The San Jose Earthquakes clinched the 2012 MLS Supporters Shield on Saturday night without having to kick a ball -- Sporting Kansas City's goalless draw in the NYC metro left San Jose with an unassailable 64 points. The Quakes will now play the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League with perhaps an easier draw in the group stage.
The Quakes picked up another point today in a 2-2 draw against California Clásico rivals LA Galaxy, which sets up a history-making weekend. If the Quakes win at Portland on the 28th they will become the fourth MLS side to win more than two points per match. If Chris Wondolowski scores a goal (he scored one tonight to move up to 26 goals), he will equal Roy Lassiter's MLS single-season goalscoring record at 27 goals, and he scores two he will own the record outright.