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Sounders at San Jose - Negative Quakes

Seattle and San Jose have a long history, and for a club that's been mostly mediocre during the MLS era for the Sounders the Earthquakes are good against the Sounders. They have a new coach, but Seattle has a refurbished Osvaldo Alonso. KING 5 has the big broadcast at 7:30 PM Saturday night.

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Assessing the Blame: Part Five - Reacting

With all the minor tactical things that went wrong, maybe the biggest was that whatever Seattle Sounders soccer is was set aside from the moment the XI was put out. Rather than proactively define the match in green colors the club responded to the strengths of San Jose

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Instant Replay again features a Sounders' red card

Remember when Simon Borg said that the eventually overturned Obafemi Martins' red card was a great call? He is quite likely to be tested again as he says that Alonso deserves his red.

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Assessing the Blame: Part Three - Long Balls

There are long balls and there are long balls. They can be effective, neutral and just distant turnovers. Oddly, Sounders FC's keepers are not as often the source of punts to change field position, but the defense and the deep mids can be. Sometimes that is problematic.

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Assessing the Blame: Part Two - Wide Play

Modern football places a lot of emphasis on wide player. Whether it is wingers, wide mids, wingbacks or fullbacks they need to be creative, cross and often are the set-play specialists. Did Seattle have enough there to beat San Jose?

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Assessing blame: Part One - Lacking a CAM

There are a lot of theories as to why the Sounders are in middle of their two match losing streak. Some of these may be valid. Others may not. Let's find out by looking at some chalkboards, statistics and chatting about what is and isn't working with certain elements of the team.

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Quakes vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats, quotes

Games don't get much uglier than that, and it wasn't just the quality of the play.

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Sounders win trophy in match they lose

The only good news is a stupid cup. That's it.

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Sounders at Earthquakes - 2nd Half Gamethread

Because our threads are getting so busy here's a thread for the second half action between Seattle Sounders FC and the San Jose Earthquakes. If you're just joining us the match is on KING 5 and is the stream of the week at MLSSoccer.com

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Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes - Gamethread

This is big time broadcast action on KING 5 tonight at 7:30 PM. There's even a cup on the line. More importantly for Seattle fans is the chance to get back on the "hot" track in this season of downs and ups.

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Heritage Cup nearly in Seattle hands

Since that minor Cup's rules are based on the last two matches of the regular season Sounders FC enters the game with 3 points and +4 goals. It would take a four-nil Earthquake win to take the Cup. If Seattle scores they own the Away Goals tie breaker on any total goal differential of four or less. Tiny trophies for the win?

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Sounders v Earthquakes is Stream of Week

That means we get highlights to remember the past contests between these two clubs. It is not surprising that nothing from the Battle of Kezar, an event that assuredly happened, but so few saw.

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Sounders at Earthquakes - Oba out, another lineup

Consistent lineups are things coaches love, unfortunately they are not what coaches get. Seattle will almost certainly be without Obafemi Martins in their match against San Jose. Sigi will get Osvaldo Alonso back.

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Negative earthquake hits Puget Sound area

Expectations of lots of negative quaking in San Jose during the match as Mark Watson plays a much more defensive game.

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