The two teams played to a nil-nil draw with stronger teams just a couple weeks ago. Now when Seattle Sounders FC and Sporting Kansas City meet both sides will be down even more talent due to international calls, surgeries, pregnancies, suspensions. Seattle is almost certainly without their three DPs, so Sigi Schmid's tactics will need to shift. That likely means that the Sounders will try to stuff the midfield and deal with pressure while hoping that a player like Lamar Neagle, Marco Pappa or Darwin Jones has a singular moment of magic.
Tune in at 5:30 PM on Joe TV.
Referee: Ismail Elfath
MLS Career: 49 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 14; pens: 12
AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Chris Strickland; 4th: Fotis Bazakos
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: SKC: Németh (Hungary); Palmer-Brown (U.S. U-20)
SSFC: Brad Evans (USA)
Simple Injury Report
Sporting OUT: Opara, Anor, Nagamura, Sinovic
Questionable: Dwyer, Peterson, Myers
Sounders OUT: Barrett
Questionable: Dempsey, Martins, Pineda
Keys to Game:
- Deal with it
- Have fun
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday 5:30 PM
Venue: Sporting Park, Kansas City
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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