Heading down to San Jose to take on the dastardly Earthquakes there should only be one thing on every Seattle Sounders' player mind tonight - defend the Red Line. Sounders are in the Playoffs; the Earthquakes are not. This key Western Conference match will go a long way towards determining who plays in November and who gets an extra month off.
Good news, Seattle only lacks one key player. Alonso is out with yellow card accumulation. San Jose is without Innocent, Stewart, Pierazzi, Bernardez, Renato, Stephenson and maybe even Godoy. It's time to punish another team as the Sounders were punished from June 16th to late August.
Tune in at 7 PM today on JOETv.
Referee: Jorge Gonzalez
MLS Career: 123 games; FC/gm: 25.3; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 38; pens: 31
AR1 (bench): Brian Dunn; AR2 (opposite): Apolinar Mariscal; 4th: Alex Chilowicz
Suspended: SSFC: Alonso
Suspended next yellow: SSFC: Rose, Scott | SJQ: Bernardez, Goodson
International Absence: None
Simple Injury Report
Disabled List: SSFC: Correa, Craven, Lowe | SJQ: Lenhart
SJQ OUT: Innocent, Stewart, Pierazzi, Bernardez, Renato, Stephenson
Sounders OUT: None
Questionable: Gonzalez, Dempsey, Barrett
Keys to Game:
- Punish Late (Quakes are negative eight in final 15)
- Control the wings (speedsters Nyassi, Cato, Salinas call that home)
- Dominate the air (with Ivanschitz' service aimed at a Roman Tower and an Air Marshall it's due time for goals)
- Defend the Red Line
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday 12 September at 7:30 PM
Venue: Avaya Stadium, San Jose, California
Local TV: JOETv (Fletcher, Keller)
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Online: MLS Live
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Europe (excluding UK & Ireland):Eurosport | Dohar, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines: BeIN Sports (ASIA / AUS)
How I'm watching
Kit: This is our Sound shirt
Scarf: Enemy's Goal is Down
Where: Friend's house
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