First and second in the West duke it out with time running out for Seattle to make a run for the Supporters' Shield.
|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.