The key storyline in this match is not Sigi Schmid versus Brian Schmetzer. It is not the rivalry between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders. It is not even first place in the West being again within reach.
Another storyline will be the starting lineup. Does Joevin Jones start? Which of the internationals need to rest rather than play? Can Jordan Morris break his scoring slump and/or be an effective lone forward.
Those other things are important. First place is there to be re-taken. Sigi v Schmetz is a fun contest. LA sucking is awesome. But wins and losses are going to come down to the talent on the field. Seattle is the more talented team.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Brad Evans is out injured. Nouhou is suspended due to a red card.
Galaxy: Robby Rogers, Pele Van Anholt, Sebastian Lletget, and Baggio Husidic are all out injured. Neither team lists a player as questionable.
Romain Alessandrini and Jermaine Jones are a single yellow card away from accumulation suspension. Nathan Smith, Joao Pedro, and Bradley Diallo are two yellow cards away from suspension.
Drew Fischer is the center referee. Timothy Ford is the VAR.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in alto
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Run Right By Him
- Shadow Alessandrini
- Exploit lack of cohesion in midfield
- Be strong on set-piece defense
How to Watch
Match date/time: 6 PM Pacific, September 10, 2017
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, Cascadia
Online Streaming: Fox Sports Go (except where blacked out)
National TV: FS1 (Followill, Lalas, Slaton)
Local Radio: 107.7 The End (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Asia: BeIN Sports (ASIA) | Australia: BeIN Sports (AUS) | Brazil: Globosat | Europe: Eurosport | India: DSports / ATR | Latin America: FOX Latin America | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Singapore: Starhub | Sub-Saharan Africa: FOX Africa | Taiwan: Sportscast | United Kingdom: Sky Sports
SUBS:— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) September 11, 2017
How I'm watching
Outfit: Leviathan (buy this)
Where: 214, Row C
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