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Sounders at FC Dallas - Gamethread

Another chance on national television (NBC, 11:30 AM) for Seattle to define its season. Or maybe at this point it is time to redefine the season. All it takes is winning against the 4th worst team in the league, a team that once lead the Shield race.

Tom Pennington

This match is about self definition. It is not about FC Dallas and what they are doing. It is not about the weakened lineup that Sigi Schmid will again be using. It is about having the initiative and doing something with it. There will still be several talented players on the field for Seattle Sounders FC. If they play at their ability and the supporting cast plays to the strengths of their leaders the game should be in Seattle's favor. If not, the depression of Sounders fans will match our region's status in conventional wisdom.

TV: NBC (Strong/Earle)
Radio: 97.3 KIRO FM Seattle/SiriusXM FC (Fletcher/Keller)
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 99.3 FM (Aleman/Hernandez)

Referee: Ismail Elfath - MLS Career: 22 games; FC/gm: 24.3; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 6; pens: 7
AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Eric Proctor; 4th: Sorin Stoica

Disabled List: SEA: Josh Ford | FCD: DAL: Eric Hassli; Ugo Ihemelu (season-ending injury)

Suspended: SEA: Osvaldo Alonso
Suspended next yellow card: SEA: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Adam Moffat, Djimi Traore | FCD: David Ferreira, Jair Benitez, Jackson, Fabian Castillo, Blas Perez
Suspended next two yellow cards: SEA Leo Gonzalez, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans| FCD: George John, Je-Vaughn Watson

International Absences: none

Tactical Keys

  • Define yourself
  • Set-play Defense
  • Low Crosses

Player Matchups

  • Clint Dempsey v Expectations
  • Djimi Traore Patrick Ianni v Kenny Cooper
  • Marc Burch v Zach Loyd

How We're Watching
Scarf: 2011 You Will Hear Us
Kit: Fisherman's Shawl
Where I'm Watching: Home or WoB-Renton

Nos Audietis In Somniis | Nos Audietis In Altum

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