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  • August 11, 2012
  • • 10:38 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 10744
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Seattle Sounders FC

MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - Seattle Sounders FC

Otto Greule Jr

The Sounders have a quick turnaround after losing the Open Cup final, taking on the league leader three days later.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Jean-Marc Alexandre (R knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Marvin Chavez (L hamstring strain)
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Ianni, Burch; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Caskey; Johnson, Montero.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • San Jose tops MLS with 44 points. Seattle has 37, good for third in the Western Conference.
  • The Earthquakes come into this match well rested, not having played in August. Seattle went 120 minutes and then to penalties as it lost the U.S. Open Cup final to Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.
  • Chris Wondolowski leads the league with 17 goals. He has scored 0.81 goals every 90 minutes. His goals and assists combined make up 49 percent of San Jose's total haul, the highest individual contribution in MLS.
  • Eddie Johnson, who missed the decisive penalty in the U.S. Open Cup final, leads the league with seven headed goals. Tied for second are Wondolowski and Alan Gordon.
  • San Jose forward Alan Gordon is suspended for this match.

Players to watch

S. Lenhart

Position: Attacker

Games: 11

  • 1
  • 5
  • 0

E. Johnson

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

Seattle Sounders

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
36%
57%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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