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
|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)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- 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.
Top 3 Predictions
Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 30.77 %
Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 San Jose Earthquakes
- 23.08 %
Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 15.39 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 13, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 11, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 4 - San Jose Earthquakes 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 23, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 22, 2012||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 11, 2012||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 1|
|Seattle Sounders FC|
|Apr 19, 2014||Chivas USA 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Apr 12, 2014||FC Dallas 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 3||MLS|
|Apr 5, 2014||Portland Timbers 4 - Seattle Sounders FC 4||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Columbus Crew 2||MLS|
|Mar 23, 2014||Montreal Impact 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|Apr 19, 2014||Colorado Rapids 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Apr 13, 2014||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - New England Revolution 2||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Mar 19, 2014||Toluca 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 1||CCL|
|34||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed