With a forward line depleted by international callups, Seattle travels to San Jose to face a team that beat it three times last year.
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Harden, Hernandez, Attakora, Gargan; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Corrales; Jahn, Wondolowski.||
OUT: Mehdi Ballouchy (L torn ACL), Steven Beitashour (sports hernia), Marvin Chavez (R MCL sprain), Alan Gordon (L foot surgery), Steven Lenhart (R knee surgery), Marcus Tracy (L ankle injury), Mike Fucito (R hamstring strain), Tommy Muller (low back spasms)
|Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Traore, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Evans, Alonso, Rose, Zakuani; Ochoa, Estrada.
OUT: Patrick Ianni (R foot fracture), Sharlie Joseph (L calf strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery), David Estrada (L ankle sprain), Brad Evans (L calf strain), Mauro Rosales (L sacral contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- San Jose won all three league meetings against the Sounders last year, including two matches in Seattle. Sounders FC won in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal.
- Obafemi Martins made his MLS debut last week, playing the final 20 minutes in the 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers. He'll miss this match through an international callup, with Nigeria taking on Kenya.
- Eddie Johnson (United States) and Mario Martinez (Houston) have World Cup qualifying duty as well.
- Justin Morrow (United States) and Victor Bernardez (Honduras) are the absentees for the Earthquakes. Last week, Morrow scored in the 73rd minute to equalize against the Columbus Crew. San Jose scored 40 of its league-leading 72 goals after the 60th minute last season.
- Ramiro Corrales assisted Morrow in the 1-1 draw with the Crew. Corrales is the last remaining active player from the inaugural MLS season.