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July 20, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ I. Elfath‎
Attendance:‬ 39196‎

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Colorado Rapids

Both of these teams want a win to put pressure on the teams in the Western Conference playoff spots.

By Keith Hickey

Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids, MLS
George Frey

Seattle Sounders FC (4-2-3-1): Weber; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Alonso, Joseph; Carrasco, Rosales, Neagle; Martins.


OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture), Steve Zakuani (athletic pubalgia)
QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (L quad strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Irwin; Wynne, Moor, Mera, Klute; Sturgis, Thomas; Harris, Powers, Brown; Buddle.


OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Kory Kindle (L ankle sprain), Martín Rivero (L quad strain)
  • This is the first of three meetings between these sides this season. Seattle won 1-0 away on April 20 thanks to an Obafemi Martins goal. They will meet again at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Oct. 5.

  • The Sounders have played just 17 matches so far this season, the fewest in Major League Soccer. With 21 games on the books, Colorado is tied for the most played.
  • Despite the gulf in games played, these teams are close in the Western Conference table. Colorado has 30 points, in sixth. Seattle is one place back in seventh, with 24.
  • Colorado rookie Dillon Powers leads his team in minutes played by an outfield player, and has picked up three goals and three assists along the way.
  • Seattle will be without forward Eddie Johnson, who was called up to the U.S. national team squad for the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 30, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 5, 2013 Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 20, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 20, 2013 Colorado Rapids 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 28, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 2
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33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Mauro RosalesStriker
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
-Doug HerrickGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
22Eriq ZavaletaDefender
33Dylan RemickDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
24Nathan SturgisDefender
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-G. MeraDefender
-Anthony WallaceMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
-Kevin Andrew Harbottle CarrascoStriker
9Edson BuddleStriker
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