We knew Mauro Rosales, Christian Tiffert and Marcus Hahnemann wouldn’t be on the trip, per coach Sigi Schmid earlier in the week, but it appears this was the travel squad of 20:
Fredy Montero, Eddie Johnson, Osvaldo Alonso, Michael Gspurning, Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Brad Evans, Mario Martinez, Leo Gonzalez, Andy Rose, Alex Caskey, Marc Burch, Patrick Ianni, Zach Scott, Sammy Ochoa, Cordell Cato, Servando Carrasco, Josh Ford, Mike Seamon, Bryan Meredith
Kickoff in the CONCACAF Champions League group game is 7 p.m. and FOX Soccer has the broadcast. I’ll have a live chat going during the game.
Let’s get to some links:
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— Time is running out to renew your Sounders Women’s season tickets.
— Did you know Kasey Keller will be at the Seattle U-Portland men’s soccer game Friday to help with the coin toss?
— A couple big stories in MLS: AEG, which owns the Los Angeles Galaxy among other big L.A. establishments, has announced is it up for sale, and here’s more on a messy lawsuit between the Philadelphia Union and former coach Peter Nowak.
— MLSsoccer.com has some interesting data to help show the impact Tiffert has on the Sounders FC attack.
— U.S. women’s national team captain Christie Rampone is going to keep at it at 37 years old.
— Lastly, lots of Alex Morgan stuff in the news recently: here’s a profile in the Los Angeles Times, more from the Associated Press, a Twitter talk with SI.com and a health/fitness video that follows her the day before a game: