This two-leg aggregate goal series starts with Seattle Sounders FC playing their first competitive match of 2016. Club America is already seven games into their season. If Sigi Schmid is going to take his side on a CCL run he will have to get a result tonight and steal something a week later when they visit Azteca.
Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and Nelson Haedo Valdez will feature in a three-forward set as Obafemi Martins is no longer with the team. Andreas Ivanschitz will drift underneath them in a free role. How the two deeper central mids behave will be a key to stopping the impressive Club America counter-attack. Erik Friberg and Osvaldo Alonso will be tested by two of CONCACAF's best forwards. Brad Evans and Chad Marshall will need to stop Peralta and Quintero when they do see the ball.
Keys to Game:
- Alonso's ability to defend the counter
- Dempsey-Valdez-Morris dynamic
- Joevin Jones' ability to play both ways
- Evans-Marshall controlling Quintero-Peralta
How to Watch
Match date/time: 7 PM Pacific on 23 February 2016
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, Cascadia
National TV: FoxSports 1 (Strong, Lalas)
National Spanish TV: UDN (Martinez, Pineda, Romero)
Local Radio: 97.3 FM (Johnson, Webber)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
How I'm watching
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