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  • July 16, 2011
  • • 4:05 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: E. Jurisevic
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Colorado Rapids

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The Rapids head north to Seattle to face the Sounders, who defeated arch-rival Portland 3-2 last weekend.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Keller; Riley, Ianni, Parke, Wahl; Fernandez, Alonso, Evans, Rosales; Montero, Levesque.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (knee MCL sprain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture);

DOUBTFUL: FW O’Brian White (L leg surgery);

PROBABLE: MF Brad Evans (hamstring strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Wynne, Moor; Larentowicz, Thompson, Smith; Folan, Casey, Cummings

INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear); DF Danny Earls (L quadriceps contusion);

PROBABLE: GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); MF Joseph Nane (R shoulder strain); MF Brian Mullan (lower back spasms); DF Anthony Wallace (R quad strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Brian Mullan will be facing the Sounders for the first time since breaking Steve Zakuani's leg in a April 22 match. Mullan was suspended ten games for the challenge.

  • The Sounders played many of their first-choice starting XI in a 3-1 U.S. Open Cup victory over the Galaxy on Wednesday.
  • Rapids forward Mac Kandji is almost ready to return to the lineup after suffering a torn ACL in November's MLS Cup. He is targeting next weekend to return to the team.
  • Seattle signed head coach Sigi Schmid to a contract extention Thursday that could keep him at the club until 2015.
  • Conor Casey scored again in last week's 2-1 win against Vancouver, and now has six goals in his last seven MLS matches.
  • Sounders forward O'Brian White was activated off the disabled list this week after missing nearly three months with a blood clot. White started the team's first seven matches.
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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

Colorado Rapids

Wins
5
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
84%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 0
Colorado Rapids RAP
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 0
Colorado Rapids RAP

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