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Infographic: Seattle Sounders v. Real Salt Lake

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Coming off an exciting 6-0 victory against the Chicago Fire in USOC action, the Sounders return to MLS play with an away match against Real Salt Lake. Let's look at some of the players to watch and team stat comparisons ahead of Saturday.

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Can the Seattle Sounders keep its winning streak alive in a Saturday away match against Real Salt Lake? Let's take a look at some of the key RSL players and compare team stats ahead of the weekend.

Player / Injury Updates

The Sounders will be without Obafemi Martins, who accumulated two yellow cards in last week's victory against the Houston Dynamo. For RSL, Alvaro Saborio suffered a fracture in his foot and will miss the game, as will Jordan Allen and Rich Balchan.

Interesting Stats

Take a look at the percentage of Aerial Duels won by RSL. 43 percent. It is time for another #AirMarshall goal!

If we are going by the data, we need to worry a bit about the first 15 minutes of the game. The Sounders give up 29% of all goals, and RSL scores 28% of all goals, during this time frame.

I still haven't had to make any updates to the goal and assist leaders for the Sounders in over a month. I am ready to make some changes!

The Sounders have the best record on the road, at 5-3-2. RSL's home record is also quite strong at 6-1-5. Seattle has kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 8 matches against Salt Lake. Let's make that 7 tomorrow.