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  • September 22, 2012
  • • 10:38 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 38948
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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.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Tiffert, Evans; Montero, Ochoa.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

SJ Earthquakes

Wins
2
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Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
27%
18%
55%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 3
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 1
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 2
San Jose Earthquakes SJE

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