Sigi Schmid will need to continue his squad rotation with this being the middle match of five in fifteen days with a trip to Honduras in the middle of next week. Real Salt Lake is not currently a potent side, so an A- squad should be enough to scrape a point or three even on the road.
Seattle Sounders will look to DP forward tandem Obafemi Martins and Nelson Haedo Valdez to pick up where they left off, scoring goals. The spine will almost certainly continue to be Evans and Friberg with Marshall and Torres behind them.
Tune in at 7 PM today on Q13 FOX.
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
MLS Career: 102 games; FC/gm: 27.6; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 14; pens: 19
AR1 (bench): Adam Garner; AR2 (opposite): Mike Rottersman; 4th: Younes Marrakchi
Suspended next yellow: SSFC: Alonso | RSL: Mulholland
International Absence: None
Simple Injury Report
Disabled List: SSFC: Correa, Craven, Lowe | RSL: None
RSL OUT: Schuler
Sounders OUT: Barrett, Dempsey, Alonso
Questionable: Gonzalez, Pappa
Keys to Game:
- Stay Alert (RSL has given up 9 goals on rebounds or PKs)
- Dominate the Air (RSL is a negative six on corners)
- Be wary of fouls in dangerous areas (Javier Morales is still potent)
- Live the final moments (RSL is negative eight in last 15 minutes)
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday 22 August at 7 PM
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
Local TV: Q13 FOX (Fletch, Keller)
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Online: MLS Live
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Brazil: Globosat | China: LETV | Europe (excluding UK & Ireland): Eurosport | Australia: BeIN Sports (AUS) | Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines: BeIN Sports (ASIA)
How I'm watching
Kit: You Will Hear Us
Scarf: Enemy's Goal is Down
Where: Berliner Pub, Renton
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