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Sounders FC will face Real Salt Lake at 5 p.m. Saturday in the championship game of the Desert Diamond Cup. The game will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network.
Seattle, as expected, is fielding a reserve-heavy lineup since the starters featured in Friday night’s exhibition against Mexico’s Veracruz.
According to Don Ruiz of The News Tribune, kickoff will be closer to 5:20 p.m. The game will also go straight to PKs after 90 minutes if tied.
Sounders FC lineup: GK Marcus Hahnemann, D Dylan Remick, D Eriq Zavaleta, D Ashani Fairclough, D Marc Burch, M Lamar Neagle, M Servando Carrasco, M Andy Rose, M Alex Caskey, F David Estrada, F Sammy Ochoa
Sounders FC bench: GK Josh Ford, D DeAndre Yedlin, F Babayele Sodade, M Stephen Okai, M Philip Lund, M Kevin Durr, F Travis Bowen, F Jennings Rex
Real Salt Lake lineup: GK Nick Rimando, D Tony Beltran, D Kwame Watson-Siriboe, D Chris Schuler, D Kenny Mansally, M Ned Grabavoy, M Kyle Beckerman, M Sebastian Velasquez, M Khari Stephenson, F Robbie Findley, F Alvaro Saborio.
Real Salt Lake bench: Saunders, Attinella, Fernandez, Palmer, Salcedo, Maund, Alvarez, Martinez, Stertzer, Grossman, Viana, Plata, Sandoval, Garcia, Allen, Balchan.