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Wednesday's 7 PM match is on KONG 6/16 featuring a better than they were Chivas USA squad.

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Sounders FC look to continue their ten match unbeaten streak at home (also ten unbeaten against Chivas USA) while on short rest. Seattle's central midfield pairing will need to communicate about who goes forward when and how in order to deal with the likely 4-1-4-1 of Chivas USA. The Yedlin/Rosales axis should be able to have their way along the right. Lastly, an early lead will mean more tonight than most (even with that impressive unbeaten run) as Seattle will need to rest some of their key players if possible.

TV: KONG 6/16 (Fletcher/Keller)
Radio: 97.3 KIRO FM
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 99.3 FM (Aleman/Hernandez)
Spanish TV: No

Referee: Mark Geiger - MLS Career: 114 games; FC/gm: 26.5; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 28; pens: 37
AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Marco Arruda; 4th: Younes Marrakchi

Disabled List: SEA: Josh Ford, Steve Zakuani | CHV: Daniel Antuñez

Suspended: SEA: Leo Gonzalez
Suspended next yellow card: SEA: Djimi Traore | CHV: Carlos Borja
Suspended next two yellow cards: SEA: Zach Scott, Leo Gonzalez, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado | CHV: Mario de Luna, Bobby Burling, Carlos Alvarez, Gabriel Farfan, Tristan Bowen

International Absences: Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson (USA)

Tactical Keys (be yourself and have fun are assumed)

  • Balanced Central Midfield
  • Use Creative Advantage On Right Side
  • Early Lead to Rest Stars

Player Matchups

  • Obafemi Martins v Carlos Bocanegra
  • Mauro Rosales v Jorge Villafana
  • Djimi Traore v Erick Torres

How We're Watching
Scarf: None
Kit: Black Polo
Where I'm Watching: Press Box

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