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  • July 20, 2013
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - Colorado Rapids

George Frey

Both of these teams want a win to put pressure on the teams in the Western Conference playoff spots.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Seattle Sounders FC (4-2-3-1): Weber; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Alonso, Joseph; Carrasco, Rosales, Neagle; Martins.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture), Steve Zakuani (athletic pubalgia)
 
QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (L quad strain)

Colorado Rapids (4-2-3-1): Irwin; Wynne, Moor, Mera, Klute; Sturgis, Thomas; Harris, Powers, Brown; Buddle.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Kory Kindle (L ankle sprain), Martín Rivero (L quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the first of three meetings between these sides this season. Seattle won 1-0 away on April 20 thanks to an Obafemi Martins goal. They will meet again at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Oct. 5.

  • The Sounders have played just 17 matches so far this season, the fewest in Major League Soccer. With 21 games on the books, Colorado is tied for the most played.
  • Despite the gulf in games played, these teams are close in the Western Conference table. Colorado has 30 points, in sixth. Seattle is one place back in seventh, with 24.
  • Colorado rookie Dillon Powers leads his team in minutes played by an outfield player, and has picked up three goals and three assists along the way.
  • Seattle will be without forward Eddie Johnson, who was called up to the U.S. national team squad for the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

Colorado Rapids

Wins
4
0
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
73%
27%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
0 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 1
Colorado Rapids RAP

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