Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas – July 11, 2010 at 7:30p.m. PT on Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field; Seattle, Washington
The 25th consecutive sellout crowd on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field will be on hand Sunday to watch the Sounders FC bid to get back in the win column against FC Dallas. It starts at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Seattle (4-8-3, 15 points in MLS) will be at home to play three of its next four competitive matches, plus a friendly. It completed a stretch of three consecutive MLS and cup road games by falling, 3-1, at Los Angeles last Sunday. On Wednesday Sounders FC defeated the Galaxy in a revenge match of sorts, 2-0, in the USOC quarterfinal played at Starfire.
Still searching for its first MLS victory over a Western Conference opponent, the Rave Green is unbeaten (1-0-2) in three previous meetings with FC Dallas (5-2-6, 21 points), beginning the week six points in front of Seattle and fourth in the West. Dallas has won three in a row and is unbeaten in four. The two sides drew, 2-2, in Frisco, Texas on April 22. Sounders FC has lost five of the last six MLS games, including three in a row for the first time.
Meanwhile, in cup play, Sounders FC extended its undefeated run to eight matches with a 2-0 quarterfinal over the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday at Starfire Sports Stadium. Two second half goals from Nate Jaqua, who has now scored in three consecutive Open Cup games, was the difference. Sounders FC will host Chivas USA on September 1 in an Open Cup semifinal at Starfire. The Open Cup Final is scheduled for October 5.
Seattle visits D.C. United on July 15 in a game to be televised nationally on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. First kick is 4:30 p.m. PT at RFK Stadium.
Sounders FC will host Scotland’s Celtic FC in another ESPN2 match, a friendly, on July 18 at 12 p.m. PT.
Local TV: KING 5
Local Radio: 97.3 KIRO FM
Talent: Arlo White
Pregame Talent: Pete Fewing, Alan Hinton with Chris Egan (TV); Jimmy Gabriel with Matt Johnson (Radio)
Local Spanish Radio: 1210 AM Homero
Talent: Rene Aleman, Noe Menendez and Victor Hernandez