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Ivanschitz only change to Sounders starting XI for second leg

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Erik Friberg was a late scratch from the lineup due to a left calf sprain

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The Sounders have nearly the exact same starting XI for the second leg of the Western Conference finals that they had for the first leg in Seattle last Tuesday, except for Andreas Ivanschitz, who gets the start over Erik Friberg.

Apparently both Friberg and captain Brad Evans were scratched from the matchday squad due to injury.

Aaron Kovar and Tony Alfaro took the open spaces on the bench, which is otherwise the same as it was on Tuesday.

As for the Rapids, the suspended Sam Cronin has been replaced by Michael Azira, though Dillon Powers also gets the start alongside him. According to the official lineup, Jermaine Jones is now the furthest forward of the central midfielder for Colorado. Marco Pappa also makes the bench for the Rapids.