The Earthquakes have asked Major League Soccer officials to review some controversial referee decisions from the FC Dallas game, interim coach Mark Watson said Monday.
The rulings could affect the lineups for San Jose's games Wednesday in Guatemala and Saturday in Los Angeles.
The Quakes want the league to take a closer look at the red cards issued Saturday by referee Baldomero Toledo to Victor Bernardez and Justin Morrow. As of now both players are suspended from playing this weekend against the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Quakes (9-10-7) also have lost midfielder Rafael Baca, who must sit out after receiving his sixth yellow card, which leads to an automatic suspension.
Watson said the team didn't use its two red card appeals but instead asked for clarification on both calls. The club also requested a quick decision because the Earthquakes play a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night against CD Heredia in Guatemala City. If the red cards are upheld, Bernardez and Morrow probably would start against Heredia. Baca also is expected to play considering he is unavailable for the weekend.
The Quakes blew a two-goal lead in tying FC Dallas 2-2 in a game with a handful of questionable calls. Dallas got the equalizer when awarded a penalty kick on a controversial play.
The players will miss the Quakes' next home game Sept. 8 against the Philadelphia Union.
Bernardez and Chavez will join their national team after Saturday's game against the Galaxy.
Cal announced a home-and-home football series against BYU, beginning with a Nov. 29 matchup two days after Thanksgiving in Berkeley next season. The Bears then will visit the Cougars in Provo, Utah, on Sept. 16, 2017.
Cal's complete nonconference schedule for 2014 is set: at Northwestern on Aug. 30, vs. Sacramento State on Sept. 6 and vs. BYU on Nov. 29.
San Jose Giants
Adalberto Mejia pitched 62/3 strong innings and the San Jose Giants scored three runs in the first inning en route to their season-high 10th consecutive win, a 5-2 Cal League victory over the host Bakersfield Blaze. Mejia (6-4) allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out six.
Staff writers Elliott Almond and Jeff Faraudo contributed to this report.