CenturyLink Field will be rocking with ideal weather for a soccer match. Seattle Sounders FC will have two of their Designated Players back in the 18 and FC Dallas will have both of their DPs, but they will be significantly weakened with 3695 of their player-minutes absent from the Saturday night match. That's four of FCD's eleven most used players, as well as a key rotational player.
Seattle can lean on their strengths. They have two powerful monsters up top. When partnered Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins are nearly unstoppable. Lamar Neagle offers a secondary option who deserves more goals based on his performance so far this season. The likely loss of Alonso will mean that Seattle needs the midfield to defend as a pack. The backline containment wall has done its job this year, and will be likely to continue.
Tune in at 7 PM on Joe TV.
Referee: Alan Kelly
MLS Career: 22 games; FC/gm: 26.4; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 8; pens: 5
AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Kermit Quisenberry; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
Suspended: FCD: WATSON
No active players in danger of earning accumulation suspensions.
FCD: Akindele, Watson, Harris, Hernandez, Acosta
Simple Injury Report
FC Dallas OUT: None
Sounders OUT: Barrett
Questionable: Martins, Alonso
Keys to Game:
- Let the Beta Dog run
- Indominus and Tyrannosaurus Rex are mighty when paired
- Midfield must defend as pack
- Build an adequate containment facility
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday 7 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Puget Sound, Washington, Cascadia
Local TV: Joe TV 10/22/110 (Fletcher, Keller)
Regional TV: ROOT Sports in Eastern WA, OR, ID, MT, AK (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)
Spanish TV: Univision-Seattle - KUNS-TV (Mendez, Arrioja)
Also on TV in MENA (Abu Dhabi Sports), China (LETV), Europe (Eurosport)
How I'm watching
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