3 p.m. at San Jose Earthquakes • Ch. 29, 1500-AM
Preview: Minnesota United (10-17-6, ninth in the West) enters the last match of its first season on the verge of a league record, but not a record the Loons want. United is two goals from tying the 1998 Colorado Rapids for most goals allowed in a season at 69. Colorado did it in 32 matches while it will have taken United 34, but still. Meanwhile, if San Jose (12-14-7, sixth in the West) wins, it clinches the final playoff spot in the conference.
Quotable: “It’s only a little elation, a little motivation for us as we can be like the bad guys in their story. But I mean, we have our own motivations, even if there wouldn’t be a situation [like that]. We want to finish like we deserve it, like the club deserves it and the fans.” – United left back Jerome Thiesson.
Numbers: San Jose has scored the third-fewest goals in MLS this year at 36.
Injuries: M Bernardo Anor (leg), D Thomas de Villardi (Achilles’ tendon) and M Sam Cronin (concussion) are out for United while M Ish Jome (groin) is questionable. D Harold Cummings (leg), D Marvell Wynne (heart) and M Fatai Alashe (quad) are out while D Nick Lima (hamstring) is questionable for San Jose.