Welcome back to CenturyLink Field.
It’s been a while, huh? Four weeks to be exact since the Sounders have played here. And look, there’s a design in the turf. That’s new.
Is this the day Seattle gets out of last place in the Western Conference?
We shall see. San Jose has won four-straight in this head-to-head series and will be getting forward Alan Gordon back from suspension. The visitors will lose midfielder Marvin Chavez to suspension, however, and forward Steve Lenhart could be out with a heel injury.
Injuries and suspensions are an issue for the Sounders, too, as Lamar Neagle and DeAndre Yedlin come back, but Marcus Hahnemann is out. The injuries to keep an eye on for the hosts are Obafemi Martins (knee), Steve Zakuani (groin) and Shalrie Joseph (hamstring).
Expect some changes due to a quick turnaround, too.
I’ll post lineups here when they become available.
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Sounders FC lineup: GK Michael Gspurning, D DeAndre Yedlin, D Zach Scott, D Djimi Traore, D Leo Gonzalez, M Mauro Rosales, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Servando Carrasco, M Brad Evans, F Eddie Johnson, F Lamar Neagle
Sounders FC bench: GK Doug Herrick, D Patrick Ianni, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, M Mario Martinez, M Shalrie Joseph, F David Estrada, F Obafemi Martins
San Jose lineup: GK Jon Busch, D Steven Beitashour, D Victor Bernardez, D Dan Gargan, D Justin Morrow, M Walter Martinez, M Sam Cronin, M Rafael Baca, M Ramiro Corrales, F Alan Gordon, F Chris Wondolowski
San Jose bench: GK David Bingham, D Jason Hernandez, M Cordell Cato, M Shea Salinas, M Mehdi Ballouchy, F Marcus Tracy, F Adam Jahn
NOTES: This is Seattle’s 13th lineup in 13 games in all competitions. Servando Carrasco earns his third-straight start. Lamar Neagle and DeAndre Yedlin are back from suspension and into the starting lineup. Obafemi Martins and Shalrie Joseph are back from injury and on the bench. Steve Zakuani not available.