The second Sounders match of the day and the second MLS match of this homestand. Sounders 2 kicked off the day beating Timbers 2 in the USOC and now it is time to pick up three points and move up in the MLS Standings. The Sounders are playing a Colorado Rapids side that have only won two matches this season and only one with Pablo Mastroeni on the touchline. Last time out the Sounders beat the Rapids 3-1 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Colorado is unbeaten in their last five (1-0-4).
ALL-TIME (16 meetings) Sounders FC 12 wins, 32 goals...Colorado 2 wins, 18 goals....2 ties
AT SEATTLE (8 meetings) Sounders FC 7 wins, 18 goals...Colorado 0 wins, 7 goals...1 tie
THIS SEASON 4/18: COL 1, SEA 3 (Torres 22 - Neagle 5, 25; Martins 73)
The match will be broadcast on JoeTV in the Seattle area.
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
MLS CAREER: 201 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 58; pens: 69
AR1 (bench): Jeff Hosking; AR2 (opposite): Kyle Atkins; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
Suspended after two yellows: Sam Cronin (COL)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: Dillon Serna, Shane O'Neill (U.S. U-23 national team)
Simple Injury Report:
Rapids OUT: Hairston, LaBrocca, Sarvas.
Sounders OUT: None
Questionable: Pineda, Martins
Keys to Game:
- Creating chances out of possession
- Don't let the Rapids out shoot us again
- Don't lose the midfield battle
How to Watch
Match date/time: Wednesday 7 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Local TV: Joe TV 10/22/110 (Fletcher, Keller)
Radio: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Online: MLS Live if outside of blackout area
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
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