Neither the Seattle Sounders nor DC United will be going into the Saturday 6PM match will have their preferred XI. DC lost DP Branko Boscovic early in the year and Chris Pontius just last week. For the Sounders Sigi Schmid isn't used to picking his first choice. With significant injuries marring most of the year, intermittent injuries popping up and the packed schedule the lineup shifts are so frequent they aren't surprising.
The Red Card to Jhon Kennedy Hurtado will force a change at centerback. At this point it is clear that Jeff Parke will and can play in nearly every single game. His companion could either go with Zach Scott or Patrick Ianni. Our guess leans towards Ianni due to his lateral speed which will be necessary against Charlie Davies. In the midfield we know that Brad Evans and Osvaldo Alonso have returned to health.
That complicates the already crowded left midfield and other central midfield projections. Lamar Neagle, Alvaro Fernandez and Evans could all start. Considering today that Sigi stated he wanted to reduce United's ability to counter-attack the thought was Evans in the middle with Neagle on the left as he's slightly fresher. None of the three would be a surprise. At this point there is no reason to not expect the small/small pairing up top with Mauro Rosales on the right.
Black & Red United provide the DC United lineup. The significant change is Santino Quaranta on the left and Dwayne De Rosario in a CAM role where he can either flash into a goalscoring role, or be the provider. If that space sounds familiar, it would be a similar thing to Montero as the treq. The main difference is that he'll have two strong goal scorers in front of him.
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