The Seattle Sounders are about as close to full health as we've seen all season, although they will be without Jhon Kennedy Hurtado because of last week's red card. Our projected starting lineup features only one surprise, and that's Zach Scott getting the nod over Patrick Ianni at center back.
That's in quite stark comparison to the New York Red Bulls, who will be without five regular starters. Their lineup will feature two backup center backs, as well as two midfielders pushed into duty as forwards.
As for the rest of the Sounders lineup, we're expecting to see another game with Mike Fucito and Fredy Montero up top. We're also expecting to see Erik Friberg replace Brad Evans in the middle. Even though Evans doesn't appear on the injury report, he is nursing something and would seem better off with the rest. Alvaro Fernandez has earned his starting spot back, we think, as well.
By the way, word on the street is more than 50,000 tickets have already been sold for tonight's game.
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