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  • May 12, 2012
  • • 10:05 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 39312

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Real Salt Lake

The last time RSL rolled into Seattle it won 3-2 on aggregate in the playoffs, but will likely face sterner opposition this time, with the Sounders on a five-game winning streak.

Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Meredith; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Evans, Estrada; Montero, Johnson.


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

DOUBTFUL: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Reynish; Beltran, Olave, Borchers, Wingert; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola.


OUT: GK Nick Rimando (R shoulder impingement)

DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain)
  • Neither of these sides has had time for rest this week, with stretched and reserve-laden lineups playing midweek matches. Real Salt Lake ground out a 0-0 draw at the Chicago Fire and Fredy Montero came off the bench to score twice in a 2-0 win over FC Dallas.
  • Wednesday's results saw Seattle (22) pull to within one point of RSL (23) atop the Western Conference standings. The Lakers (12) have played three more games than the Sounders (nine).
  • The last time RSL visited the Emerald City it posted a 3-2 aggregate playoff win.
  • Fredy Montero leads MLS with 46 shots attempted. The goals have only come recently, however. He has three goals and an assist in the last three games.
  • Both teams will likely feature backup goalkeepers. Bryan Meredith has posted two shutouts in his first two professional starts, and Kyle Reynish kept a clean sheet midweek against Chicago.


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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
5Adam JohanssonDefender
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
5Andy RoseMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
17Fredy MonteroStriker
33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
20Á. FernándezDefender
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
-Andrew DuranMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
-Roger LevesqueStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
28Chris SchulerDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
21Terukazu TanakaDefender
-Emiliano Nicolas BonfigliStriker
Players to Watch
Fredy Montero
Fredy Montero
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 17
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
Kyle Beckerman
Kyle Beckerman
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 5
Games Goals YC RC
22 2 3 0
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