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May 11, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 38880‎
28′ Lamar Neagle
45+1′ Mauro Rosales
54′ Lamar Neagle
90+3′ Obafemi Martins

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - San Jose Earthquakes

A recently improved Seattle side comes up against a San Jose team with a penchant for dramatic comebacks.

By Keith Hickey

Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders FC; Marvin Chavez, San Jose Earthquakes; MLS
Otto Greule Jr
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Carrasco, Evans; Johnson, Neagle.


OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Marc Burch (pubic sprain), Shalrie Joseph (R hamstring strain), Obafemi Martins (R leg tendon injury), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
San Jose Earthquakes (4-3-3): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Attakora, Morrow; Chavez, Cronin, Salinas; Gordon, Wondolowski, Lenhart.


OUT: Jason Hernandez (R calf strain), Brad Ring (R knee sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: David Bingham (L quad strain), Ty Harden (Osteitis pubis), Peter McGlynn (Osteitis pubis), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms)
  • After a five-game winless streak to start the season, in which they lost three games, the Sounders have turned their season around, and are on a four-game unbeaten run with two wins in their last three matches.
  • San Jose has scored three winning or equalizing goals after the 90th minute of matches this season. Last year, the Quakes clawed back 13 points in stoppage time.
  • These two teams contest the Heritage Cup rivalry. San Jose is the current holder, having won all three meetings with the Sounders last season.
  • San Jose forward Mike Fucito began his professional career with Seattle.
  • Each team will have a pair of players returning from suspension for this game. Seattle gets Lamar Neagle and DeAndre Yedlin back, while San Jose sees Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon return.

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Available Squads
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
-Doug HerrickGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
16David EstradaStriker
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
33Dan GarganDefender
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
2Justin MorrowDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-W. MartínezStriker
24Alan GordonStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
21Jason HernandezDefender
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
14Adam JahnStriker
19Marcus TracyStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2