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  • June 8, 2013
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Canada Soccer / Frid

The two Cascadia rivals scramble for points to crack into the playoff spots in the Western Conference.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Carrasco, Rose, Martinez; Martins, Neagle.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (L adductor strain), Ashani Fairclough (L adductor strain), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Knighton; Lee, O'Brien, Leveron, Harvey; Davidson, Kobayashi; Teibert, Camilo, Watson; Miller.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Brad Rusin (L calf strain), Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver has never beaten Seattle in MLS. The Sounders have won two and drawn three in five meetings.
  • The Whitecaps won on the road for the first time this year, coming from behind in a 2-1 result over the New York Red Bulls.
  • Seattle is sixth in the West. Vancouver is two points back in seventh.
  • Obafemi Martins has scored four goals in the last seven games, leading to five Seattle wins.
  • Shalrie Joseph is suspended for this match. Martins, however, is available after his red card was rescinded.
  • The Whitecaps parted ways with Alain Rochat, sending the versatile midfielder/defender to D.C. United in exchange for two draft picks Thursday. He had started 11 of 12 games this season.

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Available Squads
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
7Mauro RosalesStriker
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
16David EstradaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
-Philip LundStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
16J. LeverónDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
9Kenny MillerStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
-Greg KlazuraDefender
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
19Erik HurtadoStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker
-Tom HeinemannStriker

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