There is hope. Under the bluest skies, surrounded by the greenest greens, the Seattle Sounders FC host Orlando City SC on national television. ESPN2 is carrying the contest between the team that redefined expansion in MLS and a side that hopes to emulate Seattle's success.
Clint Dempsey is out, but the Rave Green have new men in green ready to play, plus the return of Obafemi Martins. It's time to put the dire days behind us all. It's time for flamethrowers, haircuts and three points.
Tune in at 2 PM today on ESPN2.
Referee: Kevin Stott
MLS Career: 270 games; FC/gm: 25.5; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 66; pens: 69
AR1 (bench): Frank Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Baboucarr Jallow
Suspended next yellow: SSFC: Alonso | OCSC: Ceren, Rivas
International Absence: None
Simple Injury Report
Disabled List: SSFC: Correa, Craven, Lowe | OCSC: Molino
OCSC OUT: Donovan, Cascio, Shea, Heath, Ramos
Sounders OUT: Pappa, Dempsey, Alonso, Barrett
Keys to Game:
- Score late (OCSC gives up 18 goals in final 30)
- Score often (In 54% of matches OCSC allows 2 or more goals)
- Shadow Kaka (leads in assists, shots, shots on goal)
- Hay fe
How to Watch
Match date/time: Sunday 16 August at 2 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, Cascadia
National TV: ESPN2 (Healey, Twellman)
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Brazil: Globosat | China: LETV | Europe (excluding UK & Ireland): Eurosport | UK & Ireland: Sky Sports | Australia: BeIN Sports (AUS) | Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines: BeIN Sports (ASIA) | Taiwan: Sportcast | Singapore: Starhub
How I'm watching
Kit: You Will Hear Us
Scarf: Enemy's Goal is Down
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