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Tonight our claret and cobalt clad boys take on the Seattle Sounders, one of the teams just behind us in the Western Conference. Not only that, but we’re first in the overall MLS standings for those of you who don’t know, and Seattle and San Jose are only a point behind us and Kansas City is only two behind us. We’ve got quite a few games in hand, so we really need to pick up our pace if we want to keep our lead. But then again, our focus is CONCACAF again.
Aside from standings, this is a pretty big match-up for both sides. The Seattle vs RSL game has become pretty big over the years. Almost a rivalry. But not quite yet. Seattle players went as far as saying the game has bad blood. I guess we’ll find out tonight!
The Sounders are riding a 5-game winning streak into this game. Real has struggled a little bit lately. They are coming off a scoreless draw against the Fire in Chicago. A win for RSL could really put the Salt Lake back on track in style and would knock back Seattle in what would be one of those six point games.
Javi is out for this one as he’s still on a little recovery from an injury sustained in Chicago. He’ll be missed. But he’s not irreplaceable.
This one’s up in the air tonight!