Sneak preview: Fresno Fuego PDL soccer match Thursday vs. San Jose

The Fresno BeeJune 18, 2014 

Fresno Jose Cuevas readies a pass to Gustavo Silva during the Fuego's Premier Development League game against the LA Misioneros on May 11, 2014, at Chukchansi Park.



Thursday: 7 p.m. at Chukchansi Park

Records: Fuego 3-4-1, Earthquakes PDL 2-4-2

The skinny: Fuego are coming off winless Premier Development League road trip this past weekend, losing 2-1 to Ventura County and drawing 0-0 with L.A. Misioneros. Results left Fresno with 10 points and shaky hold on third in Southwest Division with six games left. But the Fuego also are just one point out of second. Jose Cuevas remains offensive spark with six assists, most in the 64-team PDL. ... Earthquakes, with eight points, are fifth -- but one victory from jumping three places. Luis Martinez has two goals in the three games he's play. ... Teams met May 23 in San Jose, a 2-0 Fuego win, with Anthony Salccicia and Kurtis Bettencourt scoring goals. Third in series is July 15 at Cal State Stanislaus, the PDL Earthquakes' home field.

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