A week after Nelson Haedo Valdez earned his first assist on the year he starts on the bench. Replacing him in the Seattle Sounders starting XI is Andreas Ivanschitz. The Austrian joins an attacking force of Nicolas Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris.
There are no other changes. Roldan and Alonso will sit behind the attackers with Joevin Jones, Marshall, Evans (Captain) and Mears protecting Stefan Frei.
The bench is interesting. Last week Brian Schmetzer only used one sub. This week he has more attacking options as Zach Scott is the only defender on the bench. Alvaro Fernandez and Erik Friberg are midfield options. Valdez, Anderson and Gomez are choices in attack. Tyler Miller is the keeper.
The Lions will be counting on former Sounders Servando Carrasco and Nocerino to control Lodeiro and Dempsey. Good luck.