TUKWILA—Welcome back to Starfire Stadium, where I prepare for my last game as a Sounders FC reporter.
But enough mushy stuff. Seattle hosts the San Jose Earthquakes in a U.S. Open Cup fifth-round game. The winner will host a quarterfinal against either the Portland Timbers or Sporting Kansas City, which kicked off earlier Tuesday.
Coach Sigi Schmid said to expect close to first-team lineups for both teams tonight, so we’ll see how that looks around 6:30.
The visiting Earthquakes could have a couple familiar faces available in Mike Fucito, Bryan Meredith and Cordell Cato. Defender Ty Harden is a University of Washington product.
I’ll post the lineups below when they become available.
Sounders FC lineup: GK Marcus Hahnemann, D Brad Evans, D Chad Marshall, D Zach Scott, D Leo Gonzalez, M Lamar Neagle, M Micheal Azira, M Gonzalo Pineda, M Marco Pappa, F Cam Weaver, F Kenny Cooper
Sounders FC bench: GK Stefan Frei, D Jalil Anibaba, D/M David Estrada, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Aaron Kovar, F/M Sean Okoli, F/M Chad Barrett
San Jose lineup: GK David Bingham, D Brandon Barklage, D Ty Harden, D Clarence Goodson, D Shaun Francis, M Atiba Harris, M Sam Cronin, M JJ Koval, M Mike Fucito, F Khari Stephenson, F Steven Lenhart
San Jose bench: GK Jon Busch, D Jason Hernandez, D/M Jordan Stewart, M Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, M Cordell Cato, F Alan Gordon, F Billy Schuler