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Sounders will visit Earthquakes for final preseason game

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Match will be just a few days after hosting Nacional.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Seattle Sounders FC
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Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

In what will almost certainly be their final preseason game before First Kick, the Seattle Sounders will visit the San Jose Earthquakes on Feb. 23. The match comes just a few days after the Sounders host Uruguay’s Nacional on Feb. 20, meaning this match will likely be a virtual split-squad affair with few, if any, players starting both games.

While it may not prove to be much of a preview of what’s to come, it should still provide a good test as the Earthquakes are more likely to be using a full complement of starters. This will mark the only time this preseason that the Earthquakes are playing a MLS opponent in front of fans (they play LAFC in a closed-door scrimmage a week prior).

The Sounders, by contrast, will play five matches in front of fans throughout the preseason, including four matches against MLS opponents and the other against the reigning champion of the Uruguayan Primera Division.

Sounders preseason 2019

Opponent Date & Time Location
Opponent Date & Time Location
Houston Dynamo Saturday, Feb. 9 6 p.m. local / 5 p.m. PT Kino North Stadium, Tucson
Portland Timbers Wednesday, Feb. 13 7 p.m. local / 6 p.m. PT Kino North Stadium, Tucson
FC Dallas Saturday, Feb. 16 10 a.m. local / 9 a.m. PT Kino North Stadium, Tucson
Club Nacional de Football Wednesday, Feb. 20 7:30 p.m. PT CenturyLink Field
San Jose Earthquakes Saturday, Feb. 23 12:45 p.m. PT Avaya Stadium

Training camp starts Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Starfire. Seattle’s regular season starts March 2 at 7 p.m. when the Sounders host FC Cincinnati. FS1 will have the national broadcast.