As you may or may not notice, our starting lineup predictions are often times less than 100 percent accurate. Usually, they are based on a mix of what we've seen and personal biases. We've even managed to do a reasonably good job in U.S. Open Cup matches.
This CONCACAF Champions League is a whole other beast, though. On one hand, everyone involved in the Sounders is saying the right things. They are likening it to our version of the European Champions League. They are saying this is one of the biggest tournaments in our region.
Whether that means a "normal" starting lineup will play tomorrow remains to be seen.
Further complicating matters is the fact that at least 22 different players have started at least one game for the Sounders.
What the result is admittedly a semi-educated guess as to who will be in the lineup Wednesday against El Salvadoran champions Metapan. (And for what it's worth, our guess on Metapan basically just takes the players on their 20-man travel roster and plugs in the players with the most playing time into the starting roster.)