FC Cologne
Borussia Monchengladbach
0
0
FT
Game Details
Chievo Verona
Parma
2
3
FT
Game Details
AS Roma
Cagliari
2
0
FT
Game Details
Genoa
Lazio
1
0
FT
Game Details
Sassuolo
Sampdoria
0
0
FT
Game Details
Atalanta
Fiorentina
0
1
FT
Game Details
Udinese
Napoli
1
0
FT
Game Details
Palermo
Internazionale
1
1
FT
Game Details
Torino
Hellas Verona
0
1
FT
Game Details
Lille
Montpellier
0
0
FT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Guingamp
1
0
FT
Game Details
Lens
St Etienne
0
1
FT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Lyon
1
1
FT
Game Details
Dundee
Dundee United
1
4
FT
Game Details
Celtic
Motherwell
1
1
FT
Game Details
Osasuna
Mallorca
6
4
FT
Game Details
Girona
Real Betis
1
3
FT
Game Details
Leganes
Racing Santander
2
2
FT
Game Details
Real Valladolid
Tenerife
2
1
FT
Game Details
Albacete
Numancia
0
1
FT
Game Details
FC Union Berlin
RB Leipzig
2
1
FT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
Heidenheimer SB
3
2
FT
Game Details
Karlsruhe
Nurnberg
3
0
FT
Game Details
SC Heracles Almelo
Twente Enschede
1
4
FT
Game Details
AZ Alkmaar
PEC Zwolle
1
0
FT
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Ajax Amsterdam
0
1
FT
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
Cambuur Leeuwarden
4
0
FT
Game Details
FC Utrecht
FC Groningen
1
0
FT
Game Details
Belenenses
Maritimo
1
0
FT
Game Details
Rio Ave
Arouca
1
2
FT
Game Details
Benfica
Moreirense
3
1
FT
Game Details
Gil Vicente
Sporting Lisbon
0
4
FT
Game Details
FC Porto
Boavista
0
0
FT
Game Details
CSKA Moscow
Lokomotiv Moscow
1
0
FT
Game Details
Kasimpasa
Karabukspor
2
1
FT
Game Details
Sivasspor
Konyaspor
0
0
FT
Game Details
Eskisehirspor K
Genclerbirligi
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Fenerbahce
Gaziantepspor
1
0
FT
Game Details
Asteras Tripoli
Kalloni AEL
1
0
FT
Game Details
Kerkyra
Giannina
2
0
FT
Game Details
Niki Volos
Ergotelis
1
4
FT
Game Details
Panthrakikos
Panionios
1
0
FT
Game Details
Platanias
Panathinaikos
2
3
FT
Game Details
Waasland-Beveren
Standard Liege
0
2
FT
Game Details
Club Brugge
KV Kortrijk
5
0
FT
Game Details
KSC Lokeren
KV Mechelen
3
2
FT
Game Details
SV Salzburg
Austria Vienna
2
3
FT
Game Details
Odense BK
Sonderjyske
1
1
FT
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
Brøndby
1
0
FT
Game Details
FC Nordsjaelland
FC Midtjylland
2
1
FT
Game Details
AIK
Halmstad
0
1
FT
Game Details
Kalmar FF
Djurgarden
0
4
FT
Game Details
Mjallby
Elfsborg
1
0
FT
Game Details
Malmo FF
Helsingborg
1
1
FT
Game Details
IFK
Gefle IF
Postp
Game Details
Viking FK
IK Start
0
1
FT
Game Details
SK Brann
Sandnes Ulf
3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Aalesund
Stabaek
3
0
FT
Game Details
Lillestrom
Odd Grenland
2
0
FT
Game Details
Sarpsborg FK
Sogndal
3
1
FT
Game Details
Haugesund
Rosenborg
2
1
FT
Game Details
Toronto FC
Chivas USA
3
0
FT
Game Details
Toluca
Monterrey
1
0
FT
Game Details
Guadalajara
Queretaro
0
1
LIVE 43'
Game Details
FC Edmonton
Tampa Bay Rowdies
ESPN3 8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rosario Central
Arsenal de Sarandí
3
1
FT
Game Details
Banfield
Boca Juniors
0
1
LIVE 70'
Game Details
River Plate
Independiente
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Boca Unidos
Aldosivi
1
0
FT
Game Details
All Boys
Temperley
0
0
FT
Game Details
Crucero del Norte
Sarmiento de Junín
0
0
FT
Game Details
Instituto de Córdoba
Nueva Chicago
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Sp. Belgrano
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Corinthians
São Paulo
3
2
FT
Game Details
Cruzeiro
Atlético MG
2
3
FT
Game Details
EC Vitória
Bahia
2
1
FT
Game Details
Flamengo
Fluminense FC
1
1
FT
Game Details
Sport
Coritiba FBC
1
0
FT
Game Details
Goiás EC
Palmeiras
5
0
LIVE 58'
Game Details
Gremio
Chapecoense AF
1
0
LIVE 57'
Game Details
Santos FC
Figueirense FC
1
1
LIVE 49'
Game Details
Racing (U)
Tacuarembó FC
1
0
FT
Game Details
Danubio F.C.
Rentistas
0
3
FT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Juventud
2
0
FT
Game Details
Wanderers
Rampla Juniors
0
1
FT
Game Details
Atenas
Nacional
0
0
FT
Game Details
Alianza Petrolera
Aguilas Doradas
1
0
FT
Game Details
Envigado
Independiente Santa Fe
1
0
LIVE 10'
Game Details
Uniautonoma
Atlético Nacional
0
1
LIVE 13'
Game Details
Deportivo Cali
Fortaleza CE
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Cienciano del Cusco
Inti Gas Deportes
0
0
FT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
Melgar
6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Alianza Lima
San Martin
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Rubio Ñú
Olimpia
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sol de América
Nacional
9:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Libertad
12 de Octubre
10:45 PM GMT
Game Details
El Nacional
Liga de Loja
1
1
FT
Game Details
Olmedo
LDU Quito
1
1
FT
Game Details
Club Deportivo Cuenca
Barcelona
0
2
FT
Game Details
Emelec
Mushuc Runa
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Venezuela
Deportivo Petare
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Llaneros
Carabobo
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa
Deportivo Anzoategui
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Trujillanos
Estudiantes de Mérida
8:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Aragua
Zamora
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Deportivo Táchira
Tucanes
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Mineros
Deportivo La Guaira
9:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sport Boys Warnes
Bolívar
0
0
FT
Game Details
Universitario de Pando
San José
0
0
FT
Game Details
Real Potosí
Wilstermann
0
0
FT
Game Details
Oriente Petrolero
Nacional Potosí
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Manchester CityManchester City
ChelseaChelsea
1
1
FT
Game Details
Apr 2, 2008

