“Wake up on a high, and then I cross my heart and hope to fly”
— Steve Zakuani (@stevezakuani11) July 7, 2012
It’s a beautiful Saturday evening in Seattle for tonight’s 8 p.m. game between the Sounders and Rapids at CenturyLink Field. The NBC Sports Network broadcast will probably push kickoff closer to 8:20.
The big news will be whether or not Steve Zakuani is available. Colorado is, of course, the team Seattle was playing last April when Zakuani had his leg broken on a reckless tackle from Brian Mullan.
Lineups should be available around 45-60 minutes before kickoff, so we’ll know for sure by then.
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Sounders FC lineup: GK Bryan Meredith, D Adam Johansson, D Jeff Parke, D Patrick Ianni, D Marc Burch, M Alex Caskey, M Osvaldo Alosno, M Mauro Rosales, M Andy Rose, M Alvaro Fernandez, F Eddie Johnson
Colorado Rapids starting lineup: GK Matt Pickens, D Hunter Freeman, D Marvell Wynne, D Drew Moor, D Luis Zapata, M Jeff Larentowicz, M Brian Mullan, M Martin Rivero, F Jaime Castrillon, F Jamie Smith, F Conor Casey
Sounders FC bench: GK Josh Ford, M Servando Carrasco, F/M Cordell Cato, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, F Fredy Montero, D Zach Scott, M Steve Zakuani
Colorado Rapids bench: GK Steward Ceus, D Tyrone Marshall, M Joseph Nane, M Wells Thompson, F Edu, M Tony Cascio, F/M Omar Cummings