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Sounders host RailHawks at 7 p.m., Sunday

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Aug. 23, 2008 at 8:54 pm with No Comments »
August 23, 2008 8:54 pm

The Seattle Sounders (8-8-9) meet the Carolina RailHawks (6-9-9) at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.


This is Carolina’s only visit this season, after the Railhawks defeated and tied the Sounders in previous meetings in Carolina.


A full game preview is available at the Sounders’ website.


And here is a look at the playoff implications, taken from a Sounders news release:


PLAYOFF OUTLOOK

The Sounders are in sole position of fourth place in USL-1 with 33 points. The remaining five games are at Starfire against: Carolina, Miami (Sept. 6), Montreal Sept. 10), Atlanta (Sept. 13) and Vancouver (Sept. 20). Puerto Rico (44 points), Vancouver (42) and Charleston (36) are standing one, two and three. With pivotal playoff implications on the line, Atlanta and Rochester, both sitting just one and two points back of Seattle, face off in back-to-back contests this Saturday in Rochester and next Saturday in Atlanta. Montreal and Portland are currently tied for the seventh and the final playoff spot (28 points), while Carolina’s victory Sunday was enough to draw level with Minnesota for eighth (27 points). Miami currently is last (24 points), but with seven games remaining have hopes of climbing into playoff position.

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