Seattle has been in MLS long enough where there are former Sounders on almost every roster. However, there are four former Sounders on the roster of the San Jose Earthquakes, setting up a larger-than-usual homecoming on Saturday: Cordell Cato, Sanna Nyassi, Mike Fucito and Bryan Meredith.
We asked coach Sigi Schmid about the reunion with so many of his former players:
"You certainly follow them," He said. "Nyassi is a player as he became available this summer he was somebody that we looked as well. It just wasn’t going to work in terms of the draft order and things like that. It’s always nice to see old friends. Some of the players that ended up leaving here were not necessarily things that we did by choice. Sometimes it’s expansion draft that took them away, or sometimes it’s just opportunities for them. After a guy like Bryan Meredith was a reserve here for a few years and another opportunity came along and we wanted him to be able to use it."