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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.

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Available Squads
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
-Marvin ChávezMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
-David BinghamGoalkeeper
-Ramiro CorralesDefender
24Jed ZaynerDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
14Mehdi BallouchyMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
5Adam JohanssonDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
8Christian TiffertMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker
33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
7Cordell CatoStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
Players to Watch
Steven Lenhart
Steven Lenhart
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 16
Games Goals YC RC
9 0 3 0
Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
15 2 1 1
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