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Make six points happen, just like the six goals happened last time these met. KING5 will have the broadcast at 7:30 PM tonight. NBC Sports Net will have cut ins during their MLS Break Away show including the biggest reveal since the team joined MLS.

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The potency of the dead ball game of FC Dallas can not be denied. Seattle Sounders FC will have to overcome that. One of the unique things about Dallas is how much they play in their own third. With a poor passing and position keeper the pressure that Seattle sometimes applies up top is a must tonight. That can lead to quick goal opportunities. Pressure from Oba and EJ can change the result tonight. Blaz Perez can be dangerous, as he showed during the Gold Cup. Traore will need to lead the line.

Lastly, Dempsey and that noise does not matter from first whistle to final whistle. For the players tonight is about three points over a key Western Conference opponent.

TV: KING 5 (Fletcher/Keller) - 7:30 PM
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Fletcher/Keller)
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 99.3 FM (Aleman/Hernandez)

Referee: Edvin Jurisevic - MLS Career: 61 games; FC/gm: 22.7; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 6; pens: 8
AR1 (bench): Anthony Vasoli; AR2 (opposite): Eric Boria; 4th: Juan Guzman

Disabled List: SEA: Josh Ford, Steve Zakuani, DAL: Peter Luccin; Ugo Ihemelu

Suspended: DAL: Eric Hassli
Suspended next yellow card: SEA: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado - DAL: Je-Vaughn Watson
Suspended next two yellow cards: Eddie Johnson, Zach Scott, Djimi Traore - DAL:

International Absences: None

Tactical Keys (be yourself and have fun are assumed)

  • Set-Play Defense
  • High Pressure
  • Game is between the lines, not about a new guy

Player Matchups

  • Eddie Johnson v Raul Fernandez
  • Djimi Traore v Blas Perez
  • Obafemi Martines v Michel

How We're Watching
Scarf: Nos Audietis 2012
Kit: 2009 Rave Green
Where I'm Watching: Sec: 214, Row B/C, Seats 1,2,3