With a win both teams could think that there is reason for hope in seasons that are disappointing. For Seattle they would not yet be above the red line. If Sporting wins they bump Portland out of the playoff picture. Each team needs to improve on their poor records to start the season.
If the wet bulb globe temperature is above 82 degrees during pregame warmups roughly 30 minutes into each half there will be a short water break. Play will stop for a couple of minutes.
Robert Sibiga is the center ref for the game in only his thirteenth MLS match. Roman Torres remains on the DL for the Sounders. Osvaldo Alonso is suspended. Matt Besler, Brad Davis and Justin Mapp are all out injured for Sporting Kansas City. Jimmy Medranda will be suspended with his next yellow card.
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Keys to Game:
- Morris v the replacement defenders
- Limit crosses
- Tactically foul on counters
- Bump Dwyer
How to Watch
Match date/time: Noon, July 24th, 2016
Venue: Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kansas
National TV: ESPN (Yardley, Keller)
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Johnson, Zakuani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Africa: FOX Africa | Australia: BeIn Sports (AUS) | Europe: Eurosport | Middle East: Abu Dhabi Sports | United Kingdom: Sky Sports
How I'm watching
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