With Clint Dempsey back in Seattle, Obafemi Martins recovering from surgery, Ozzie Alonso suspended, Brad Evans with the national team, and recent goal magnet Chad Barrett all out, tonight is an intriguing and interesting lineup.
The Sounders have changed the formation up a bit going to a 4-5-1 with Neagle as the lone striker. I would expect to see Andy Rose sliding up there a lot as he has in recent games with Martins and Dempsey sliding into the midfield to pick up the ball. Marco Pappa and rookie Crisitian Roldan have been given the keys to the offense and presumably free reign to switch as often as they want.
Sliding Michael Azira in for Ozzie Alonso is a like for like switch and with Pineda should be able to clog up the KC midfield nicely.
Bench: Perkins (1), Gonzalez (12), Lowe (31), Fisher (91), Kovar (11), Thomás (18), Jones (17)— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 6, 2015
The bench has a very defensive flavor to it with the exception of Jaguar (Thomas) and Darwin Jones.
Sporting Kansas City is close to full strength in the attack with Graham Zusi starting up top and Dom Dwyer available off the bench.
Because why not, my match prediction a 2-1 win for the Sounders. Yes, that second one will come late.