MATCH: Seattle Sounders FC (0-1-1, 1 point, T8, MLS West) at San Jose Earthquakes (1-1-1, 4 points, T3, MLS West). TYPE: MLS. WHEN: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA. MEETING: 11th (Earthquakes lead 5-4-1). TV: KING 5. RADIO: 97.3 KIRO FM; SPANISH: KOMO2 (Comcast Ch. 114) and La Gran D 99.3 FM.
The Sounders have a headache as they prepare for their first road match of the season Saturday at San Jose: Three of their top players, leading scorer Eddie Johnson, new acquisition Obafemi Martins and Mario Martinez, are unavailable due to national team commitments, Johnson with the U.S., Martins with Nigeria, Martinez with Honduras.