As you can see from the picture, the upper deck is open here at CenturyLink Field and the Hawks’ Nest is closed. According to the latest update, more than 63,700 tickets have been sold for tonight’s regular season finale.
The Sounders should be close to full strength in Kasey Keller‘s send-off. Jeff Parke (concussion) is the only one expected to miss the game due to injury. In honor of the retiring goalkeeper, 40,000 captain’s armbands will be handed out to fans upon entering the stadium. After the game there will be an on-field ceremony, which will include a Keller tribute.
Seattle is also designating today’s game to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so you’ll see a lot of pink in the stadium.
Sounders FC lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D James Riley, D Patrick Ianni, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Tyson Wahl, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Brad Evans, M Alvaro Fernandez, M Lamar Neagle, F Fredy Montero, F Mike Fucito
Sounders FC bench: GK Bryan Meredith, D Zach Scott, D/M/F Roger Levesque, M Erik Friberg, M Mauro Rosales, F Sammy Ochoa, F Pat Noonan
San Jose lineup: GK Jon Busch, D Steven Beitashour, D Bobby Burling, D Jason Hernandez, D Justin Morrow, M Simon Dawkins, M Sam Cronin, M Brad Ring, M Rafael Baca, M Khari Stephenson, F Chris Wondolowski
San Jose bench: GK David Bingham, M Joey Gjertsen, F Maxwell Griffin, D Chris Leitch, F Matt Luzunaris, F Ellis McLoughlin, M Jacob Peterson