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It's Dempsday and that means gameday. KONG 6/16 has your TV action at 4:00 PM. This gamethread should help you in the first half. At half time we'll give you another one.

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Toronto FC is a bad team. This is known, but how this poor team attacks leaves Seattle's midfield to play a higher than usual. It will be necessary for the Seattle Sounders defense to remain stout and understand where Convey is and prepare for the long balls against them. Against the poor defense of the Reds Seattle's attack should dominate. There is no need for caution. This is a segment of the match where even without Dempsey Sounders FC have a great advantage. Pummeling Bendik will lead to goals.

Anything Mr. Dempsey does today is a bonus. As a late addition there is little reason to think that he is integrated into the side. There is no reason to think he will go 90. While our expectations are high, the fact is today he's a wild card.

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

Referee: Mark Geiger - MLS Career: 112 games; FC/gm: 26.5; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 28; pens: 37
AR1 (bench): Joe Fletcher; AR2 (opposite): C.J. Morgante; 4th: Yusri Rudolf

Disabled List: SEA: Josh Ford, Steve Zakuani

Suspended: NONE
Suspended next yellow card: SEA: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Eddie Johnson, Djimi Traore - TOR: Doneil Henry, Matias Laba
Suspended next two yellow cards: SEA Zach Scott - TOR: Gale Agbossoumonde, Darren O'Dea, Darel Russell, Richard Eckersley, Reggie Lambe, Justin Braun

International Absences: None

Tactical Keys

  • Deep Lines Drawn
  • Enemy's Goal Is Down
  • Deuce is Wild

Player Matchups

  • Eddie Johnson v Gale Agbossoumonde
  • Osvaldo Alonso v Matias Laba
  • Clint Dempsey v Expectations

How We're Watching
Scarf: Nos Audietis 2012
Kit: "Founded In" T-Shirt
Where I'm Watching: World of Beer - Renton

We are preparing a second half gamethread today.