It’s a surprisingly sunny evening here at CenturyLink Field and we should have a good one tonight between Sounders FC (2-0) and the San Jose Earthquakes (2-1). Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in what is the first Western Conference game for both teams.
To start the day it looked to be an early Golden Boot showdown between Seattle forward David Estrada (four goals) and San Jose star Chris Wondolowski (three goals), but Thierry Henry had a hat trick earlier today and pushed the league lead to five goals. Might he get company soon?
Sounders midfielder Brad Evans is the main question mark tonight, as he was labeled a game-time decision by coach Sigi Schmid on Friday due to a hamstring strain.
I’ll post lineups here when they’re made available. UPDATE 6:26 p.m. — Posted.
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Sounders FC lineup: GK Michael Gspurning, D Zach Scott, D Patrick Ianni, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Marc Burch, M Christian Sivebaek, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Servando Carrasco, M Alvaro Fernandez, F Fredy Montero, F David Estrada
Sounders FC bench: GK Andrew Weber, D Leo Gonzalez, D Jeff Parke, M Mike Seamon, M Alex Caskey, F/M Roger Levesque, F Sammy Ochoa
San Jose lineup: GK Jon Busch, D Steven Beitashour, D Victor Bernardez, D Justin Morrow, D Ramiro Corrales, M Sam Cronin, M Rafael Baca, M Marvin Chavez, M Shea Salinas, F Chris Wondolowski, F Steven Lenhart
San Jose bench: GK David Bingham, M Simon Dawkins, F Alan Gordon, D Jason Hernandez, M Tressor Moreno, D Ike Opara, M Khari Stephenson