Winless in seven, Seattle will try to reverse its fortunes against New England, which has made Gillette a tough place to visit.
|New England Revolution (4-4-2): Reis; Barnes, McCarthy, Soares, Tierney; Cardenas, Joseph, Feilhaber, Nguyen; Moreno, Sene.
OUT: DF Kevin Alston (L hamstring tightness); FW Zak Boggs (R ankle sprain); FW Jose Moreno (L ankle sprain); GK Tim Murray (L knee menisectomy); FW Bjorn Runstrom (R knee inflammation); FW Jeremiah White (R ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: MF Shalrie Joseph (R adductor strain)
|Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Weber; Scott, Ianni, Hurtado, Burch; Evans, Alonso, Rosales, Fernandez; Johnson, Ochoa.
OUT: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Leo Gonzalez (L quad strain); DF Adam Johansson (R hamstring strain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); DF Jeff Parke (dizziness)
PROBABLE: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Seattle will have to make do without the services of forward Freddy Montero, who is suspended for this match.
- At 7-0-0, Seattle Sounders FC has not dropped a single point when striking first this season. The same occurrence has not meant as much for the Revolution, who hold a 3-2-1 record when scoring the opening goal.
- Sounders FC won both meetings between these clubs last season, but the Revs have been undefeated at Gillette Stadium since April 14.
- New England has done well against Cascadia teams this season. The Revs defeated Portland and Vancouver 1-0 and 4-1, respectively.
- Cuban-born Sounders FC midfielder Osvaldo Alonso returned to the Seattle lineup on June 20, for the first time ever as a U.S. citizen.