Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes – May 22 at 12:00p.m. PT on Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field; Seattle, Wash.
Energized by a dramatic road victory, the Seattle Sounders FC seeks a possible move into second place in the Western Conference when it hosts the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. First kick is 12 noon on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field.
Seattle (3-3-3, 12 points) is back home for three of its next four games prior to the World Cup break. It hosts Argentina’s Boca Juniors in a friendly on May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Sounders FC snapped a four-game winless run and earned its first road win at New York, 1-0, last week.
Tied for second in the West, San Jose (4-2-1, 13 points) is off to its best start since re-entering Major League Soccer as an expansion team in 2008. The Earthquakes, who gave-up a league- high 50 goals last season, have held the opposition scoreless in each of the last three matches, winning twice and drawing 0-0 at New England last week.
Sounders FC is 2-2-1 at home and has never lost two consecutive games at home. The Los Angeles Galaxy dealt Seattle a record home loss, 4-0, on May 8. San Jose is 1-1-1 on the road this year.
Seattle is still looking for its first three points against a West opponent. To date, it has gone 0-1-2 within the conference and 3-2-1 versus the East.
Following the Boca Juniors match, Seattle resumes MLS play at Colorado on May 29. First kick is at 6 p.m. PT. Sounders FC hosts the New England Revolution on June 5 and D.C. United on June 10.
To purchase tickets to future home games, call 1-877-MLS-GOAL, visit www.SoundersFC.com, any Ticketmaster outlet or the Qwest Field Box office.
National TV: Fox Soccer Channel
Talent: Brian Dunseth, Christopher Sullivan
Local TV: KONG 6/16
Local Radio: 97.3 KIRO FM
Talent: Arlo White
Pregame Talent: Pete Fewing, Alan Hinton with Chris Egan (TV); Matt Johnson (Radio)
Local Spanish Radio: 1210 AM Homero
Talent: Rene Aleman, Noe Menendez and Victor Hernandez