Welcome to CenturyLink Field, where we’ll have a good one tonight.
Sounders FC, on a five-game unbeaten streak, hosts league-leading FC Dallas, on a nine-game unbeaten streak, in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Seattle is closer to full strength, with Steve Zakuani (groin) and Mauro Rosales (shoulder) the main question marks coming into this one. The Sounders boast a 4-1-4 advantage head-to-head, having won three of the last four.
Dallas is expected to be without local product George John, a Shoreline native and University of Washington product, due to a knee injury. He’s close to being ready, but coach Schellas Hyndman was reportedly a bit wary of bringing him back on artificial turf.
Other notes to look out for, Seattle has a 219-minute shutout streak (longest active in MLS). FC Dallas hasn’t trailed at halftime all season.
Full lineups below when they’re available.
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Sounders FC lineup: GK Michael Gspurning, D DeAndre Yedlin, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Djimi Traore, D Leo Gonzalez, M Brad Evans, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Servando Carrasco, M Mario Martinez, F Lamar Neagle, F Eddie Johnson
Sounders FC bench: GK Marcus Hahnemann, D Zach Scott, D Marc Burch, M Shalrie Joseph, M Alex Caskey, F David Estrada, F Obafemi Martins
FC Dallas lineup: GK Raul Fernandez, D Zach Loyd, D Matt Hedges, D London Woodberry, D Jair Benitez, M Michel, M Je-Vaughn Watson, M Jackson, F Eric Hassli, F Blas Perez, F Kenny Cooper
FC Dallas bench: GK Chris Seitz, D Walker Zimmerman, D Stephen Keel, M Andrew Jacobson, M David Ferreira, M Bobby Warshaw, F Fabian Castillo
Note: This is Seattle’s 14th lineup in 14 games in all competitions (10 MLS, 4 CCL). Servando Carrasco starts four league games in a row for the first time in his career. Mauro Rosales out with the sprained shoulder and Steve Zakuani out with the groin injury. Rosales was the only Sounder to have played every game in all competitions. Two DPs on the bench with Obafemi Martins and Shalrie Joseph. Marcus Hahnemann is back from his suspension.