As you can see, we have not exactly been hitting it out of the ballpark with our projected starting lineups. A lot of that is out of our control as injuries and players returning from injury have made it pretty tough. Still, we soldier on and keep giving it our best shot. This week, the Seattle Sounders host Toronto FC with two big absences: Steve Zakuani and O'Brian White.
In their place, we're projecting Alvaro Fernandez and Nate Jaqua to get the starts. The other change we foresee is Jeff Parke re-entering the starting lineup for Patrick Ianni. None of these are anything close to guarantees, but it's what made the most sense to us.
You'll also notice that we moved Mauro Rosales to Zakuani's spot and put Fernandez on the right. This just made the most sense to us as Fernandez has not looked as comfortable on the left and we think Rosales could slide over to the other side pretty easily.
Our Toronto FC lineup comes to us courtesy of Waking the Red, SB Nation's TFC blog. They've got a bunch of injuries so projecting a lineup was not easy.
Programing notes: You may notice that when you click on "view full-sized image" you don't get a full-sized image. This is a bug the people at SBN are aware of and are working on. Sorry for the inconvenience. We also continued to alter the stats we're providing as people seemed to want more team stats. So we chucked the tally boxes and tried to give our readers what the wanted. Printer-friendly verstion: Sounders-TFC 0430