After a week off, Seattle travels to Chicago to take on the Fire, who have never beaten the Sounders in MLS play.
|Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Johnson; Gargan, Anibaba, Friedrich, Segares; Pause, Pardo, Grazzini, Pappa; Nyarko, Oduro.
OUT: MF Steven Kinney (R posterior tibialis tendinitis); DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus tear)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Rolfe (L ankle sprain)
|Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Parke, Ianni, Gonzalez; Caskey, 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)
PROBABLE: DF Adam Johansson (L hamstring strain); MF Mauro Rosales (R knee sprain); MF Brad Evans (R hamstring strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Chicago has never beaten Seattle in MLS action. The Sounders have drawn three and won three of the six league meetings. Additionally, Seattle beat the Fire in last year's U.S. Open Cup final.
- Seattle, with 10 points from five games, is fifth in the Western Conference. Chicago, with eight points from five games, is fourth in the East.
- A year on from breaking his leg, Steve Zakuani suffered a setback, missing out on a reserve match against Chivas USA. He is still recovering from a tackle by the Colorado Rapids' Brian Mullan.
- As Zakuani rehabbed, Seattle played Colorado, winning 1-0 at home. Zach Scott scored his first ever goal for the club.
- The Fire also won by a one-goal margin, beating Toronto FC 3-2. Dominic Oduro's goal 25 seconds into the match set a Chicago record and is tied for fifth-quickest in MLS history.