SS Vs SJ Dream 11 Prediction: Perfect matchup for Seattle to snap out of their winless spree.
A string of lacklustre performances have curbed Seattle Sounders’ march into top spot in the Western Conference on MLS 2020-21 but the side’s winning ways should return today. Up against bottom-placed San Jose Earthquakes, this looks set to be nothing else but a canter in the park for the second-placed side.
Defeated 2-1 by Portland Timbers the last time around, Seattle Sounders could have ended up losing massive ground in the race for first place. However, fortunately for the side, top-placed Sporting Kansas City have failed to win each of their last four outings to help make up for Seattle’s downtick in the league.
Where Seattle is looking to resume normal service come today, San Jose Earthquakes on the other hand have already done so. After a couple of wins, the side is back to losing encounters with the team failing to win a single outing in its last three showdowns to slip down into the dreaded bottom spot.
A complete failure to plug their defensive issues have left San Jose Earthquakes in the cold. The team has been left barking up the wrong team, a side which has seen its defensive gameplan vanish up in smoke.
A failure to stave attacking plays will result in the Earthquakes’ demise today with the side being routed by Seattle.
Probable Playing 11
- Danny misses out for Seattle with the player’s absence ascribed to injury.
Frei, Smith, Kee-hee, Torres, Leerdam, Roldan, Svensson, Jones, Lodeiro, Morris, Ruidiaz
San Jose Earthquakes
Irwin, Rosenberry, Abubakar, Smith, Vines, Price, Acosta, Nicholson, Rubio, Shinyashiki, Kamara
Match: Seattle Vs Earthquakes
Date And Time: 11th September, Friday- 8:00 am IST
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Top Goal Scorer
- Raul: 4 Goals, 1 Assist
San Jose Earthquakes
- Valeri: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
Seattle Vs Portland: 1-2
Earthquakes Vs Colorado: 1-1
After two defeats on the bounce, the only reason Colorado managed to pull off a draw the last time around was due to Daniel Vega. The goal-keeper was in sublime form as he pulled off a remarkable bit of goal-keeping to see him earn our trust for the day’s outing.
They might have lost their way in the league at the moment but Seattle Sounders have managed to keep their clock of resolute defence intact around them. The side has let in the least number of goals at just 9 in the Western Conference, a backline which has given the best sides cold feet.
The defence’s perseverant and resolute brand of defending sees us make this ambit all but the picks from the side for the day. We have a triad being indulged in from the team, one made up of Yeimar Gomez-Andrade, Kelvin Leerdam and Xavier Arreaga.
The conference’s worst defence, one which has let in a horrendous 19 goals up till now, San Jose Earthquakes have paid a contentious prize for their callous brand of defending. This is a team which has completely failed to pull its socks up to be asked to take a walk by its competitors.
And up in front of a ruthless Seattle attack, one which has scored on 16 occasions, the Earthquakes are going to be opened up once again at the back. It only made it prudent of us to opt for all the mainstays in attack from Seattle for the outing.
We begin with Cristian Roldan who has the most number of assists at two with Nicolas Lodeiro with an assist the last time around coming in next to him. San Jose Earthquakes elsewhere will see leading scorer with the four goals, Valeri Qazaishvili is a must-have pick for us for the day’s outing.
With the most assists for the club at two, Cristian Espinoza will slot in nicely as his partner with Judson completing the duo from the side for the outing.
Given the way Seattle Sounders are set to run amuck and control play today, it was only befitting to make this docket all about the picks from the side. We have a dup being ventured in from the side, one comprised of four-goal man Jordan Morris and top scorer with the four goals and one assist, striker Raul Ruidiaz.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With four goals apiece to their name, Raul will captain our side while Morris is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Vega, Leerdam, Arreaga, Yeimar, Lodeiro, Roldan, Judson, Espinoza, Valeri, Raul, Morris
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.