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CCL: Seattle Sounders v CSD Comunicaciones - Gamethread

The Seattle Sounders goal of becoming a global recognized team requires them to start making a deep run in the CONCACAF Champions League. They continue their 2011-12 CCL journey hosting CSD Comunicaciones of Guatemala in what is both their most winnable game, and the one they most need to win. The schedule is in their favor, but don't have a strong history in the tournament with a 3-6-1 record. With 10+ points being the target to advance out of the Groups, Seattle will have a few lineup tweaks. With Osvaldo Alonso out due to Yellow Card accumulation Servando Carrasco will almost certainly start. He will likely be joined by a few players returning to health (Brad Evans, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado) and a mix of regular MLS starters and regular substitute players.

Los Cremas have started their season strong and are the number two team in Guatemala's footballing history. They come in with a hot striker, as Carlos Rameriz has 6 goals in 5 games. The team is 3-1-1 in the early season but only has a +2 Goal Differential. Scoring two goals a game is a highlight muted by their 1.6 Goals Against Average. Five on the team played for the Guatemalan National Team (83rd by SPI) and Adolfo Machado played for Panama (55th) at the most recent Gold Cup.

The game is on Fox Soccer, not streaming at CONCACAF website, if you want Arlo he'll be on radio on 97.3 FM at 7PM

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Tactical Keys

  • Prepare for the Counter
  • Force Poor Decisions from Comunicaciones Defense
  • Flood Los Cremas with Shots
  • Don't Fall for Baiting Diving

Player Matchups

  • Servando Carrasco v Jairo Arreola
  • Jhon Kennedy Hurtado v Carlos Ramirez
  • Fredy Montero v Adolfo Machado


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