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
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)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
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.
Top 3 Predictions
Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 27.27 %
Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 Colorado Rapids
- 18.18 %
Seattle Sounders FC 0-1 Colorado Rapids
- 18.18 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 20, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 20, 2013||Colorado Rapids 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 28, 2012||Colorado Rapids 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 2|
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|34||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
|-||Kevin Andrew Harbottle Carrasco||Striker|