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Clint Dempsey out, Herculez Gomez gets first Sounders start

With several injuries to manage Sigi Schmid turned to long-time pro and former United States National Team member Herculez Gomez for his first start with the Seattle Sounders. Clint Dempsey and Nelson Haedo Valdez both are absent from the starting lineup. Oalex Anderson earned another start.

Andreas Ivanschitz shifts back to the point of the midfield in front of Osvaldo Alonso and Cristian Roldan. Joevin Jones returns to starting at left back with the rest of the defense being the expected line and keeper.

Erik Friberg retuns to a bench that lacks attacking options. Just Aaron Kovar and Darwin Jones offer goal scoring options late in games.

Colorado is starting former Sounders Azira and Burch with Jermaine Jones as their #10. No that does not make sense.

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