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Jordan Morris replaces Nelson Valdez in starting lineup

Without Nelson Haedo Valdez the Seattle Sounders will turn to Jordan Morris as the starter at center forward. The rest of the attack is similar to the win over the Impact. Andreas Ivanschitz and Aaron Kovar are the wingers with Clint Dempsey back as a goal-scoring center mid.

The rest of the midfield and defense is as expected with Joevin Jones again starting after getting a bit of rest in the win.

That attack will mean that the Sounders need to use fewer crosses and more ball-on-ground play. It also puts three strong free kick takers on the field.

The bench has some firepower with Herculez Gomez and Oalex Anderson available.

Beyond the two forwards that's a conservative bench that will be better holding a lead rather than coming from behind.

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