Galaxy and Quakes resume their rivalry

When the San Jose Earthquakes pulled up stakes and departed for Houston after the 2005 season, the thinking was that the San Francisco Bay Area had become the Forbidden Zone of MLS. As it turns out, it was merely a Superfund site, with local owners Lew Wolff and John Fisher applying some industrial strength cleanser to the market and acquiring an expansion franchise.

Now, 30 months after their last game, the Quakes will return to league play against Los Angeles in the nightcap of an MLS Primetime Thursday doubleheader (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2, ESPN360). And while expectations are low for the first-year side, they can't do much worse than the Galaxy's season-opening disaster in Colorado, one that saw the self-proclaimed "jewel of MLS" get hammered, 4-0.

Five story lines to follow

1. The return of the California Clasico

There was a time when the San Jose/L.A. rivalry was the best in the league. Not only did the fans and players hate each other, but from 2001 until 2005, the two teams annually slugged it out for the MLS crown, with each team winning two championships in that span. The two sides even squared off in the 2001 MLS Cup final, with the Quakes prevailing 2-1 in overtime. Of course, Galaxy fans are quick to remind their northern neighbors that it was L.A. that sent San Jose into purgatory by dumping them out of the 2005 playoffs.

Given that the Quakes are an expansion team -- and with the Galaxy playing like one -- replicating such intensity seems far-fetched. But fans have long memories, and in light of the perpetual NoCal-SoCal rivalry, it won't take much to stoke the embers and return the passion to the California Clasico.

