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May 5, 2012 4:40 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ R. Salazar‎
Attendance:‬ 38399‎

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Philadelphia Union

The Union looks to get another result out west after a disappointing home loss to San Jose, while Seattle could extend its winning streak to four.

By Keith Hickey

Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Meredith; Scott, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Estrada; Montero, Johnson.


OUT: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); GK Andrew Weber (L ankle sprain); DF Michael Tetteh (L hamstring strain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear)

DOUBTFUL: MF Alvaro Fernandez (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Patrick Ianni (lower back pain)

PROBABLE: MF Mauro Rosales (R foot contusion)
Philadelphia Union (4-5-1): MacMath; Gaddis, Califf, Valdes, Williams; M. Farfan, Gonzalez, Okugo, Daniel, Adu; Pajoy.


OUT: MF Roger Torres (L knee surgery recovery); FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion)

DOUBTFUL: DF Gabriel Farfan (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Brian Carroll (R hamstring strain)
  • Seattle's record of three goals allowed is tied (with Kansas City) for fewest allowed in MLS.
  • The Sounders haven't recorded a win against Philadelphia since the Union's first-ever game in 2010. Since then, Philly has beaten the Sounders twice and drawn once, when Seattle escaped PPL Park with a last-minute equalizer.
  • Union defender Gabriel Farfan will be suspended for this game. Midfeider Keon Daniel returns from his suspension.
  • The last time Philadelphia scored more than one goal in an MLS game was in a 2-0 win against Seattle on Oct. 8, 2011.
  • Until Steven Lenhart's opener last week, the Union had not allowed a goal in 410 minutes of play.

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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
5Adam JohanssonDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
5Andy RoseMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Mauro RosalesStriker
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
22Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
-G. GómezMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
26Keon DanielMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
16Kai HerdlingStriker
-L. PajoyStriker
-C. HarrisonGoalkeeper
-P. LópezDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
55Danny MwangaStriker
17 Josué MartínezStriker
23Cristhian HernandezStriker
Players to Watch
Osvaldo Alonso
Osvaldo Alonso
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
7 0 3 0
G. Gómez
G. Gómez
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Sporting KC
4 1