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Seattle Sounders v Philadelphia Union - Gamethread

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The Philadelphia Union's good-to-bad defensive fluctuations have forced them to become an Eastern Conference contender after an early season when they seemed to dominated the weaker side of the bracket. With Faryd Mondragon maybe making a return the Seattle Sounders will get to discover if it was his lack of experience or one of the most baffling trades in MLS this season that is the fault for their weaknesses defensively.

Seattle has a distinct advantage on set-plays and though they lack their best service man still have three capable in Erik Friberg, Mike Fucito and Tyson Wahl. The Sounders have proven that set-play success does not require height as much as proper tactics both on defense and offense. There will be a challenge because of the injury and card situations dropping the top three offensive players from the lineup, but Sigi still will have four players with 6 or more goals in all competitions.

The game is on KONG and 97.3FM with Arlo White on the call at 7:00 PM

Pre Match Build-up: Projected Lineup  | Three Questions | Scouting Report

Tactical Keys

  • Defend and Counter
  • Technical on Right, Speed on Left
  • Set-play Magic
  • Use Physical Challenges on Le Toux

Player Matchups

  • Osvaldo Alonso v Justin Mapp
  • Nate Jaqua (or other big Forward) v Danny Califf
  • Jhon Kennedy Hurtado v Sebastian Le Toux

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