For the first time this year, it can reasonably be said the Seattle Sounders are in a bit of a slump. Their loss to Sporting KC on Sunday not only snapped a 14-game home unbeaten streak, it was their most lopsided home loss of the Brian Schmetzer-era and also their second loss in three games.
Still, the Sounders are in a much better place than Saturday’s opponent. The San Jose Earthquakes have now gone winless in 11 matches, a streak that started with their loss to the Sounders on May 12 and which sees them just one point ahead of last-place Austin FC. On the plus side, the Earthquakes have somewhat steadied the ship after losing 6 of 7 and have now tied four straight. That’s actually their longest unbeaten streak since 2019, soft as it may be.
The Sounders will be attempting to avoid a two-game home losing streak for the first time since 2019, when they fell to the Portland Timbers and Sporting KC in back-to-back games. They should be a bit closer to full strength than they’ve been in recent weeks with Alex Roldan available for selection after returning from the Gold Cup.
- The Sounders are unbeaten in 14 straight against San Jose (8-0-6) dating back to September 2015, the longest active unbeaten run by one team over another in MLS. The 14-match run equals the Sounders’ longest against any opponent in the club’s MLS history (14 straight vs Chivas USA from 2009-2014).
- Raúl Ruidíaz has scored five goals in three home matches against the Earthquakes in MLS, netting at least once in all three matches. Ruidíaz could become the first Sounders player to score in four straight home matches against a single opponent. He has six goals in seven all-time appearances against the Quakes.
- Chris Wondolowski has scored 12 goals against Seattle in his career, tied with Robbie Keane for the most MLS goals ever scored against the Sounders. Eight of Wondolowski’s 12 goals against the Sounders have come in Seattle. No other visiting player has scored more than four goals at Lumen Field in MLS play.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
OUT: Nico Lodeiro (knee surgery), Jordy Delem (ACL tear), Jordan Morris (ACL Tear), Stefan Frei (left knee sprain/blood clot), Nouhou (left adductor strain), Cristian Roldan (int. duty - USA), Abdoulaye Cissoko (patella tendinitis), Brad Smith (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Will Bruin (knee meniscus surgery)
OUT: Jacob Akanyirige (left lower leg), Matt Bersano (left knee), Carlos Fierro (suspended), Benji Kikanovic (right thigh), Tommy Thompson (left knee), Jackson Yueill (international duty).
QUESTIONABLE: Eric Remedi (right lower leg)
Referee: Kevin Stott; Ast. Referee 1: Chris Elliott; Ast. Referee 2: TJ Zablocki; Fourth official: Matthew Franz; VAR: Carol Anne Chenard; Ast. VAR: Joshua Patlak.
How to Watch
Match date/kickoff time: Saturday, 2:08 PM PT
Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle
Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller, Frei)
Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Costigan, Keller, Frei)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle
Balkans: Arena Sport
Belgium & Luxembourg: Eleven Sports
Bulgaria: Max Sport
Cypress: CYTA Vision
Czech Republic: Nova Sport
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy & Spain: DAZN (Europe)
Georgia: Silk Sport
India: Discovery Eurosport
Latin America (excl. Brazil): ESPN Latin America
Netherlands: ESPN Netherlands
Russia: Okko Sport Southeast
Asia & Oceania: beIN SPORTS
Sub-Saharan Africa: ESPN Africa
Turkey & Azerbaijan: Saran Sport
United Kingdom & Ireland: Premier Sports / Free Sports
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