Here's the TNT preview on tonight's game, the one that deals with San Jose being named Soccer City USA. Here's a San Jose Mercury News preview, looking at San Jose's defending Golden Boot winner Chris Wondolowski.
And here's a quick overview.
SOUNDERS FC (0-2-1; 1 point) AT SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (1-1-0; 3)7:30 p.m., Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.TV: KING. RADIO: 97.3 FM (1210 AM in Spanish).HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads, 3-2. Last season, the clubs split two meetings, each winning 1-0 on the opponent’s pitch. The Quakes will visit Qwest Field on Oct. 15.TEAM LEADERS: For Seattle – G 1, Steve Zakuani; A0; S 14, Montero; SOG 9, Montero; GAA 1.0; Kasey Keller. For San Jose – G 2 Chris Wondolowski; A 1, Chris Leitch and Joey Gjertsen; S 9, Wondolowski; SOG 4, Wondolowski; GAA, 0-5, JonBusch.NOTES: Sounders’ all-time goals leader Fredy Montero is expected to miss tonight’s game while recovering from wrist surgery performed Thursday. However, defender James Riley (concussion) has been cleared to play. Riley came to Seattle from San Jose in the 2009 expansion draft. … In last week’s 1-1 draw with Houston, the Sounders established club records for shots in a half (15) and a game (26) and matched the mark for corner kicks (12). … Wondolowski led MLS with 18 goals last season and scored both goals in the Quakes 2-0 win last week at FC Dallas. Wondolowski has scored San Jose’s last 12 goals, an MLS record. … This is the first game of the 2011 Heritage Cup, which will be decided by aggregate-goal format over the two games with away goals counting as the first tie-breaker. San Jose won in 2009, Seattle in 2010. … The referee is Edvin Jurisevic.QUOTABLE: “It’s going to be a tough, blue-collar game, I think. Small field, a lot of fouls, and a lot of chances, probably.” – Sounders defender Jeff Parke.NEXT: Chicago Fire, 1 p.m. April 9; Qwest Field; KING.