Jason Hernandez vs. Seattle Sounders FC
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Fan Guide: Sounders FC to pay Buck Shaw a visit

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders FC

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSNCA
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English), 1370 KZSF (Spanish)
Presenting Sponsor: Alaska Airlines
Giveaway Items: 2,500 Earthquakes / Alaska Airlines Sunglasses
Themes: Hawaiian Heritage Night

Epicenter Fan Zone

Gourmet Food Trucks: El Tonayense, BBQ Kalbi, Grillaz Gone Wild, Curry Up Now, Twisted Chill, Speedy Panini
Activities: Inflatables, face painters, foosball, poster making
Vendors: Community, Farm Fresh, Jamba Juice, Alaska Airlines, Del Grande, OTWS, SJAC

Seattle Sounders FC Scouting Report

The Seattle Sounders (10-5-7) enter Saturday’s showdown at Buck Shaw riding a six game unbeaten streak in MLS play, including a 4-0 win over Western Conference opponent LA Galaxy this past weekend. Seattle is currently in the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference with 37 points and have a game in hand on the Quakes. In recent weeks the Sounders have faced European Champion Chelsea FC of the EPL in a friendly that resulted in a 4-2 Chelsea win on July 18, with Freddy Montero recording both Sounders FC goals. Seattle also earned a 3-1 victory on Aug. 2 in a CONCACAF Champions League game against Caledonia AIA from the TT Pro League in Trinidad and Tobago. Sounders FC will play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final on Wednesday, August 8 against Sporting Kansas City at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The match marks Sounders FC’s fourth straight trip to the U.S. Open Cup Final, having won it the past three years.

Of Note

- The Earthquakes are 6-0-3 at Buck Shaw Stadium this season

- Justin Morrow has played every minute of every game for the Earthquakes in 2012

- Steven Lenhart’s goal in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage (98th minute) vs. the Chicago Fire on July 28 was the latest goal scored in Earthquakes club history

- Through 23 games, the Earthquakes are No. 1 in MLS with 45 goals scored and 50 assists

- Chris Wondolowski is seven goals away from matching Ronald Cerritos’ club record for career goals scored. Cerritos scored 61 goals in 148 games over six seasons in San Jose

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