For the second week in a row the Sounders will take their new star on the road, with this trip carrying Clint Dempsey close to home.
|Houston Dynamo (4-4-2): Hall; Sarkodie, Boswell, Taylor, Ashe; Davis, Clark, Moffat, Boniek Garcia; Barnes, Bruin.
OUT: Omar Cummings (L knee MCL sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Calen Carr (L knee), Brian Ching (L adductor strain), Andrew Driver (R Achilles tendonitis), Alex Dixon (L hamstring strain)
|Seattle (4-4-2): Hahnemann; Yedlin, Ianni, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Neagle; Martins, Dempsey.
OUT: Alex Caskey (R ankle impingement), Josh Ford (R patella fracture), Phillip Lund (R plantar fasciitis), Steve Zakuani (athletic pubalgia)
QUESTIONABLE: Obafemi Martins (ankle)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Clint Dempsey's second game with the Seattle Sounders will be a return home of sorts, with the USA captain having grown up in Nacogdoches, a small town north of Houston.
- Houston comes into the match on the back of a loss to Real Salt Lake, with that result leaving the club in the final playoff spot in the East.
- Two Seattle players took part in the USA's win over Bosnia on Wednesday, with Eddie Johnson - who is suspended for the game against Houston - opening the scoring for the USA. Brad Evans also played in the match.
- Saturday's match will be Seattle's first at BBVA Compass Stadium.
- Prior to the loss to RSL, Houston was on a four-match winning run in MLS play.