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  • April 14, 2012
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Colorado Rapids

Two MLS heavyweights jockey for position in a crowded Western Conference when the Rapids visit Seattle.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Ianni, Parke, Gonzalez; Levesque, Evans, Alonso, Fernandez; Montero, Estrada.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); DF Michael Tetteh (L hamstring strain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); FW Babayele Sodade (R ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Adam Johansson (L hamstring strain); MF Mauro Rosales (R knee sprain)

PROBABLE: DF Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (pelvic sprain)
Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Marshall, Zapata; Larentowicz, Moor; Mullan, Rivero, Castrillon; Cummings.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear); DF Eddie Ababio (concussion)

PROBABLE: MF Ross LaBauex (sports hernia)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Seattle forward David Estrada's four goals is the second-best tally in the Western Conference. Coming into 2012, he had played six MLS games without scoring.
  • Colorado is coming off a 2-0 loss in the Rocky Mountain Cup to rival Real Salt Lake. Colorado hasn't won the Rocky Mountain Cup since 2006.
  • Seattle attacker Fredy Montero has four goals and five assists in six games against Colorado, his highest output against a single MLS club.
  • Sounders FC have won the last three meetings between the clubs. Colorado's only victory in six matches came on May 29, 2010.
  • Seattle will be playing at home for the fourth time in five games.

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Last Five Matches
Odds
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Available Squads
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
-Christian SivebaekDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
5Andy RoseMidfielder
-Roger LevesqueStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
5Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
-Joseph NaneMidfielder
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker
Players to Watch
Osvaldo Alonso
Osvaldo Alonso
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 6
Games Goals YC RC
23 0 7 0
Omar Cummings
Omar Cummings
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 7
Games Goals YC RC
17 1 0 0
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