Wednesday night's match is simply one of those where a team can clinch with a win and not worry about the final match of the Group Stage. Winning will have its own challenges - horrible surface, high heat and humidity, CONCACAF referees, nearly unknown personnel opposing. All the things that you can love and hate about the CCL are right there. There will be a small crowd, a track, a many thousand mile trip and a team of Sounders determined to overcome that and qualify for another knockout round.
Seattle's Mario Martinez is returning home so there is a chance at a pro-Seattle crowd. The two teams are in opposite form in their league. As good as the Sounders have been CD Marathon is that bad. They have one player with two goals in league play to lead their team. They did not score against Caledonia AIA. Seattle is the better side, by far and must play like it. Three points a few goals in differential can help not just the 2012 MLS season, but also the prospects for a strong performance in the Quarterfinals.
The broadcast is on Fox Soccer or CONCACAF.com at 7 PM
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