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Sounders v New York Red Bulls - Gamethread

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The Sunday night 6 PM ESPN match will be a contest for first place overall, playoff seeding and another fun night at CenturyLink Field.

Bring us more joy tonight!
Bring us more joy tonight!
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Thierry Henry and Jamison Olave may not think this match matters, but it quite clearly does. So when ESPN turns the cameras on CenturyLink Field for the 2nd time in two days they will do so with a possible preview of the MLS Cup Final. Seattle Sounders FC and New York Red Bulls are clearly two of the best of the league.

Sigi Schmid will need his men to focus on the Red Bull left side. They channel their attack through that. Cahill is a pretty unique talent around MLS. Mostly used as a central mid he pops up and scores quite a bit. Having someone on him will be imperative. The crossing prowess of Rosales and Burch should be able to generate extra creativity with Olave out and Eddie Johnson playing.

6:00 PM - you and 40,000 of your friends. As a reminder, this is the wrong match for Red Bull. It doesn't give you wings. If it did Henry would be here.

TV: ESPN (Healey, Twellman, Lalas)
Radio: 97.3 KIRO FM (Fletcher/Keller)
Spanish Radio: None
Spanish TV: None

Referee: Kevin Stott - MLS Career: 241 games; FC/gm: 25.6; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 60; pens: 53
AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Younes Marrakchi

Disabled List: SEA: Josh Ford | RBNY: None

Suspended: SEA: Zach Scott
Suspended next yellow card: SEA: Leo Gonzalez, Zach Scott, Djimi Traore | RBNY: None
Suspended next two yellow cards: Osvaldo Alonso, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Adam Moffat | RBNY: Jamison Olave, Tim Cahill, Jonny Steele

International Absences: None
Absences due to Fear: Henry, Olave.

Tactical Keys

  • Right v Left
  • Track Cahill
  • Crossing
  • For Troy Wolff

Player Matchups

  • DeAndre Yedlin v Jonny Steele
  • Mauro Rosales v David Carney
  • Jhon Kennedy Huratdo v Tim Cahill
  • Eddie Johnson v Luis Robles

How We're Watching
Scarf: Enemy's Goal Is Down
Kit: You Will Hear Us
Where I'm Watching: 214

Nos Audietis In Somniis | Nos Audietis In Altum
YOU WILL HEAR US

PS - prematch I will be at Temple if you need to pick up your apparel.