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October 21, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 38755‎
33′ Brad Evans
B. Pérez 41′
60′ Brad Evans

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - FC Dallas

Seattle could do Cascadia rival Vancouver a favor by dampening Dallas's playoff bid in Sunday's match.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Christian Tiffert, Seattle Sounders FC; Zach Loyd, FC Dallas; MLS
Ronald Martinez
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Tiffert; Johnson, Montero.


OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery)

DOUBTFUL: DF Leo Gonzalez (R hamstring strain); DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (facial fracture)
FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Loyd, Pertuz, Hedges, Benitez; Rodriguez, Villar, Jacobson, Ferreira; Perez, Castillo.


OUT: DF Ugo Ihemelu (concussion symptoms)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Jackson (R quad strain); MF Brek Shea (abdominal strain); GK Chris Seitz (illness); DF George John (R ankle sprain)
  • Dallas is four points out of a playoff spot with two games remaining. Seattle has already wrapped up a postseason berth.
  • Seattle hasn't beaten FCD at home since 2009. Dallas has never beaten the Sounders at home.
  • Eddie Johnson, the United States' two-goal hero in World Cup qualifying against Antigua and Barbuda, has scored 14 goals this season. In his last year in MLS before leaving for Europe, 2007, he scored 15 goals for Kansas City.
  • Blas Perez has scored three goals in the last two games, taking his season total to eight.
  • Julian de Guzman and Zach Scott are suspended for this match.

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81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
5Adam JohanssonDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
8Christian TiffertMidfielder
17Fredy MonteroStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
-Michael SeamonMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
-Kevin HartmanGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
-H. PertúzDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
-Daniel HernándezMidfielder
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
10Ricardo VillarMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
7B. PérezStriker
40Richard SanchezGoalkeeper
-C. RodríguezDefender
16Bobby WarshawDefender
-B. LeyvaMidfielder
14James MarcelinMidfielder
19Scott SealyStriker
-Matías M. JaraStriker
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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
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4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2