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Saturday comes: Sounders-Quakes at 7:30 p.m.

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Oct. 15, 2011 at 8:02 am with No Comments »
October 15, 2011 10:14 am

Here’s a quick look at a big, fun, exciting, celebratory and otherwise almost meaningless game that one of the biggest crowds in MLS history will take in tonight:

AT SOUNDERS FC (16-7-9; 57 PTS.)

7:30 p.m., CenturyLink Field.
TV: Fox Soccer. RADIO: 97.3 FM.
CLUB LEADERS: For San Jose – G 11, Chris Wondolowski; A 6, Steven Beitashour; S 97, Wondolowski; SOG 44, Wondolowski; GAA 1.29, Jon Busch. For Seattle – G 11, Fredy Montero; S 12, Mauro Rosales; S 99, Montero; SOG 40, Montero; GAA 1.09, Kasey Keller.
HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 3-2-1 overall, and 2-1 in Seattle. The road team has taken points in the last three meetings. The teams played to a 2-2 draw April 2 at San Jose.
NOTES: More than 62,000 tickets have been sold for this game, which will be followed by a tribute to Keller, who is retiring after this season. … Rosales (knee) is expected to be on the 18-man roster. Defender Jeff Parke (concussion) is out. … San Jose is 1-0-3 over its last four games. Seattle is 3-1 but looking to rebound from a 2-0 loss to Philadelphia last weekend. … The Sounders already have clinched the No. 2 playoff seeding in the West, while San Jose has been eliminated from playoff contention. … Today’s winner will claim the 2011 Heritage Cup competition between the clubs retaining their historic NASL nicknames. If there is a draw, the first tie-breaker is away goals. … Defender James Riley came to Seattle from San Jose in the expansion draft. … Wondolowski is the defending MLS Golden Boot champion and is tied for the league lead this season. … The Quakes lead MLS with 62 yellow cards. … Sounders Osvaldo Alonso and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado are one caution away from a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation. … The referee is Michael Kennedy.
QUOTABLE: “It’s going to be work for us to keep (Wondolowski) off the board because he’s on good form right now, and he’s feeling it. As you see with all goal-scorers, they’re a little bit streaky, and he’s on a good streak right now.” – coach Sigi Schmid.

NEXT: The Sounders conclude CONCACAF Champions League group play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at CenturyLink. They end the MLS regular season Oct. 22 at Chivas USA.

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