Between injury and international call the Toronto FC offense is broken. They lack MVP leader Giovinco and secondary scorer Jozy Altidore. Instead they have the US backup forwards from 2010 - Robbie Findley and Herculez Gomez. Midfielder Michael Bradley, like Clint Dempsey, is supposed to be leaving to join the United States after the match. That will solidify their center, but it is still weak without Collen Warner (suspension).
Playing at home with the Hydra on the mend should put Seattle Sounders FC as huge favorites. Even missing Torres and Pappa off with their national teams, Seattle's woes are nearly over. Crushing an Eastern Conference favorite should be a clear signal that Sounders FC is back.
Tune in at 7 PM today on JOETv.
Referee: Ted Unkel
MLS Career: 28 games; FC/gm: 26.1; Y/gm: 4.1; R: 9; pens: 15
AR1 (bench): Jonathan Johnson; AR2 (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Tyler Ploeger
Suspended: TFC: Warner
Suspended next yellow: SSFC: Alonso, Rose | TFC: Hagglund
International Absence: SSFC: Torres, Pappa, Mansaray | TFC: Altidore
Simple Injury Report
Disabled List: SSFC: Correa, Craven, Lowe | TFC: Bloom
TFC OUT: Hagglund, Cheyrou, Giovinco, Lovitz
Questionable: Perquis, Jackson
Sounders OUT: None
Questionable: Gonzalez, Dempsey, Ivanschitz
Keys to Game:
- Track Bradley
- Hail the return of the Hydra
- Fullback v Fullback - both sides will get width from the back
- Help Scott
- It's just Herc and Findley. That's not an offense.
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday 5 September at 7 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, Cascadia
Local TV: JOETv (Fletcher, Zakuani)
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Zakuani)
Online: MLS Live
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Spanish TV: KUNS Univision-Seattle (Mendez, Arrioja, Alcala)
Canadian TV: TSN2
Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Brazil: Globosat | China: LETV | Europe (excluding UK & Ireland): Eurosport | Latin America: Gol TV | Dohar, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines: BeIN Sports (ASIA / AUS) | Taiwan: Sportcast
How I'm watching
Kit: This is our Sound hoodie
Scarf: Enemy's Goal is Down
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