I was under the impression that the goalkeeper on this tarp in the Qwest Field upper deck is Kevin Hartman, whose FC Dallas team comes into town for a midweek game at 7 p.m. tonight. Perhaps I’m mistaken. Either way, this game has snuck up on me a bit. We’ll see how the teams perform on short rest.
This is a big week for Sounders FC, facing two tough opponents (the team goes on the road Saturday for an away game against Real Salt Lake). Both Dallas and RSL have been airtight defensively, allowing just one goal combined in eight May games.
Seattle might be able to start midfielder Erik Friberg tonight, which could help unlock the FCD backline. We’ll get lineups around 6:15 and I’ll post them below.
Sounders FC starting lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D Zach Scott, D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Leo Gonzalez, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Alvaro Fernandez, M Erik Friberg, M Mauro Rosales, F Fredy Montero, F Mike Fucito
Sounders FC reserves: GK Terry Boss, D Patrick Ianni, D James Riley, F Nate Jaqua, M Servando Carrasco, F/M Roger Levesque, F/M Lamar Neagle
FC Dallas starting lineup: GK Kevin Hartman, D Ugo Ihemelu, D George John, D Zach Loyd, D Brek Shea, M Eric Alexander, M Andrew Jacobson, M Daniel Hernandez, M Fabian Castillo, M Jackson Goncalves, F Marvin Chavez
FC Dallas reserves: GK Chris Seitz, M Eric Avila, M Bruno Guarda, D Moises Hernandez, F Ruben Luna, M Ricardo Villar, D Bobby Warshaw