full timeThe Sounders blasted two separate advances with two goals and then lost in a penalty kick in injury time. It was the first time in 123 games dating back to 2009 that the Sounders lost a game they led with two goals.
Earthquakes 4, sounds 3: Nohu was whistled for a penalty after a Quakes player was shoved in the back and the VAR suggested it would be a penalty. Then Cristian Espinosa turned to complete the hat-trick.
Earthquakes 3, sounds 3: Earthquakes scored twice in quick succession, jumping on two fouls by Sounders to equalize. The equalizer came from Jackson Yoel in the 65th minute, just one minute after he scored an earlier goal. That play began when Jackson Raggen got a pass that was caught deep at the end of the Sounders.
Earthquakes 3, sounds 3Cristian Espinosa scored his second goal of the match when he crossed a foul and appeared to deceive Stefan Frey.
Earthquakes 1, Votes 3: Just as San Jose seemed to be in control of the match, the Sounders regained a two-goal advantage when Nico Lodeiro found Jordan Morris for an easy finish. Raul Ruediaz got a secondary assistance.
Earthquakes 1, sounds 2: Especially after allowing the Sounders’ second goal, the Earthquakes started to create more danger when going forward and finally got a deserved goal in the 45+second minute when Cristian Espinosa hit the net with his shot.
Earthquakes 0, sounds 2: Christian Roldan finished off a near-perfect free kick from Nico Lodeiro, heading into the near post.
Earthquakes 0, sounds 1: Nicolas Lodeiro converted a penalty, his 18th in 19 attempts since joining the Sounders. And Raul Ruedes hit the penalty kick after Nathan shot it inside the penalty area. Christian Roldan put in a good pass to set up the opportunity.
LINEUPS: The Sounders used what is effectively a first-choice lineup with the notable exception of Yeimar Goméz Andrade, who was off the bench for the first time in six matches.
Almost everyone seems to agree that the Seattle Sounders have rightfully put their focus on the CONCACAF Champions League this year, and they have their biggest game so far next week. This goes a long way to explaining why the regular season of Major League Soccer starts only 2-3-1.
But Brian Schmitzer was adamant that he didn’t feel like they needed to literally sacrifice the regular season to achieve their goals at CCL.
After a disappointing home loss to lowly Inter Miami, the Sounders realize Saturday’s game against the San Jose Earthquakes has a bit more significance. There are plenty of reasons to admire Saunders’ chances.
Not only are the Earthquakes the last team to not win in the MLS – and they fired coach Mathias Almeida – but the Sounders have been a hit recently at PayPal Park and it’s possible that all of their key players are available. It’s even possible the Sounders will use their entire first-choice lineup for the first time this year.
- The Sounders 4-0-4 during their last eight trips to PayPal Park. It is the second longest unbeaten path against a single opponent in MLS history. Their last trip there was a 3-1 win that included a first-half brace by Raul Ruídias.
- The Sounders are coming off their third defeat of the season in only their sixth game in the league. Last year, they didn’t lose for the third time until their 17th match.
- Jeremy Ibobisi is riding a three-game winning streak with Quakes.
- The Sounders used 23 different players in their starting lineup for league matches, the most in the league. They have also used 11 different lineups in 12 matches across all competitions.
Outside: Dylan Tevis (right hamstring strain)
Outside: Chofis (upper left thigh); Gilbert Fuentes (personal); Siad Haji (personal); Judson (left knee).
Question: Jeremy Ibobisi (right hamstring). Nathan (right ankle).
Reference: Ted Uncle AR1: Jeremy Hanson AR2: Frank Anderson the fourth: Brandon Steves Video Assistant Referee: Younes Marrakchi AVAR: Felicia Mariscal
Match time / kick-off the time: Saturday, 7:08 PM PT
place: Bye Bye Park, San Jose
Online Streaming: Amazon Prime (Affiliate link, in the market), Fubo TV (Affiliate link), Univision.com
English local TV: Fox 13 (Costigan, Keeler, Zakwani)
local radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keeler, Zakwanee)
ifcAl Spanish radio: El Rey 1360 a.m. (Rodriguez, Makeda, Tapia)
Spanish national television: TUDN (Mario Rodriguez, Felipe Makeda, Carlos Tapia, Marlo Villa)
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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