It's finally back. Seattle Sounders soccer starts Wednesday night with a glance at the 4-3-3 as Sigi Schmid coaches his first preseason match of 2016. The opponents is the all-too-familiar Vancouver Whitecaps. This early in the preseason and with nearly a dozen trialists attempting to make a couple roster spots, there will be three 45-minutes halves. That should go something like: Ideal XI, backups, trialists, but there may be small shifts due to positional needs.
Seattle's next game is Saturday against Portland. That match is at 5 PM Pacific and will also be live-streamed.
Keys to Game:
- Don't get hurt
- Prep for Club America, not Sporting KC
- Test the trialists
- How does the 4-3-3 work?
How to Watch
Match date/time: 4 PM Pacific on 3 February 2015
Venue: Grandstand Field, Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, Arizona
Online: FC Tucson YouTube
How I'm watching
Kit: This is our Sound hoodie
Scarf: Enemy's Goal Is Down
Where: The Bus, on my phone, hello data overages!
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