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April 13, 2013 4:10 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 38323‎

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - New England Revolution

Two of the worst offenses in Major League Soccer meet, with each side desperate for goals and points.

By Keith Hickey

Benny Feilhaber, New England Revolution; Andy Rose, Seattle Sounders FC; MLS
Jim Rogash
Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Traore, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Joseph, Zakuani; Ochoa, Johnson.


OUT: Patrick Ianni (R foot fracture)
New England Revolution (4-4-1-1): Reis; Farrell, Soares, Goncalves, Tierney; Nguyen, Cisse, Simms, Smith; Toja; Bengtson.


OUT: Saer Sene (L ACL tear) 

QUESTIONABLE: Matt Reis (L knee inflamation), Kelyn Rowe (R hamstring tightness/L knee irritation), Juan Toja (L knee irritation)
  • Seattle was knocked out of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Santos Laguna.
  • The Sounders are currently last in the Western Conference and MLS overall, with just one point from four matches. The Revolution occupy the equivalent spot in the East, though in a tie.
  • New England has scored just one goal in four games this season, the lowest total in Major League Soccer. Seattle is tied for the second-lowest total, netting just twice. The figures for quality attempts by these two sides are similar to those for goals. New England's 32 shots and 10 shots on goal are the lowest totals in MLS, and Seattle's 14 shots on goal is tied for second-lowest.
  • New England defender Kevin Alston went on an indefinite leave of absence earlier this week. The fullback was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
  • These teams met just once last year, splitting the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Gillette Stadium on June 30.

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81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Mauro RosalesStriker
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
20Zach ScottDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
5Andy RoseMidfielder
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker
-Philip LundStriker
22Bobby ShuttleworthGoalkeeper
2Andrew FarrellDefender
5AJ SoaresDefender
23José GonçalvesDefender
4Kalifa CisséMidfielder
8Juan Carlos TojaMidfielder
8Chris TierneyDefender
11Kelyn RoweMidfielder
-Clyde SimmsMidfielder
24Lee NguyenMidfielder
27J. BengtsonStriker
1Matt ReisGoalkeeper
-Luis SoffnerGoalkeeper
15Stephen McCarthyMidfielder
25Darrius BarnesDefender
12Andy DormanMidfielder
33Donald SmithMidfielder
14Diego FagundezStriker
39Saer SeneStriker
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
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5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2