San Jose earthquakes will be without one of their key players for the upcoming few matches after Yannick Djalo has suffered an injury. The attacker will miss as much as four weeks of action after suffering a quad strain. Djalo has been one of the impressive players for San Jose in the last few weeks. He has scored two goals and created two more in the last two matches. This has helped him win the MLS player of the week award. Struggling near the bottom of the table, San Jose earthquakes came up against table leaders Seattle Sounders.
However, they were able to create a stunning upset after a 1-0 win, which was the second consecutive on the bounce. As a result, they have been able to climb above the bottom of the table. They are now level on points with Chivas USA but with two games in hand. They could potentially good mid-table if they win these two matches, but manager Mark Watson will be about that it will be difficult after the injury to one of his inform players. The 28-year-old has featured in 13 league matches are far, but it is only in the last few matches that he has been looking impressive.
Just when it seemed that San Jose were doing something right with their forwards, Watson will have to rethink their strategy once again.
“We’ve heard from one to four weeks. They’re still in the evaluation process. It’s still settling down from the weekend. He’s very optimistic. He feels he’s improved a lot just in the past couple of days. But we’re still working off that [one-to-four-week] timeframe. It’s kind of monitoring it day to day,” said the manager. San Jose Earthquakes have now won two of the last five matches, which is a major improvement to their form a few weeks ago.