Seattle has had the hardest run of form of all teams in the MLS this season. Still without a win, the Sounders will be looking to capitalize on a beleaguered Rapids side that has still been able to put it together this season.
Heavyweights of the Western Conference collide late this Saturday evening when the San Jose Earthquakes host the visiting Seattle Sounders.no comments
The 2012 season for Seattle was one of high expectations, but no result. The Sounders did manage to win their first ever playoff series, but ultimately crashed out due to lady luck gazing upon the opposition.
With the tenth pick in the 2013 MLS Superdraft, the Seattle Sounders selected Eriq Zavaleta from the 2012 National Champions, Indiana University.
Seattle headed into Vancouver looking to secure their place in the MLS Playoffs and also a stronger position in the Cascadia Cup, but could only manage to do one of the two as they played out for a draw after ruing their missed chances.
Seattle made the short trip to Portland to try and get a firm grip of the Cascadia Cup but could only take a point in THE hottest derby in MLS.
Seattle hosted Chivas in the return leg of the fixture that saw the Sounders record their biggest away win in their history, and after a tough fought 1-1 draw away in Dallas, Sounders were looking to get back to winning ways.
Seattle headed to Carson, California after a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, and were looking to make it four wins out of five. Seattle made one change to the team that won in the Cascadia Cup, with Alex Caskey making way for Fredy Montero to partner Eddie Johnson up top.
Seattle head down the road to Santa Clara to face San Jose after the disappointment of losing in the U.S. Open Cup final in midweek at Sporting Kansas City. The Sounders visit the Earthquakes in the second game of the Heritage Cup, which they are trailing 1-0 after losing way back in week 3. But can Seattle bounce back after finally losing in the U.S. Open Cup after 3 years of dominating?
Before the game Saturday night at CenturyLink Field, the Sounders found themselves on the back of a 9 game winless streak, the longest in their history and were hoping they didn’t make it 10, when they hosted the Colorado Rapids.