Sigi Schmid will be forced to deal with harsh lineup choices today. Whatever plan the Seattle Sounders coach had got shredded on Tuesday night. Now without Obafemi Martins (injury), Osvaldo Alonso (injury) and Clint Dempsey (suspension) the Rave Green take on a side known for playing with a harsh edge to their game. Sure, former Sounder Dom Kinnear is changing the culture with San Jose, he doesn't even have Gordon or Lenhart, but our memories are of a club that had a player break our keeper's arm.
San Jose isn't very good at soccer things. They're pretty bad on the road. They are without four of their top players. It is time to shred them and rebuild the joy it means to be a Sounder and love this beautiful game.
Tune in at 1 PM on JOEtv.
Referee: Juan Guzman
MLS Career: 53 games; FC/gm: 25.5; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 17; pens: 12
AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Felisha Mariscal; 4th: Tyler Ploeger
Suspended: SJQ: Koval, Sherrod |SSFC Dempsey
No active players in danger of earning accumulation suspensions.
International Absence: None
Simple Injury Report
San Jose Earthquakes OUT: Innocent, Lenhart
Sounders OUT: Barrett, Martins, Alonso, Correa
Keys to Game:
- Rip San Jose's backline
- Shred the notion of an Ideal XI
- Separate Wondo from service
- Carve out a goal
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday 1 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington, Cascadia
Local TV: Joe TV 10/22/110 (Fletcher, Keller)
Regional TV: ROOT Sports in Eastern WA, OR, ID, MT, AK (Fletcher, Keller)
Radio: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Online: MLS Live if outside of blackout area
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Spanish TV: Univision-Seattle - KUNS-TV (Mendez, Arrioja)
Also on TV in MENA (Abu Dhabi Sports), Europe (Eurosport), UK & Ireland (Sky Sports), Australia (BeIN Aus)
How I'm watching
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