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SEAvSJ 101 PREVIEW: All you need to know when the Sounders host the Earthquakes in final home match of the year

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The Seattle Sounders are hosting the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday on Decision Day. Here is everything you need to know:

WHEN AND WHERE: The match will kick off at 2:18 p.m. PT at Lumen Field (TICKETS).

WHERE TO WATCH: The match will be televised on FOX 13+, Prime Video and Univision Seattle.

WHERE TO LISTEN: The match will air on 950 KJR FM and El Rey 1360AM.

2022 RECORDS AND STANDINGS: Seattle: 12-17-4 (40 points, 11th West), San Jose: 8-15-10 (34 points, 14th West)

FORM GUIDE (all competitions, most recent first): Sounders: LDLWW, Earthquakes: WLDLLL

PREVIOUS MEETING: The Earthquakes defeated the Sounders 4-3 at PayPal Park in San Jose, Calif., on April 23, four days before the Sounders’ crucial first leg of the Concacaf Champions League Final. San Jose twice came back from two-goal deficits to steal a victory at the death on a Cristian Espinoza penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris scored for the Sounders, while a Jackson Yueill goal added to Espinoza’s hat trick.

THANK YOU, FANS: With Sunday being the last game of the 2022 season, club is hosting its annual Fan Appreciation Day match, presented by Make sure to get there early as it will be a day filled with a prizes, games, giveaways and an opportunity to interact with players post-match. You can find a full rundown of the day's activities HERE.

MUCH-NEEDED REST: In a year in which they played an additional eight matches en route to becoming the first MLS club to win the modern iteration of CCL, the Sounders will have an extended offseason to recharge mentally and physically. Seattle will also be buoyed next year by the return of central midfielders João Paulo and Obed Vargas, each of whom had his season cut short due to season-ending injuries.

SWEET STEFAN FREI: Despite losing 1-0 to Sporting Kansas City last week, MLS named Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei to the Team of the Week bench after the veteran recorded an incredible 10 saves.



You won't want to miss our final home match of the season today! We host the San Jose Earthquakes in a day filled with exclusive giveaways, prizes, musical performances and more.

SALINAS FAREWELL: Sunday will mark the final match in Shea Salinas’ 15-year career, 13 of which came in San Jose. The 36-year-old will retire at the end of the season having logged over 20,000 minutes in over 375 appearances in MLS.

WINS HARD TO COME BY: The Earthquakes will try and avoid finishing in the Western Conference basement, as they only mustered eight wins in 33 matches. Only Wooden Spoon-winning D.C. United has fewer (seven) entering this final weekend.

EBOBISSE RISING: The lone bright spot for the ‘Quakes in 2022 was the play of forward Jeremy Ebobisse, who posted a career-high 16 goals and added three assists in nearly 3,000 minutes. The Duke product finished tied for seventh on the MLS Golden Boot list this season and was the third-highest scoring American.



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