MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - San Jose Earthquakes
First and second in the West duke it out with time running out for Seattle to make a run for the Supporters' Shield.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Tiffert, Evans; Montero, Ochoa.
OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DEF Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)
PROBABLE: MF Mauro Rosales (R quad strain); MF Christian Tiffert (R ankle sprain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Opara, Morrow; Ballouchy, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Gordon, Wondolowski.
OUT: MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); MF Sercan Guvenisik (L hamstring strain); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
DOUBTFUL: MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain); MF Sam Garza (R ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams are first and second in the West, with only a handful of games left in the regular season.
- The last MLS matchup for each of these teams came against the Portland Timbers. Last weekend Fredy Montero scored his 12th goal of the season as Sounders FC drew 1-1 with the Timbers. Then, midweek, Chris Wondolowski came off the bench to score two in a 2-2 draw with Portland.
- Wondolowski leads MLS with 21 goals this year. Mauro Rosales is second on the assists chart with 13.
- The 'Quakes have won both previous meetings with Seattle this season.
- Eddie Johnson is suspended for this match due to yellow card accumulation.
Top 3 Predictions
Seattle Sounders FC 1-3 San Jose Earthquakes
- 27.27 %
Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes
- 18.18 %
Seattle Sounders FC 1-2 San Jose Earthquakes
- 18.18 %
|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|
|Nov 7, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 0||MLS|
|34||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed