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Sounders at Chivas USA - Gamethread

Saturday night's match against a transitional Goats squad is more about self definition than reactive tactics.


With so many changes for Chivas USA (coach, international duty) the Seattle Sounders were limited in how they could prepare for the "other" LA team. They will still need to learn what system the Goats are using quickly, but success tonight will be more about how Seattle defines itself, what they do within their system that works. Chivas gives up goals and the Sounders are capable of scoring in many ways. The most important of those is to win the ball quickly or snag the second ball and get into attack immediately. Do not wait, just attack. The enemy's goal is down. Simple, fast, quick transitions lead to goals, particularly with a lineup that will feature Martins and Neagle.

TV: KONG 6/16 (Fletcher/Graham)
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Fletcher/Graham)
Spanish TV: KOMO2 (Mendez/Alcaraz)
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 99.3 FM (Aleman/Hernandez)

Referee: Ricardo Salazar - MLS Career: 166 games; FC/gm: 26.8; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 49; pens: 58
AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Jeff Hosking; 4th: Jesus Cisneros

Disabled List: SEA: Josh Ford

Suspended: SEA: Shalrie Joseph (through June 9)
Suspended Next Yellow Card: CHV: Mario de Luna ... SEA: Eddie Johnson
Suspended after two Yellow Cards: CHV: Tristan Bowen, Joaquin Velazquez, Bobby Burling

International Absences: CHV: Steve Purdy (El Salvador); Julio Morales (Mexico U-20); Marky Delgado (USA U-18) ... SEA: Brad Evans (USA), Eddie Johnson (USA)

Tactical Keys

  • Adapt to Chivas' New System Quickly
  • Rapid Transition to Attack
  • Wide Defense
  • Define Yourself

Player Matchups

  • Impossible

How We're Watching
Scarf: Nos Audietis 2012
Kit: 311/Sounders
Where I'm Watching: Berliner

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