Quakes Head North To Seattle Looking for More Success At Century Link Field
San Jose Notes and Injuries
Form — L-D-D-W-D (15 points, 5th place in Western Conference)
Last Week — Simon Dawkins scored his first goal in his second stint as a Quake, and San Jose snatched a 1-1 away draw against Philadelphia despite being down a man for over 30 minutes. Full highlights here.
- Marvell Wynne was selected to the MLS Team of the Week, as he filled in for the suspended Andres Imperiale at center back.
- Anibal Godoy collected two yellow cards in the match against Philadelphia, and is suspended.
- After sitting out the match against the Union, Quincy Amarikwa remains questionable with a hamstring injury.
- Long-term San Jose injuries: Marc Pelosi, Cordell Cato, Clarence Goodson, Mark Sherrod.
Seattle Notes and Injuries
Form — W-D-W-L-W (10 points, 9th place in Western Conference)
Last Week — The Sounders seem to finally be overcoming their slow start, as Jordan Morris scored for the third match in a row to earn a 1-0 win against Columbus.
- Andreas Ivanschitz did not play last weekend due to a thigh strain, and is questionable for Saturday’s match.
Predicted Starting Lineup
With his goal last week, Dawkins is almost certain to keep his place in the starting XI. However, he may be pushed into a more central role with Godoy out, leaving space for either Shea Salinas of Matías Pérez García on the wing. Alternatively, Tommy Thompson could just slot in for Godoy. Andres Imperiale — back from suspension — should return as center back, allowing Wynne to return to his right back spot. Up top, Innocent did not have a good match last time out, and if Amarikwa is still not fit we could see Chad Barrett for the first time as a Quake.
Odds — Seattle -135, SJ +395, Draw +270
The Quakes won both games at CenturyLink field last season.
- Despite picking up a road point, the Quakes slipped one spot to 10th in the mlssoccer.com power rankings.
- Following their third win in five games, the Sounders moved up three spots to 13th in the rankings.
- Last five San Jose matches: scored 1.4 goals per game, allowed 1.2 per game.
- Last five Seattle matches: scored 1.2 goals per game, allowed 1.0 per game.