Having put an end to their four-game winless streak, Seattle Sounders FC will try to cool off the San Jose Earthquakes when the clubs meet Saturday afternoon at Qwest Field. Sounders FC are a point behind the Earthquakes in the Western Conference after their 1-0 win at New York last weekend; the Quakes have just one loss in their six games and haven’t allowed a goal in the last three.
Seattle Sounders FC put the skids on a four-game winless streak, getting a late goal for a 1-0 victory at the New York Red Bulls on Saturday evening. Sounders FC are in sixth place in the Western Conference with 12 points from 8 games.
The San Jose Earthquakes maintained their good run of form, going to Gillette Stadium and coming away with a scoreless draw with the New England Revolution. The Quakes are in a four-way for second place in the Western Conference with 13 points from 7 games.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC – OUT: FW Nate Jaqua (lower abdominal fascial tear); MF Michael Fucito (R knee contusion); QUESTIONABLE: MF Osvaldo Alonso (R quadriceps strain); FW Miguel Montano (groin strain); MF Peter Vagenas (R quadriceps strain); MF Brad Evans (L knee contusion); PROBABLE: FW Pat Noonan (R hamstring strain)
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES – QUESTIONABLE: FW Eduardo (R oblique strain); MF Arturo Alvarez (L hamstring strain); MF Joey Gjertsen (L quad strain); PROBABLE: DF Ike Opara (R hamstring strain); DF Steven Beitashour (R hamstring strain)