In what will likely play as a 4-4-2 with Cristian Roldan and Erik Friberg as the central midfielders the Seattle Sounders start a forward pairing of Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris. This is as close to an Ideal XI as Sigi Schmid has at this time. Morris and Dempsey should be able to thrive against a weakened Sporting Kansas City backline.
The main questions revolve around right back and right midfield. Today's selections are Herculez Gomez, the former KC player, and Tyron Mears. Their competitors for playing time (Fisher, Valdez) are both on the bench.
And the finest of benches: Miller, Alfaro, Scott, Fisher, Farfan, Anderson, Valdez— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) July 24, 2016
Seattle will be able to count on its core CBs with both Chad Marshall and Brad Evans starting.
The @SoundersFC Starting XI presented by @Delta.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) July 24, 2016
The field is not in good condition.
Getting ready for today's game @SportingKC ,field has seen better days. #soundersfc pic.twitter.com/0eILAwYOJC— Chris Henderson (@19Hendy19) July 24, 2016
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