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Seattle Sounders Vs. Sporting Kansas City, Matchcard: Projected Lineups, Statistics

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Seattle Sounders v Sporting KC Quick Reference Card
Seattle Sounders v Sporting KC Quick Reference Card

In case you haven't noticed, projecting the starting lineups for the Seattle Sounders this year has been ... well ... tough. Rarely has the same group of 11 been rolled out in consecutive matches, and it seems unlikely that we're going to get that this week. Against Sporting Kansas City, we're projecting Erik Friberg to start on the right with Servando Carrasco in the middle, but who knows? Friberg's health is still very much in doubt, as is Mauro Rosales' and Brad Evans'. We wouldn't be shocked if Lamar Neagle or Roger Levesque started out wide.

On defense, it's not much easier. Patrick Ianni and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado have been starting recently, but Jeff Parke could very easily be plugged in for either one of them. Tyson Wahl seems to be the starter on the left side, but seeing Leo Gonzalez out there would not be at all surprising.

SKC's lineup was provided to us by Andy Edwards of The Daily Wiz, SB Nation's Sporting KC blog. After last week's disaster, he thinks Matt Besler will get the start over Julio Cesar. He also thinks Ryan Smith is apparently fit enough to start for the first time this season.

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