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  • November 2, 2011
  • • 10:20 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 36021
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Real Salt Lake win Aggregate 3 - 2

MLS Playoff Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Real Salt Lake

MLS Playoff Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Real Salt Lake

George Frey

Seattle needs to win a franchise first playoff match in hefty fashion or face exiting the postseason at the first hurdle to Salt Lake.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Keller; Riley, Hurtado, Parke, Wahl; Evans, Friberg, Osvaldo, Ferandez; Montero, Fucito.

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)

DOUBTFUL: GK Josh Ford (knee pain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Mauro Rosales (MCL sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Amadou Sanyang (knee sprain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Williams, Beckerman, Morales, Johnson; Espindola, Saborio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Nelson González (R foot fracture)

DOUBTFUL: GK Kyle Reynish (R ankle bone spur); FW Cody Arnoux (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jamison Olave (R quadriceps strain); DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain)

PROBABLE: DF Tony Beltran (L adductor strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Salt Lake won the first leg 3-0, with Alvaro Saborio scoring a double and Javier Morales assisting twice. Substitute Ned Grabavoy also scored.
  • "We're lucky we didn't lose 6-0," Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. "Everybody was the wrong choice. With the exception of (goalkeeper Kasey) Keller, nobody played real well." Keller made eight saves to keep his team, nominally, in the tie.
  • The team posted a miserable 64 percent passing percentage, compared to RSL's 80 percent. The Sounders failed to put a shot on goal, and has only scored one goal in five playoff games, all losses.
  • RSL is sweating over the fitness of central defensive pair Nat Borchers and Jamison Olave, both of whom limped out of the first leg with quad strains. The pair traveled to Seattle and will be game-time decisions, with fullback Chris Wingert and option to slide into the middle if neither is cleared.
  • The teams traded 2-1 away wins in their regular season matchups. Real snapped a six-game winless run with the 3-0 victory.

Players to watch

O. Alonso

Position: Midfielder

Games: 35

  • 1
  • 7
  • 0

J. Morales

Position: Midfielder

Games: 32

  • 9
  • 6
  • 0

Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

Real Salt Lake

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
48%
18%
34%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL

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