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July 7, 2012 11:20 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 39060‎

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Colorado Rapids

Winless in nine, Seattle limps into this game with Colorado looking to close the gap in the table between the two sides.

By Keith Hickey


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


OUT: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)

DOUBTFUL: GK Andrew Weber (groin strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Adam Johansson (R hamstring strain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture)

PROBABLE: DF Jeff Parke (dizziness)

Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Freeman, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Mullan, Larentowicz, Rivero, Castrillon; Cummings, Casey.


OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)

PROBABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); FW Conor Casey (R hamstring strain); FW Omar Cummings (L ankle sprain)
  • Since joining the league in 2009, Seattle has gone 5-1-1 against Colorado. Defender Zach Scott was the lone goalscorer in this year’s first meeting, a 1-0 victory for the Rave Green.

  • The Sounders are winless in their last nine MLS matches, a run stretching back to May 9, when they defeated FC Dallas 2-0.
  • For the Colorado Rapids, starting on June 30, 12 of their 13 opponents are Western Conference foes.
  • This will be Colorado's first away game since June 16. Since then, the Rapids played three consecutive games at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, posting a 1-2-0 record in that home stand.
  • The Sounders have won the last four meetings between the clubs. Colorado’s only victory in seven all-time league meetings came May 29, 2010 at home.

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Available Squads
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
2Jeff ParkeDefender
6Patrick IanniDefender
5Adam JohanssonDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
5Andy RoseMidfielder
20Á. FernándezDefender
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
29Josh FordGoalkeeper
20Zach ScottDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
Players to Watch
Osvaldo Alonso
Osvaldo Alonso
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
7 0 3 0
Jeff Larentowicz
Jeff Larentowicz
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
6 2 0 0
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E. Torres E. Torres
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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
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4 1