The San Jose Earthquakes will take on the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field on Sunday for the final matchday of the MLS regular season.
The Seattle Sounders amid a three-match winless streak, having drawn once and lost twice, eliminating them from playoff contention.
San Jose, meanwhile, defeated Minnesota United 2-0 at home to earn all three points. Shea Salinas and Benjamin Kikanovic scored goals in the second half to help the California team win.
They managed just 34 points from 33 games, which keeps them at the bottom of the Western Conference rankings despite their triumph. Seattle is three spots better off in 12th place with 40 points after 33 games to show for their efforts.
Date and kickoff time
Sunday 9th October 2022
Eastern Time: 5:00 PM
Central Time: 4:00 PM
Mountain Time: 3:00 PM
Pacific Time: 2:00 PM
UK (BST) 10:00 PM
CEST: 11:00 PM
Seattle Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes live stream and TV channel
US: ESPN+, fuboTV, ESPN App, KCPQ – Q13 FOX, NBC Sports California, Amazon Prime Video
Australia: beIN Sports Connect, Foxtel Now
Canada: DAZN, KCPQ – Q13 FOX
Costa Rica: Star+
Kelyn Rowe, unavailable for the hosts’ most recent loss due to a ban, might be available again.
But the Sounders do have three injuries: back issues are plaguing Andrew Thomas and Obed Vargas, while an ACL tear has sidelined Joao Paulo.
Following their 2-0 victory their last time out, the Earthquakes might start the weekend with the same starting XI, with the 4-3-3 system probably continuing.
Carlos Akapo did not play in the game because of a right foot ailment, and his participation in the season’s final game is uncertain.
Seattle Sounders MLS form:
W, W, L, D, D
San Jose Earthquakes MLS form:
L, L, D, L, W
Seattle Sounders expected lineup:
Frei; A. Roldan, Gomez, Arreaga, Tolo; C. Roldan, Rusnak, Lodeiro; Montero, Ruidiaz, Morris
San Jose Earthquakes expected lineup:
Marcinkowski; Thompson, Rodrigues, Nathan, Beason; Gregus, Yueill, Monteiro; Kikanovic, Ebobisse, Cowell
Seattle Sounders 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes
The final day of the regular season will likely see a more open play from both sides since they have nothing left to play for this year. San Jose hasn’t travelled well this season, losing their last four road games while scoring just twice. Seattle is expected to win, although it could be a tight game with goals at both ends.