MLS Fantasy
Sign up now for the free MLS fantasy game

2. Revenge, Canadian style

In 2007, Frank Yallop endured a season in hell as head coach of the Galaxy. Injuries and some questionable personnel decisions sabotaged L.A.'s campaign, and with David Beckham's arrival, the media were on hand to record every misstep. At season's end, the Galaxy and Yallop parted ways, with the Canadian returning to the Quakes, whom he led to championships in 2001 and 2003. While Yallop insists that Thursday's game is "just another three points we're trying to get," human nature suggests otherwise. You can bet that the San Jose manager will feel an extra bit of satisfaction if his side can get a good result against the Galaxy.

3. A Ruud awakening

Welcome to MLS, Ruud Gullit. The global soccer icon was thought to be the kind of coach who could handle Beckham-mania better than his predecessor and get L.A. back to the playoffs. That may yet turn out to be true, but the Dutchman endured quite an MLS baptism last week, as his side capitulated to a Colorado team missing nearly half of its regular lineup. The turning point was a dubious penalty kick awarded to Colorado in the second half that turned a tight game into a rout. Now it's left to Gullit to try and mend his team's psyche ahead of Thursday's match.

"It can't get worse than what it was last week," said Gullit of the match ahead. "The penalty knocked us back, but even decisions like that, we have to learn to cope with it."

4. Who are these guys?

So what kind of team do the Quakes have? If the preseason is any indication, it's a side that keeps things tight in the back and is opportunistic up front, but such games are about as accurate as Miss Cleo in predicting regular season success. Given the personnel at Yallop's disposal, San Jose should field a solid defensive outfit, but a front line that will likely be comprised of Kei Kamara and rookie Shea Salinas is unproven, meaning goals will likely be difficult to come by.

5. Whither the Little Fish?

Did Gullit just say it can't get worse? Well, given that striker Carlos Ruiz underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, it's officially worse. Prior to the start of the season,the thinking was that the lack of depth on the Galaxy roster made it imperative that Beckham, Donovan, and Ruiz stayed healthy. Now those plans have been blown apart, leaving the Galaxy to look to Alan Gordon or Edson Buddle to get the job done up top.

Five players to watch

1. David Beckham, M, Los Angeles

With Ruiz out, the Galaxy will rely on their English international for inspiration, and given the vast expanses of the Home Depot Center, Beckham's pinpoint service will be in high demand. But Gullit insists that it can't just be a case of the team leaning on Beckham.

"I think Beckham also leans on the team, because if the team doesn't perform well he can't perform as well," said Gullit.

2. Ronnie O'Brien, M, San Jose

The Irishman struggled through an injury-riddled 2007 campaign in Toronto, with a troublesome right knee limiting him to 13 appearances. O'Brien contends that surgery to remove a bone spur last December has him feeling right again, but Toronto wasn't convinced and shipped him to San Jose in the preseason. Given the Quakes' scarce attacking resources, much of their offense will have to go through O'Brien.

"[O'Brien] is going to bring that element of surprise to our game," said Yallop. "He's not predictable. He shoots from distance, crosses it, slips guys in, and his service from set plays is very good."

MLS Primetime Thursday
April 3
New England at Chicago
8 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN360)

San Jose at Los Angeles
10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN360)

3. Landon Donovan, M/F, Los Angeles

It's easy to forget that Donovan led San Jose to its aforementioned championships, but his subsequent move to L.A. after a brief stint in Germany made him Judas Iscariot in the eyes of Quakes fans. While Donovan endured a forgettable opener in Colorado, his pace and passing can still inflict plenty of damage, especially if Gullit opts to play him up top.

4. Kei Kamara, F, San Jose

Yallop is betting a considerable amount of coaching capital that Kamara is the man to lead San Jose's front line. Never mind that Kamara scored just five goals in two seasons in Columbus, or that certain aspects of his game -- like his touch and holdup play -- remain raw. Yallop is convinced that Kamara's combination of power and pace will deliver the goals.

"I think [Kamara] is going to be tough for anybody, no matter who he plays against," said Yallop. "There are going to be games where he doesn't play well, but I think over the season he's going to be a handful."

5. Greg Vanney, D, Los Angeles

With central defensive partner Abel Xavier suspended for the match, it will be up to Vanney to help stabilize the Galaxy's defense. The Virginia native has bags of experience, having played 10 years in MLS, as well as four seasons with French side Bastia. Given the pace possessed by San Jose's likely front-line tandem of Kamara and Salinas, Vanney will need to rely on every ounce of guile he has, and keep his teammates organized at the same time.

Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPNsoccernet. He can be reached at eljefe1@yahoo.com.