The Seattle Sounders, yet to win in MLS in 2013, travel to Utah to face last year's playoff rival, Real Salt Lake.
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Watson-Siriboe, Palmer; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Gil, Velazquez; Saborio, Findley.||
OUT: Javier Morales (R knee menisectomy), Carlos Salcedo (concussion), Chris Wingert (R knee soreness), David Viana (R quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Khari Stephenson (L knee sprain), Rich Balchan (L groin strain)
|Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Martinez, Alonso, Rose, Zakuani; Rosales, Eddie Johnson.||
OUT: Patrick Ianni (R foot fracture), Sharlie Joseph (L calf strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Brad Evans (L calf strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- With one point from three games, Seattle has matched is poorest start to a season since joining MLS in 2009.
- Salt Lake, missing 11 players to injury and international duty, lost 2-0 to FC Dallas last week. RSL is now 0-19-3 in Texas, having never won in the state.
- This is a replay of last year's playoff matchup. Over two legs, a lone Mario Martinez goal pushed Seattle into the next round.
- The last two regular season meetings between these teams were scoreless draws.
- Yordany Álvarez is suspended for this match.