If there was ever to a match to take a guest to, this would be it. Due to the Away Goal tie-breaker, the better team being down a man, and a couple of San Francisco FC's players not making the trip due to visa issues this should be a run and gun soccer festival. Seattle must win be two goals, while to avoid overtime SFFC wants a single goal (overtime can only happen with a 1-nil Seattle Sounders regulation lead).
With this in mind I expect Sigi Schmid's side to be in the full on attack and stocked with first team talents. From day one the team has emphasized their desire to play in the Club World Cup, and this is the way to get there. Yes, that will leave them open to the counter. Yes, that is a defensive weakness. But Seattle must get at least two tonight. In light of the way these matches are called early success on a free kick would be pure gold for the Rave Green. With the Panamanian side having just undergone the long flight, maybe it is time for them to show some effect of being tired.
The game is Fox Soccer and 97.3FM if you want to hear Arlo White on the call at 7:00 PM Pacific
- Rapid Transitions To Attack
- Free Kick Success
- Defensive Communication
- Wear Them Down With Early Subs
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