The same five-man midfield that beat FC Dallas 3-0 in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals will attempt to do something similar against the Colorado Rapids. In fact, the only change from that lineup is the return of Roman Torres to center back. Torres missed both legs of the conference finals.
Aside from Torres, the most notable part of the lineup is probably Jordan Morris, who had to leave the second leg of the conference semifinals at halftime with a hamstring injury.
Here we go! Check out tonight's #Sounders Starting XI, brought to you by @Delta: https://t.co/UVDJVGw3nv #ThisMoment pic.twitter.com/HFodiIxCIL— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) November 23, 2016
There had been some thought that one of Brad Evans, Andreas Ivanschitz or Alvaro Fernandez would get the start. Instead, all three veteran midfielders will be available off the bench. They’ll be joined Zach Scott, Oniel Fisher, Herculez Gomez and Tyler Miller.
On the Rapids’ side, the most notable part of the lineup is Shkelzen Gashi, who was dealing with a seemingly serious ankle injury.
Bench: Azira, Berner, Burling, Hairston, Pappa, Powers, Williams. pic.twitter.com/YXNFnwZHWb— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) November 23, 2016