The early indications are that the Seattle Sounders are at least getting close to full health. Steve Zakuani is talking about this being the start of his season, Nate Jaqua is apparently going to make his gameday roster debut and Brad Evans looks to have made it through a week of practice unscathed. As such, we're expecting a starting lineup that looks a lot like the Sounders Best XI for tonight's game against the Houston Dynamo.
Tonight's lineup should look identical to the lineup Sigi Schmid rolled out against the LA Galaxy for First Kick. The big difference being that it's unlikely for one of the starting forwards to be cut an hour before kickoff.
The projected Dynamo lineup was provided by Zach "Ginge" Woosley of Dynamo Theory. The big surprise was seeing Canadian international Andre Hainault being included since he's listed as being on international duty this week, but Woosley tells us that he's being allowed to stay with the team since Canada doesn't play until Tuesday.
Notes about the cards: As I've said previously, I'm tweaking the way I'm doing the match cards this year. In the continued evolution, I'm including more stats for the individual players. Any feedback is always appreciated. Printer friendly version: match card 325