Poised to return to the Western Conference Finals for a third time in four years, the Seattle Sounders will need to take advantage of their goal advantage from the first leg of this aggregate score two-leg series. FC Dallas did get an away goal, so if they win 1-0 they advance. The nature of the away goal tiebreaker means that if Seattle scores two or more goals and loses by one they advance. Extra time can be reached with a 2-1 FCD win. The less complicated scenarios are that if there is a Sounders win or draw they get to take on a Cascadian opponent. If Dallas wins by two or more goals they move on.
With both sides having strong desires for multiple goals, the match should play wide open with a lot of action from the first whistle. The gamestate will dictate pace as the clock counts up.
Tune in at 4:30 PM today on Fox Sports 1.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
AR1 (bench): Greg Barkey; AR2 (opposite): Mike Rottersman; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic
Suspended next yellow card: Frei
International Absence: None
Simple Injury Report
Disabled List: SSFC: Correa, Craven, Torres | FCD: None
FCD OUT: Escobar
Questionable: Soumare, Acosta
Sounders OUT: None
Questionable: Alonso, Evans, Gonzalez
Keys to Game:
- Keep Diaz from threatening via the pass
- Unleash Oba
- Pounce early to force open play
- Control the wide game
How to Watch
Match date/time: 4:30 PM Sunday, 8 November 2015
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Republic of Texas
National TV: FS1 (Strong, Lalas, Stewart-Binks)
Radio: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Online: Fox Sports 2 Go
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
How I'm watching
Kit: This is our Sound hoodie
Scarf: Nos Audietis ascot
Where: Walla Walla's finest sports bar
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