If preseason results matter Seattle Sounders FC is going to win the league. Preseason results do not matter. What happens in these matches can be an indicator of problems or successful plans for the regular season. In defense Seattle gives up less than a goal a game, for the most part that is a result of limiting chances. The offense is averaging more than two goals a game (just under 2 if you don't count the College of Charleston match), but seems dependent on finishing rather than creation.
Today's game is a midweek as Sigi Schmid moves to a Saturday cycle for his First XI. That likely means that the lineup will be made of rotational and depth players with a smattering of trialists. With only 31 players left in camp and 15 that went 90 minutes over the weekend this match is as much about fitness development.
It is also match two of the round robin Carolina Challenge Cup. Seattle sits in 2nd in this vital quest for a first trophy. Trophy not vital.
Time: 2 PM Pacific
TV: Battery YouTube
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Things to Watch
- Gonzalo Pineda
- Is Cam Weaver just a late sub again?
- Will Micheal Azira be back in Rave Green?
- Will the offense flow out and in or in and up?
How We're Watching
Scarf: Enemy's Goal Is Down
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