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April 25, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Notes and pregame thoughts

Key things to watch tonight: Can Kasey Keller pick up where he left off before red card? Can Fredy Montero score for the first time since Week Two? Where, if any, changes will be made in the lineup?

With regard to the last one, Steve Zakuani is a candidate to start at midfielder and there could be a change on defense.

INJURY REPORT:

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC – OUT: FW Jarrod Smith (quadriceps strain);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Taylor Graham (left sesamoid fracture); MF Stephen

King (L groin strain); MF Peter Vagenas (knee surgery);

PROBABLE: DF Tyrone Marshall (R calf strain); MF Osvaldo Alonso (L quadriceps contusion)

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES – OUT: DF Jason Hernandez (L calf strain);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Kelly Gray (L calf strain); MF Shea Salinas (R hip

strain); DF Ryan Cochrane (L ankle sprain); MF Darren Huckerby (R quadriceps

strain)

-Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid is 10-6-4 in his coaching career vs. San Jose.

-After going 350 minutes without allowing a goal to start the season, Sounders FC have now gone 225 minutes without scoring a goal.

-On three occasions this season the Earthquakes have taken a lead, and on three occasions they have been pegged back by their opponents. They were able to get a winner and hold on to the lead against Houston, but they have conceded tying goals in the final quarter-hour each of the last two games.

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