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  • April 2, 2013
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: H. Rodríguez
  • • Attendance: 21057
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CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Santos Laguna

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Santos Laguna

Otto Greule Jr

In their first appearance in the CCL semifinals, the Sounders will look to get off to a good start at CenturyLink Field

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Hahnemann; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Evans, Alonso, Rosales, Zakuani; Martins, Johnson.


Santos Laguna (4-4-2): Sanchez; Baloy, Estrada, Mares, Figueroa; Calderon, Salinas, Crosas, Quintero; Gomez, Peralta.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the first of a two-leg, aggregate goal semifinal. The second leg will be played on April 9 at Estadio Corona in Torreon, Mexico.
  • Seattle became the first MLS team to eliminate a Mexican side from the modern-era Champions League when it defeated Tigres UANL in the quarterfinal. Santos Laguna got by the Houston Dynamo in its quarterfinal match.
  • This is the first appearance for Sounders FC in the CCL semifinals, and they are the third MLS team to reach the semifinals in the competition's history.
  • Marcus Hahnemann will get the start in goal for Seattle, with normal starter Michael Gspurning suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
  • This is a replay of last year's quarterfinal CCL matchup. Seattle won the first leg 2-1 at home, but was crushed 6-1 in the return leg, falling 7-3 on aggregate. Santos would eventually go on to lose to Monterrey in the final.
  • The winners of the semifinals will advance to the two-leg final, to be played on April 24 and May 1. The winner of the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League will earn a berth to the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

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Available Squads
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker
29Josh FordGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
7Mauro RosalesStriker
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
1Oswaldo SánchezGoalkeeper
-J. EstradaDefender
19Rafael Alejandro FigueroaDefender
-Osmar MaresDefender
-F. BaloyDefender
-Marc CrosasMidfielder
58Juan Pablo RodríguezMidfielder
17Rodolfo SalinasMidfielder
28C. QuinteroStriker
-H. GómezStriker
18O. PeraltaStriker
-Julio José González Vela-AlvizuGoalkeeper
-César IbañezDefender
-Aaron GalindoDefender
75N. CalderónStriker
-C. RamírezMidfielder
-E. LugoStriker
-M. CárdenasStriker

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