Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Casino M8trix in San Jose will be hosting a viewing party for this match on Wednesday, August 20. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at 1887 Matrix Blvd, San Jose. Food and drinks specials will be available courtesy of Casino M8trix. Quakes player Clarence Goodson will be at the viewing party available for pictures and autographs.
Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders FC All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 8-6-1
Home: 5-1-1 (11 GF, 4 GA)
Away: 3-5-0 (6 GF, 12 GA)
Shootout (1996-99): 0-0; Overtime (2000-03): 0-0-0; Playoffs: 0-0-0;
US Open Cup: 0-2-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 17, Seattle – 16
Earthquakes 1, Seattle Sounders FC 0; Aug. 2, 2014; Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The San Jose Earthquakes opened the Levi’s® Stadium in winning fashion on Saturday, Aug. 2, topping Western Conference leading Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 thanks to a goal from Portuguese forward Yannick Djalo. Playing in front of 48,765 fans in the inaugural event at the state-of-the-art venue, the Earthquakes posted their fourth shutout of the season and earned the victory thanks to link play from forwards Djalo and Chris Wondolowski. Wondolowski slipped a through ball into open space past Seattle’s back line in the 42nd minute, springing his fleet-footed teammate for his second goal in as many games. Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch posted nine saves to earn the win. The save total matched his career high in a San Jose uniform, a mark he initially set on July 23, 2011 in a 4-0 loss against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium with his team playing a man down. San Jose had its chances early, the first of which came from Djalo in the fourth minute. Djalo blasted a shot from just outside the 18-yard box, but left of the post. Djalo nearly extended San Jose’s lead in the 60th minute. The Portuguese winger drifted to the right flank and rocketed a shot toward the face of goal. The ball redirected its flight path to the goal’s near post, nearly catching Frei off of his line. Both sides exchanged a flurry of chances late in the final stanza, none more threatening than a snapping header from Chad Barrett in the 85th minute. Barrett, who managed to get on the end of a corner kick from Osvaldo Alonso, directed his header toward the near post, only to be denied by Wondolowski who cleared the ball off of the goal line.
History of the Quakes-Seattle Sounders FC Rivalry
The two teams first met in regular season play in 2009 when the Sounders joined MLS … San Jose won all three meetings in the 2012 regular season, including two wins at CenturyLink Field in Seattle … Chris Wondolowski scored the winner in a 1-0 win on March 31 in Seattle on a penalty kick, following a foul by Marc Burch on Steven Lenhart … Lenhart then scored a dramatic game-winner on Aug. 11 at Buck Shaw Stadium, netting a stoppage time goal following a late equalizer by Sounders FC … San Jose then took a 2-1 win on Sept. 22 at CenturyLink Field with goals from Simon Dawkins and Chris Wondolowski … Seattle did win 1-0 over San Jose in a U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match at Kezar Stadium. Current Quakes midfielder Cordell Cato scored the winner for Seattle that night … The Quakes and Sounders FC played three times in 2009, with Seattle taking both meetings at what was then called Qwest Field (2-0 on April 25 and 2-1 on June 13), before the Earthquakes registered a 4-0 triumph at Buck Shaw Stadium on Aug. 2 … In 2010, the Earthquakes edged the Sounders FC at Qwest Field, 1-0 on May 22 thanks to a Chris Wondolowski goal, while Seattle returned the favor at Buck Shaw on July 31 through a Fredy Montero strike … In 2011, the two teams battled to a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw on April 2, while Seattle took a 2-1 decision at CenturyLink Field on Oct. 15 … San Jose won each of their three regular-season matches in 2012, each by one goal … Seattle Sounders FC knocked the Earthquakes out of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup in the quarterfinals, upending San Jose 1-0 on June 26 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco … They have squared off twice this season, with each team winning their home game. In the first meeting, San Jose won 1-0 thanks to a Chris Wondolowski goal in first-half stoppage time … After dropping their second meeting of 2013 4-0 at CenturyLink Field, the Earthquakes bounced back for a gritty 1-0 win … San Jose dropped their first meeting of 2014 against Seattle after a golazo from Obafemi Martins, a chipped shot from near the end line on May 17 at CenturyLink Field … The San Jose Earthquakes evened the season series on Saturday, Aug. 2, topping Western Conference leading Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 thanks to a goal from Portuguese forward Yannick Djalo.
