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Seattle Sounders v San Jose Earthquakes - Gamethread

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"We love you Keller. Yes we do. We love you Keller. We do."
"We love you Keller. Yes we do. We love you Keller. We do."

Saturday night's game will be one of those where in a decade there will be twice as many people in the stadium as CenturyLink Field actually fits. Celebrating an American Legend in wearing a Seattle Sounders kit will do that. Much less significant is the contest for the Golden Boot featuring Fredy Montero and Chris Wondolowski, the MVP runs of any of three Sounders (Montero, Osvaldo Alonso, Mauro Rosales) and the least significant trophy Seattle can capture in a year the Heritage Cup.

In a game where neither side needs points so both teams can play a relaxed match and put on a show. Several San Jose Earthquakes will be battling for positions on the roster next year, so there may be a little more selfish attitude there, except that the team really wants Wondo to get a second straight Golden Boot. That will mean a lot of wide play serving it in, more often than not that will mean a turnover and an opportunity for Seattle to play its ball on floor counters.

The game is on FoxSoccer (national) and 97.3FM with Arlo White on the call at 7:30 PM

Pre Match Build-up: Projected Lineup | Three Questions | Parke Out | American Legend

Tactical Keys

  • Prevent Wide Service
  • Mark Wondo Out of Game
  • Diversify Attack
  • Feed Montero for MVP Push

Player Matchups

  • Fredy Montero v Jon Busch
  • Alvaro Fernandez v Justin Morrow
  • Patrick Ianni v Chris Wondolowski
  • Osvaldo Alonso v Simon Dawkins

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