CHESTER, Pa.–I got off to a little bit of a late start here at PPL Park, but let’s get to it. The rain is pouring. The wind is blowing. It’s about as close to monsoon-like conditions as you can get. I feel like I’m out at sea here.
Here are the lineups. I’ll post pictures from around the park a bit later after the jump…
Sounders FC starting lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D James Riley, D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Leo Gonzalez, M Erik Friberg, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Brad Evans Evans, M Steve Zakuani, F Mauro Rosales, F O’Brian White
Philadelphia Union starting lineup: GK Faryd Mondragon, D Jordan Harvey, D Danny Califf, D Carlos Valdes, D Sheanon Williams, M Keon Daniel, M Stefani Miglioranzi, M Amobi Okugo, M Kyle Nakazawa, F Sebastien Le Toux, F Carlos Ruiz
Sounders FC bench: GK Terry Boss, F/M/D Roger Levesque, D Patrick Ianni, D Tyson Wahl, F Nate Jaqua, M Alvaro Fernandez, F Fredy Montero
Philadelphia Union bench: GK Zac MacMath, F Danny Mwanga, M Justin Mapp, F Jack McInerney, M Gabriel Farfan, M Roger Torres, D Juan Diego Gonzalez
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1. Beautiful scene out here. Surely a shot you’ve all seen before.
2. People here are blaming us Seattle folk for bringing this weather in.
3. Next to this is a “Seattle sucks” sign that stadium staff doesn’t seem happy about.
4. Other staff trying to deal with some puddling in the corners.