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

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

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Nick Rimando (R shoulder impingement)

DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

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
84%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 0
Real Salt Lake RSL
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 1
Real Salt Lake RSL

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