It's gone final with Sounders ending one of the drearier weeks in club history with a 2-0 loss to San Jose.
Sounders fall to 9-5-2, with two of their losses -- and both of their home losses -- to the Quakes.
Seattle faces two games next week: Wednesday at Philadelphia and next Sunday at Portland.
I'll be back with notes and quotes, and an update on the health of Brad Evans.
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78' Final Sounders' sub: Vic Mansaray on for Andy Rose.
73' GOAL Quakes. Perez Garcia runs into teeth of Sounders defense and finishes. San Jose, 2-0.
60' Yellow card for Thomas, who is instantly replaced by Aaron Kovar.
Second half: ... has begun. Zach Scott on for Brad Evans. Quakes replace Marvell Wynn with former Sounder Cordell Cato.
Sounders say Evans sub out related to health, not performance. Details after match from Schmid. So Sounders now no *S national team members nor DPs.
Halftime: Quakes 1, Sounders 0.
28' GOAL Quakes. Sounders defense collapsed into middle of area, ball went out to Nyassi wide and finished with some power. 1-0.
First 20 minutes: Scoreless. Fair chances from both sides. Nice Bingham save on shot on target from Neagle.
First kick: ... has been struck. Sounders in rave/blue; Quakes in white/white.
Lineups: For Sounders: Sounders: Frei; Mears, Evans, Marshall, Remick; Thomas, Azira, Roldan, Rose, Pappa; Neagle. Reserves: Perkins, Fisher, Scott, Pineda, Kovar, Jones, Mansaray.
Sounders without all three DPs -- Dempsey, Ova, Ozzie -- today. Other two such matches were 0-0 draw at Dallas and 1-0 loss at SKC.
For San Jose: Bingham, Wynne, Bernardez, Goodson, Stewart, Alashe, Perez Garcia, Wondolowski (c), Nyassi, Jahn, Salinas. Bench: Meredith, Barrera, Cato, Francis, Pierazzi, Stephenson, Thompson.
Pregame: It is a sunshiny morning in Seattle about two hours before the start of today's Sounders match with the San Jose Earthquakes.
First kick is scheduled for 1 p.m. The game will be shown on JOEtv locally and Root regionally, heard on the usual radio outlets, and blogged here with additional updates and commentary on Twitter @donruiztnt.
The Quakes have traditionally been a difficult team for the Sounders -- often an inexplicably difficult team for the Sounders. And Seattle will have a significantly weakened roster today with Clint Dempsey out on disciplinary suspension, and Obafemi Martins, Chad Barrett and Osvaldo Alonso out with injuries.
Pride Month celebrations will be part of the day.