Though Osvaldo Alonso is not starting, the current three DPs for Seattle Sounders FC are. Nominally listed as a 4-4-2 all of Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins and Nelson Haedo Valdez are on the field. The traditional midfielders are Brad Evans, Erik Friberg and Gonzalo Pineda.
The defense is as expected with Torres and Marshall manning the middle.
Andreas Ivanschitz is on the bench.
Charlie Lyon replaces Troy Perkins in the 18.