If the Seattle Sounders have any hopes of advancing to the CONCACAF Champions League knockout stage, beating Comunicaciones at home is an absolute must. If the Sounders are serious about doing that, it stands to reason they will put out pretty close to a first-choice lineup.
There will be at least one player missing, though, as Osvaldo Alonso will have to sit out with yellow-card accumulation. That would seem to point to Servando Carrasco getting the start, although Brad Evans alongside Erik Friberg is a definite possibility. We're also feeling pretty good about Mike Fucito getting the nod (where have you heard that before?). The only other surprise in our lineup is Patrick Ianni over Jeff Parke, which is just a gut feeling.
Predicting a lineup for Comunicaciones was pretty tough, as there is very little known about them. We turned to Jason Anderson (aka @ChestRockwell14) of Black and Red United. Among the notable players on their roster is Fredy Thompson (81 caps for Guatemala), Tránsito Montepeque (three international goals in 10 appearances) and Jairo Arreola (two caps). He says they play a 3-5-2/5-3-2 hybrid that employs the use of wingbacks. They have also scored 12 goals in six league games this season. Could be interesting.