San Jose are coming into this match after a bad losing streak that has dropped them out of the playoff spots. They will now need to return to winning ways when they will host Seattle on Sunday. Seattle have not yet clinched a playoff spot but are really close to, and even a draw here would guarantee that.
Seattle (14-10-8) were actually pretty offensive in their away match against DC United but conceded a goal in each half to lose by 0-2. They have struggled to get results lately, winning just once in their last four matches (1-2-1). The Sounders are sitting at the 4th spot of the Western Conference with 50 points, three ahead of Real Salt Lake, one behind the Galaxy and two behind Minnesota. But they have not been anything special on the road (4-8-4), winning one of their last five (1-3-1).
San Jose (13-14-5) took the lead in their home match against Philadelphia last week but conceded twice in a six-minute span in the second half to eventually lose by 2-1. They have now lost four in a row and seven of their last nine matches. The Quakes are now sitting at the 8th spot of the Western Conference with 44 points, one behind Dallas and Portland and three behind Real Salt Lake. They have been solid at home this season (10-4-2), where they just met their first loss after a 13-match undefeated streak in all competitions.