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Preview: Loons at San Jose Earthquakes

Last week was awesome, wasn’t it? The Loons won their first road game against a conference foe since joining Major League Soccer, only getting beaten on set pieces in a 3-2 win against Vancouver. If the team wants to make a run at getting their first road winning streak in MLS, the trip to San Jose might be the best route to it.

San Jose come in with a couple of big similarities to Vancouver. For starters, new head coach Matias Almeyda has worked to install a new tactical identity to the Quakes, focusing on a 4-2-3-1 highlighted by an organized attack and strict man marking in defense.