TUKWILA—Welcome to Starfire Stadium, where it’s a pleasant evening here. The Sounders host the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL in a U.S. Open Cup third-round match tonight and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
It’ll be interesting to see what lineup Seattle coach Sigi Schmid comes with, especially after seven of 14 MLS teams lost to lower-division competition Tuesday. Atlanta, which features a couple local products in Raphael Cox (Tacoma) and Ciaran O’Brien (Federal Way), is 0-4-5 in NASL play and 0-2 against MLS teams in the Open Cup.
I’ll post lineups here when they become available:
Sounders FC lineup: GK Bryan Meredith, D Zach Scott (c), D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Marc Burch, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Alex Caskey, M Andy Rose, M Cordell Cato, F Eddie Johnson, F Sammy Ochoa
Sounders FC bench: GK Andrew Weber, M Servando Carrasco, F/M David Estrada, M Brad Evans, FMD Roger Levesque, F Fredy Montero, M Christian Sivebaek
Atlanta Silverbacks lineup: GK Joe Nasco, D Shane Moroney, D Martyn Lancaster (c), D Jose Burciaga Jr., D Raphael Cox, M Tony McManus, M Ciaran O’Brien, M Danilo Turcois, M Borfor Carr, F Matt Horth, F Reinaldo Navia
Atlanta Silverbacks bench: GK Daniel Illyes, M Lucas Paulini, M Jordan Davis, D Willie Hunt, M Nico Colaluca, F David Santamaria, Lindemar Ferreira