The Western Conference remains bewildering as ever. The Seattle Sounders sit in second place, despite taking last weekend off. Seven points separate them both from first place and from faltering FC Dallas in the ninth and final playoff spot. Now Seattle heads to Frisco, trying to reclaim the good vibes from their first half against Portland, while a new rash of injuries will complicate the match for Dallas. Let’s look at what the Sounders did differently versus Portland, and how they might pick up some crucial points in Frisco:
Sounder Strategy: Dallas burned by injuries
The Sounders aim to take advantage of a Dallas team with a shuffled starting eleven.