Lineups: For Sounders: GK Gspurning; D Scott, Ianni, Hurtado, Burch; M Sivebaek, Alonso, Carrasco, Fernandez; F Montero, Estrada. Reserves: Weber, Caskey, GOnzalez, Levesque, Ochoa, Parke, Seamon.
At San Jose: GK Busch; D Beitashour, Bernardez, Morrow, Corrales; M Cronin, Baca, Chavez, Salinas; F Wondowlowski, Lenhart. Reserves: Bingham, Dawkins, Gordon, Hernandez, Opara, Stephenson.
Quakes supporters: … have arrived. It’s not Cascadia Cup. Technically, it’s hardly even Heritage Cup. However, there’s a good early representation of Earthquake fans here in the usual visitors’ section.
Elsewhere: Sanna Nyassi got a goal, while Thierry Henry got three more as New York beat Montreal, 5-2, today at Red Bull Arena.
Henry now has five goals on the season, passing Seattle’s David Estrada.
Arrival: After a pretty dreary day, the sun has popped out at CenturyLink Field 100 minutes or so before kickoff of tonight’s Sounders-Earthquakes match. Kickoff is 7 p.m., game on KONG and usual radio spots.
I think we’ll try running blog again tonight, along with updates at twitter.com/donruiztnt. I’ll open the running blog between 6:45-7, and meanwhile I will use this blog post for any pregame updates, lineups, etc.