Here’s the scene at CenturyLink Field tonight. We’ll either see something historic or the end of the Sounders FC season. Seattle trails Real Salt Lake, 3-0, in the two-leg, aggregate-goals Western Conference semifinal.
We learned yesterday that the Sounders will be without star midfielder Mauro Rosales. The team’s assists leader wasn’t able to recover enough from the sprained knee. The big question is the availability of RSL center backs Jamison Olave and Nat Borchers (both sound iffy with quad injuries).
Otherwise I still expect a few changes from both sides. Lineups will be officials around 6:30 p.m. I’m guessing. I’ll update this post whenever they are.
Sounders FC lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D Zach Scott, D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Leo Gonzalez, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Brad Evans, M Erik Friberg, M Alvaro Fernandez, F Fredy Montero, F Mike Fucito
Sounders FC bench: GK Bryan Meredith, D Tyson Wahl, D James Riley, M Lamar Neagle, F/M Roger Levesque, F Nate Jaqua, F Sammy Ochoa
Real Salt Lake lineup: GK Nick Rimando, D Robbie Russell, D Chris Schuler, D Chris Wingert, D Tony Beltran, M Kyle Beckerman, M Andy Williams, M Will Johnson, M Javier Morales, F Fabian Espindola, F Alvaro Saborio
Real Salt Lake bench: GK Kyle Reynish, D Rauwshan McKenzie, M Ned Grabavoy, M Arturo Alvarez, M Luis Gil, M Collen Warner, F Paulo Jr.