Eddie Johnson scores both go-ahead goals against FC Dallas on his way to a brace and a 4-2 victory.
Night time soccer returns to CenturyLink Field at 7:30 PM as the Seattle Sounders host FC Dallas. Watch on KING/Root/KOMO2 or at MLSSoccer.com. Get live reaction with us.
Saturday night's home game is the big matchup of the week as the surging Western Conference foes face off for the first time in 2013.
Struggling to score goals all season, the Sounders decided to make up for it in one fell swoop with a four-goal outburst against Western Conference rival San Jose Earthquakes.
A Saturday afternoon game between two of the NASL loyalists in the league pits last year's Supporters' Shield winner against a team that redefined MLS expansion. There is just one problem with that narrative - neither team is very good this year.
Like Seattle, the Earthquakes have injuries and suspensions. Keeping up with those can be difficult. This version of three questions should help you understand how San Jose will deal with them.
For most of Seattle's history they've used two attacking wingers with cover provided by a central midfielder and a defensive midfielder. Their last three MLS matches they've started one winger and a wide mid that plays more box-to-box.
In a week with a quick turn around for both clubs Seattle gets an extra day off compared to their hosts, who get to sleep in their own beds. The 5:30 PM Wednesday (KONG/KIRO) night match is a rematch of the 2012 Open Cup Final.
After a week off, it was much of the same for Sounders FC offensively in its 2-2 tie with the Philadelphia Union. The style of play from early in the season is starting to become a pattern — at least with Osvaldo Alonso and Shalrie Joseph out.
In a match that will be remembered for cards and confrontations it is Mauro Rosales play that deserves praise.
May the Fourth be with the Sounders. Union sounds so Imperial. We even are an Alliance. The 1 PM match between Seattle and Philadelphia is part of a large Star Wars push and so there will be cosplay in the stands.
The Sounders travel to visit old friends Jeff Parke and Sebastien Le Toux, and they have the talent and will to come back with three points in their luggage.
There's perfect May weather forecast in the Seattle area, but Saturday at 1 PM the Sounders will distract you with a road match against the Union of Philly.
The "Obaflip" celebration was excellent, but the buildup for Obafemi Martins debut MLS goal was just as nice. As Martins opens his account in the Rave Green, Sounders supporters surely hope for many more goals and flips.