No goals in a rather uneventful first half that saw few clear-cut chances for either team.
Wide open Chivas USA midfielder Sacha Kljestan had the best opportunity, receiving a nice lay-off from Ante Razov, but shooting straight at goalkeeper Joe Cannon from about 12 yards with the net yawning before him.
Atiba Harris also shot wide in stoppage time, but for drama that was about it. San Jose finished the half with no shots on target
The Earthquakes’ Ramiro Corrales was replaced in midfield by Kelly Gray in the 15th minute after spraining his left knee while tackling Harris.