This is usually a game day thing, but it’s an early game tomorrow.
Here’s my story in advance of the game that will run in tomorrow’s paper.
I got a look yesterday at a new product that will be for sale at souvenir stands and/or the team shop…a tattoo sleeve. Don’t know how to explain it other than you take it out of the package and slip it over your arm, and it looks like you have Sounders FC tattoos all the way up your arm. Safe and fun without the real and permanent ink.
Referee: Mark Geiger.
INJURY REPORT: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC – OUT: GK Chris Eylander (L medial knee bone bruise); DF Taylor Graham (R metatarsal fracture); FW Jarrod Smith (L hamstring strain); MF Michael Fucito (R foot sesamoiditis); DOUBTFUL: DF Zach Scott (back sprain); QUESTIONABLE: MF Osvaldo Alonso (L groin strain); PROBABLE: MF
Steve Zakuani (L ankle sprain); MF Sebastien Le Toux (L calf strain).
HOUSTON DYNAMO – OUT: DF Eddie Robinson (L knee surgery); DF Wade Barrett (L gastrocnemius strain); FW Cam Weaver (R groin); PROBABLE: DF Craig Waibel (R hamstring strain).
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: SEA: Brad Evans (USA; CONCACAF Gold Cup) HOU: Brian Ching; Stuart Holden (USA; CONCACAF Gold Cup); Andrew Hainault (CAN; CONCACAF Gold Cup)
SUSPENDED: HOU: Geoff Cameron (yellow card accumulation; through July 11); Bobby Boswell (yellow card accumulation; through July 11)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: SEA: Brad Evans, Freddie Ljungberg
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: SEA: Osvaldo Alonso, Nate Jaqua, Tyrone Marshall, James Riley.
HOU: Brad Davis; Ricardo Clark
Arlo White replaces Kevin Calabro on the play-by-play in English.
TV replay: FSN (July 11, 3:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.; July 12, 8:00 p.m.)