Nigerian Obafemi Martins scored twice in the first half as the Seattle Sounders beat the Earthquakes 2-1 in the MLS teams' preseason openers Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz.

Former Sounder Mike Fucito scored in the 86th minute for the Quakes.

The match marked the San Jose debut of midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi. German trialist Andreas Gorlitz looked good at right back for the Quakes.

On the Quakes' goal, Gorlitz found Atiba Harris open in the box. Harris traded passes with Fucito, who broke forward for a shot from 10 yards.

Pierazzi nearly scored in the 24th minute, but the Corsican's header off a Sam Garza free kick was batted out by a leaping goalkeeper.

The Earthquakes complete their preseason trip to Tucson against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

Yachting

The San Diego Unified Port District commissioners are scheduled to discuss a proposal by a local group to host the 35th America's Cup in August 2017.

The agenda for Tuesday's meeting includes an item listed as "Resolution Proclaiming Support for America's Cup 35 Event in 2017 and direction to staff."

Port officials didn't respond to a request for comment.

Tuesday's meeting would be a preliminary step. If the commissioners decide to proceed, it's expected they would direct the port staff to begin discussions with Cup officials.

Russell Coutts, the five-time America's Cup winner who is CEO of two-time champion Oracle Team USA, recently told the Associated Press that Cup officials are talking with other venues about hosting the 35th America's Cup because San Francisco officials haven't offered the same terms as they did for last summer's regatta, which ended with the American syndicate staging one of the greatest comebacks in sports.

Coutts said he's not prepared to rule out San Francisco. But he said San Diego, Hawaii and other venues are possibilities for hosting the next America's Cup.

San Diego hosted the America's Cup in 1988, 1992 and 1995.

Colleges

Freshman Hind Ben Abdelkader has left the Cal women's basketball team to be closer to her family in Belgium. She averaged 4.9 points and 1.6 rebounds in 19.2 minutes while backing up Brittany Boyd at point guard.

Motor sports

Tickets for the 2014 season at Sonoma Raceway are currently on sale. The major events at the racetrack are the Toyota/Save Mart 350 (June 22, NASCAR Sprint Cup); Sonoma Nationals (July 25-27, NHRA); and Grand Prix of Sonoma (Aug. 24, IndyCar). For information, call 800-870-7223 or go online at racesonoma.com/tickets or ticketmaster.com.

Staff writers Matt Schwab and Stephanie Hammon contributed to this report.