The defending champions Seattle Sounders will take the pitch on July 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET to start their reign vs. San Jose Earthquakes, arguably the strongest rival they'll face during their first three matchups in the MLS is Back tournament.

Brian Schmetzer's boys will try to prove that last season's late surge wasn't just a fluke and that they're still the team to beat in Major League Soccer but The Goonies are going to be a tough nut to crack, that's for sure.

Star midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro will pull the strings of the offense for the Sounders but their defense must be flawless if they hope to contain Chris Wondolowski and Christian Espinoza, the rival's biggest threats. 

Nicolás Lodeiro of Seattle Sounders FC. (Getty)

The Sounders enter this match as huge favorites to win the three points, as you can tell by their +108 odds on both DraftKings and SugarHouse. The Californians, on the other hand, have +220 odds to win, while a draw would have a +270 payout.

Also, judging by what they've seen thus far, it seems like oddsmakers believe that the Sounders will take the lead on a high-scoring affair, as the over 2.5 goals has -175 odds, while the under 2.5 has +130 odds.

Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes Props

Prop bettors will have plenty of choices to lean on for this game. For those who want to play it safe, they can choose the Draw No Bet wager, with the Sounders having -175 odds and the Earthquakes +145.

Also, you can even bet on the correct score of the game. According to DraftKing's platform, a 0-0 draw would have a +1400 payout, while a 1-0 Seattle triumph would grant you +900 odds. If the Quakes were to win 0-3, you could cash in on +3000 odds.

Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes Odds

  DraftKings SugarHouse
Seattle Sounders FC +108 +108
San Jose Earthquakes +220 +220
Draw +270 +270

DraftKings & SugarHouse

How To Watch Or Stream Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Friday, July 10: Seattle Sounders FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN Deportes, ESPN App