No Dempsey. No Traore. No Gonzalez. No Problem. For all the doubts about depth this match is another reminder that this Seattle Sounders FC side emerged as the Supporters' Shield favorite and has never fielded an Ideal XI. NBC Sports Network shows the Rave Green in all their glory at 7 PM. The Colorado Rapids will also be on the TV.
Fullback play will be a defining factor in the match as Marc Burch will need to help create on offense and the other three regular starters all get forward quite a bit. Those individual battles feature speed, craft and potential future US National Teamers.
The Rapids don't have a great middle. If Seattle can win that they can find a new path to scoring as Colorado is strong defending set-pieces and Seattle may struggle to get EJ & Lamar the ball from the flanks. Route C will be something new and different. Let it lead to goals.
TV: NBC SN (Strong/Dunseth)
Radio: 97.3 FM (Fletcher/Keller
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 99.3 FM (Aleman/Hernandez)
Referee: David Gantar - MLS Career: 21 games; FC/gm: 25.6; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 8; pens: 1
AR1 (bench): Philippe Briere; AR2 (opposite): Corey Parker; 4th: Baldomero Toledo
Suspended: SEA: None
Suspended next yellow card: SEA: Leo Gonzalez, Zach Scott, Djimi Traore | CR: Shane O'Neill, Dillon Powers
Suspended next two yellow cards: Osvaldo Alonso, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Adam Moffat, Brad Evans | CR: Hendry Thomas
International Absences: None
- Prevent Their Wides From Threatening
- Route C Soccer
- Dominate Centrally
How We're Watching
Scarf: adidas Originals Fisherman's Shawl
Kit: Enemy's Gate Is Down
Where I'm Watching: With Family