Earthquakes-Seattle Sounders Connections
Seattle Sounders FC was brought into MLS as an expansion franchise ahead of the 2009 season, a year after the San Jose Earthquakes rejoined the league following a two-season absence … Sounders FC sporting director Chris Henderson played with Quakes general manager John Doyle in the early 1990s for the U.S. Men’s National Team … Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart, Seattle midfielder Brad Evans, and Seattle defender Chad Marshall played together for the Columbus Crew in 2008 … Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis and Marshall were teammates with the Columbus Crew from 2010-12 … Sounders FC forward David Estrada grew up in Salinas, Calif., starring at Alisal High School before moving on to UCLA … Quakes forward Cordell Cato made eight appearances for the Sounders FC in 2012, recording one assist … San Jose forward Mike Fucito played for Seattle from 2009-11, scoring three goals in 23 appearances … Fucito and midfielder Lamar Neagle were both traded from Seattle to the Montreal Impact on Feb. 17, 2012 for forward Eddie Johnson … After spending the majority of 2012 with the Portland Timbers, Fucito joined the Earthquakes on Feb. 13, 2013 … Seattle reacquired Neagle on Jan. 27, 2013 for an international roster spot … Jon Busch and Seattle goalkeeper Josh Ford both hail from New York … Sounders FC assistant coach Kurt Schmid attended Wake Forest, as did Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin and Sounders FC forward Sean Okoli … Seattle midfielder Brad Evans scored his first career goal against San Jose … Earthquakes forward Billy Schuler and Sounders FC defender Jalil Anibaba were teammates at North Carolina in 2010 … Earthquakes defender Joe Sofia, Seattle forward Chad Barrett, Seattle midfielder David Estrada, and Seattle defender Andy Rose played at UCLA … Sofia and Rose were teammates at UCLA from 2010-11 … Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon and Sounders FC forward Tristan Bowen were teammates with the Galaxy from 2009-10 … Earthquakes defender Clarence Goodson and Sounders FC forward Kenny Cooper were teammates with FC Dallas from 2006-07 … Earthquakes midfielder Atiba Harris and Cooper were teammates with FC Dallas in 2009 … Earthquakes defender Brandon Barklage and Cooper were teammates with the New York Red Bulls in 2012 … Earthquakes midfielder Ryan Neil, Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham, and Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei played at Cal … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin and Frei were teammates with Toronto FC from 2009-10 … Earthquakes rookie JJ Koval, Seattle midfielder Aaron Kovar, and Seattle defender Chad Marshall played at Stanford … Koval and Kovar were teammates at Stanford from 2012-13 … Earthquakes midfielder Khari Stephenson and Sounders FC defender Damon Lowe were both born in Kingston, Jamaica … Earthquakes midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi and Sounders FC defender Djimi Traore are both French and played in Ligue 1 in France … Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and Sounders FC forward Cam Weaver were teammates with the Dynamo and the Earthquakes in 2009 … Earthquakes defender Shaun Francis and Sounders FC defender Jalil Anibaba were teammates with the Chicago Fire in 2013 … Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch and Sounders FC forward Chad Barrett were teammates with the Chicago Fire from 2007-08 … Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin and Barrett were teammates with Toronto FC from 2009-10 … Busch and Sounders FC midfielder Marco Pappa were teammates with the Chicago Fire from 2008-09 … Earthquakes goalkeeper Bryan Meredith played for Seattle from 2011-12.