Both NYFC and the Earthquakes will be looking to rebound back on Saturday afternoon at the Yankees Stadium after their disappointing matchday three results. For New York City Fc, this Saturday will be all about capitalizing on opportunities, as the Yankees overwhelming ominated possession in their last encounter but wasted several goal bound chances that resulted to their despair 1-1 home stalemate with Montreal Impacts on March 18.

While the San Jose Earthquakes dropped in their last outing losing 2-1 to Sporting Kansas two weeks ago, after winning their opening two matches.

New York City FC outlook

NYFC regulars Maxi Morales, David Villa, Jack Harrison and Andrea Pirlo have all rested and will be ready for Saturday's encounter as they didn't play for their country during the international break. Two of the three New York City FC starters - Rodney Wallace and Ronald Matarrita - were on international duty but did not play a minute for their national team.

Alex Ring should not have any issue lining-up against San Jose Earthquakes as he didn't feature for Luxembourg in their last friendly game against Cape Verde on Tuesday after their last week 3-1 loss to France in the UEFA WCQ, although he played 90 minutes in this game.

However, New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira will be anticipating to pick up maximum points with his key players likely to be available for the encounter against Quakes on Saturday afternoon.

San Jose Earthquakes outlook

San Jose started their 2017 campaign with two wins at home, downing Montreal Impacts 1-0 before dispatching Vancouver Whitecaps in Matchday two, but their shocking defeat to Sporting Kansas put up a moral defect on their perfect start to the season. Nevertheless, the Earthquakes will be looking to bounce-back with an acceptable away result at the NYFC's Yankees Stadium on Saturday.

If the Quakes can dig out a point against a star-studded New York City side, that will be massive for them as key players Anibal Godoy and Urena, are unlikely to suit up for the Quakes after the both players logged-heavy-minutes for their countries during the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

Maybe their absence in this game could potentially pave way for off-season acquisitions midfielder Darwin Ceren and forward Danny Hoesen to test their strengths against New York City FC.

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