A beautiful day got a little darker this afternoon with the news that O’Brian White underwent a second surgery regarding blood-clot issues in his left leg. I’ll have more on this one throughout the day.
As they say, the games will go on and Sounders FC’s 1 p.m. kickoff vs. Columbus might be the biggest game around the league this weekend. Seattle is coming off a colossal win Tuesday in Monterrey so we’ll see how that affect Sigi Schmid‘s lineup choice.
The Crew has never beaten Schmid since he came to the Sounders.
Lineups will be available around 12:15 p.m. and I’ll update this post accordingly.
Sounders FC lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D James Riley, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Jeff Parke, D Tyson Wahl, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Erik Friberg, M Mauro Rosales, M Lamar Neagle, F Fredy Montero, F Mike Fucito
Sounders FC bench: GK Terry Boss, M Servando Carrasco, M Brad Evans, M Alvaro Fernandez, F Nate Jaqua, F/M Roger Levesque, D Zach Scott
Columbus Crew lineup: GK William Hesmer, D Sebastian Miranda, D Rich Balchan, D Chad Marshall, D Josh Gardner, M Kevin Burns, M Emmanuel Ekpo, M Robbie Rogers, M Dilly Duka, F Andres Mendoza, F Emilio Renteria
Columbus Crew bench: GK Alex Riggs, F Bernardo Anor, F Jeff Cunningham, M Eric Gehrig, F Tommy Heinemann, M Justin Meram, D Danny O’Rourke