MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Seattle Sounders FC
Two of the bottom three teams in the West meet up, eager to scramble toward the playoff berths.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-3-3): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Gargan; Salinas, Cronin, Baca, Ballouchy; Jahn, Gordon.
OUT: Nana Attakora (concussion related symptoms), Mike Fucito (R ankle fracture), Ty Harden (R hip surgery), Steven Lenhart (head contusion/laceration), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms)
|Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Traore, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Carrasco, Joseph, Evans; Martins, Johnson.
OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture), Steve Zakuani (athletic pubalgia)
QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (L quad strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams have already exchanged defeats this season. Each won at home.
- The Sounders won 4-0 on the strength of a Lamar Neagle double, snapping a four-game 'Quakes winning run in this matchup.
- More recently, Seattle failed to score on the road for the third time in a row, losing 2-0 to the Vancouver Whitecaps. Previously, Vancouver had never beaten Seattle or Cascadia rival Portland Timbers in MLS. The Sounders are seventh in the Western Conference.
- San Jose lost both games on an East coast road swing, going down to the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution. The 'Quakes are one spot behind Seattle but have played four more games.
- Jon Busch leads the league in saves this season, with 72.
Top 3 Predictions
San Jose Earthquakes 1-2 Seattle Sounders FC
- 25 %
San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 Seattle Sounders FC
- 12.5 %
San Jose Earthquakes 3-2 Seattle Sounders FC
- 12.5 %
|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|
|San Jose Earthquakes|
|Oct 26, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - FC Dallas 1||MLS|
|Oct 23, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Heredia Jaguares 0||CCL|
|Oct 20, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Sep 29, 2013||Chivas USA 0 - San Jose Earthquakes 1||MLS|
|34||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
Times In EDT
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed