Minnesota United hosts the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference matchday 4 fixture. Minnesota United is seventh in the conference table at 1-2-0 on five points with a goal difference of +1. Minnesota defeated the New York Red Bulls 1-0 last week in New York for their first victory of the season. Prior to defeating New York, Minnesota posted two consecutive 1-1 draws with Philadelphia and Nashville.
Minnesota is unbeaten through its first three matches with one win and two draws, which is the second time in club history the Loons have gone unbeaten through three matches. Dayne St. Clair made eight saves in goal versus New York last Sunday to post a clean sheet. Hassani Dotson, Robin Lod and Luis Amarilla each have one goal. Dotson and Franco Fragapane have one assist apiece.
San Jose is 13th in the Western Conference table at 0-1-2 on 1 point with a goal difference of -4. San Jose was held scoreless by Philadelphia 2-0 last weekend. The Earthquakes opened their regular season with a 3-1 loss at home to the New York Red Bulls followed by a 3-3 draw at home against the Columbus Crew before falling to Philadelphia last weekend.
This is the third time in the last four seasons that San Jose has opened its campaign without a win in its first three matches. However, San Jose has gone four consecutive matches without a win to start a season just once over the last six seasons. Francisco Calvo is the leading goal scorer for San Jose with two, while Christian Espinoza and Javier Lopez each have scored one goal. Jan Gregus has a team-high two assists.