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  • October 8, 2011
  • • 10:05 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Philadelphia Union

Otto Greule Jr

The Sounders host Philadelphia, having just won their third straight U.S. Open Cup crown and with the Supporters' Shield still on the line.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Keller; Riley, Hurtado, Parke, Gonzalez; Fernandez, Evans, Alonso, Neagle; Fucito, Levesque.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Terry Boss (concussion); MF Michael Seamon (lateral ankle tendon); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture); FW O’Brian White (leg surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Mauro Rosales (R knee MCL sprain); DF James Riley (concussion)
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Mondragon; Williams, Valdes, Califf, Farfan; Farfan, Okugo, Carroll, Mapp; Paunovic, Le Toux.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Faryd Mondragon (R finger fracture); GK Thorne Holder (concussion); FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain)

QUESTIONABLE: GK Zac MacMath (L ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: FW Danny Mwanga (R hip strain); FW Veljko Paunovic (L calf strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • The Sounders are coming off a pair of wins: a 2-1 triumph at New England last weekend, and a 2-0 win against Chicago Tuesday to claim their third straight U.S. Open Cup title.

  • Juan Pablo Angel scored a late equalizer for Chivas USA last weekend, as the Union had to settle for a 1-1 road draw.
  • Seattle has become the first MLS team to reach the playoffs in each of its first three seasons in the league.
  • Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon returned to training on Wednesday, and is expected to travel to Seattle after missing six games with a broken finger.
  • The Sounders are still barely alive in the Supporters' Shield race, and a win in this one would see them pull to within four points of the LA Galaxy with two matches left.
  • Fredy Montero will not play in this game due to yellow card accumulation.

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Available Squads
1Kasey KellerGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
2Tyson WahlDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
17Erik FribergMidfielder
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
11Pat NoonanMidfielder
29Josh FordGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
20Á. FernándezDefender
-Roger LevesqueStriker
-Nate JaquaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
22Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
-Dan CaliffDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
21Justin MappMidfielder
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
-Veljko PaunovicStriker
-C. HarrisonGoalkeeper
15Stefani MiglioranziMidfielder
20Roger TorresMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
55Danny MwangaStriker
9Jack McInerneyStriker
-Kyle NakazawaMidfielder

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