The Seattle Sounders will use the same starting lineup against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday as the one they used last week against the New England Revolution. In this case, here's how it looks:
Your @SoundersFC XI to face @SJEarthquakes: Frei Mears Evans - C Marshall Gonzalez Pappa Azira Pineda Neagle Dempsey Martins #SEAvSJ— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) March 15, 2015
Normally, that wouldn't be particularly noteworthy. But for the Sounders, repeating lineups is a bit of a rarity. They only used the same starting lineup in back-to-back weeks three times all of last year and they first time they did it was not until Aug. 24-30. It's also worth noting that the Sounders went 5-0-1 in the six matches in which they had repeating starting lineups.
The Earthquakes will use a notable starting lineup of their own, as it will feature three Designated Players for the first time.
Quakes Starting XI: Bingham, Wynne, Renato, Bernardez, Francis, Emeghara, Alashe, Koval, Perez Garcia, Nyassi, Wondolowski. #Quakes74— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) March 15, 2015