One change, as Oswaldo Alanís replaces Tanner Beason in defense for San Jose.
Seattle are playing mostly who you’d expect, but Alex Roldan starts at right back in this one.
The last time these teams met, the Sounders smashed the Earthquakes 7-1, the worst loss in San Jose’s history, during a run of terrible results for the club. But the Quakes turned out of the skid and have won four of their last five games, including Wednesday’s rousing 4-0 win over the LA Galaxy.
The Sounders remain quality but lost last weekend against a shorthanded LAFC side, so they aren’t invincible. But still, they are capable of hanging a lot of goals on an opponent, as we’ve experienced firsthand, so the Quakes will need to be on top of their game, particularly in defense, to have a chance at three more points.
This is another great litmus test for Matias Almeyda’s group. Will they get a result? Should be another big game.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, as of Saturday afternoon, San Jose are (+225) while Seattle are (+108). The odds of a draw are (+265), so the bookmaker puts the Sounders as slight favorites, which makes sense considering the last meeting between these teams in San Jose.
How to Watch:
Sunday’s match between the Quakes and Sounders will be televised locally on NBC Sports California, and in the rest of the United States on ESPN+. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm PT with kickoff to follow.
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