A beautiful day in Seattle ends with a big CONCACAF Champions League group-stage game against Mexican power Monterrey. Qualification to the knockout round relies heavily on a big result here for Sounders FC (0-1, 0 pts.) against the visitors (1-0, 3 pts.).
Looks like the upper deck is completely tarped off. As is the Hawks Nest and the upper sections of the south end. Other than that, I expect the place to get packed.
Remember Tyrone Marshall is suspended due to earning a couple yellow cards in the first three games. We’ll see if Steve Zakuani is ready to go, but I doubt he’s completely recovered from that pelvic strain. Patrick Ianni is another one to keep an eye on as he’s been ill.
Should be an exciting game. What are you looking forward to in this one?
Sounders FC starting lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D James Riley, D Jeff Parke, D Patrick Ianni, D Leo Gonzalez, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Nathan Sturgis, M Alvaro Fernandez, M Sanna Nyassi, F Fredy Montero, F Blaise Nkufo
Sounders FC reserves: GK Terry Boss, D Tyson Wahl, D Taylor Graham, M Michael Seamon, M David Estrada, M/F Roger Levesque, F Nate Jaqua
CF Monterrey starting lineup: GK Jonathan Orozco, D Sergio Perez, D Jose Maria Bastanta, D Hiriam Mier, D Miguel Morales, D Ricardo Osorio, M Neri Cardozo, M Jesus Zavala, M Osvaldo Martinez, F Dario Carreno, F Aldo de Nigris
Monterrey reserves: GK Juan de Dios Ibarra, D Severo Meza, D Pierre Ibarra, D Duilio Davino, M Luis Perez, F Sergio Santana, F Humberto Suazo