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Seattle Sounders Vs. Colorado Rapids, MatchCard: Projected Lineups, Statistics

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The Seattle Sounders will play their third competitive match in seven days on Saturday, meaning there will likely be some tweaks in the starting lineup. We initially expected this would be a game that Fredy Montero would possibly start on the bench, but came around to believe that he's just too hot to sit. There's also a good chance that Brad Evans gets back into the starting lineup, but we're thinking that Sigi Schmid will stay with the guys who have been playing so well -- Erik Friberg and Lamar Neagle. It also seems like Sigi like Roger Levesque starting alongside Montero, at least for now.

The rest of the lineup should be less controversial as we project Mauro Rosales to start on the right, Osvaldo Alonso once again patrolling the middle and a backline that looks pretty much how it has in recent weeks with the exception of Patrick Ianni stepping in for the dinged up Jhon Kennedy Hurtado.

The Colorado Rapids lineup was provided by Burgundy Wave. There are several changes from last week, but that's mainly because players are returning to health. None of these moves seemed particularly shocking and is probably about as close to their first-choice lineup as we've seen in some time.

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