I start with a link to Adam Serrano’s Berkeley Sports Blog. Adam interviewed former Bear Tyson Wahl, now of Sounders FC, and Tyson had an interesting comment about how the season has gone for Seattle.
As for today’s game, there will be a new center back for the suspended Tyrone Marshall, probably Patrick Ianni. And look for Peter Vagenas to go in place of Freddie Ljungberg. That could change of course.
It will be interesting to see if Sounders FC can play the same way it did without Ljungberg last week. A big key for this team is the ability to win without top players. It proved it could do it last week.
Seattle is 2-1-3 when Ljungberg doesn’t play. I believe I said this would be his sixth game missed with the team, but that was wrong, today will be his seventh.
Sounders FC is trying to keep pace with the LA Galaxy, who jumped back into second place in the conference with its win last night.
PROBABLE: Darrius Barnes (R adductor strain), Jay Heaps (L hamstring strain), Edgaras Jankauskas (L adductor strain), Kenny Mansally (L ankle sprain), Bobby Shuttleworth (R hip flexor strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Mike Videira (L abdominal strain)
OUT: Chris Albright (L lateral meniscus tear/bone bruising), Taylor Twellman (Disabled List; concussion)
Players to watch for the Revs (6-6-6):
MID Sainey Nyassi — speed on the wing.
FWD-MID Steve Ralston — veteran with six goals leads the team.
MID Shalrie Joseph — Part of the nucleus of team, has five goals.