A quick look at today’s match:
SOUNDERS FC (15-6-9; 54 PTS.)
AT NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (5-13-12; 27 PTS.)
4:30 p.m.; Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
TV: KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM.
CLUB LEADERS: For Seattle – G 9, Fredy Montero; A 12, Mauro Rosales; S 95, Montero; SOG 37, Montero. GAA 1.07, Kasey Keller. For New England – G 8, Shalrie Joseph; A 4, Benny Feilhaber and Chris Tierney; S 47, Joseph; SOG 22, Joseph; GAA 1.58, Matt Reis.
HEAD TO HEAD: New England leads, 3-2, including 2-0 at home. The Sounders won the June 26 meeting in Seattle, 2-1. At least three goals have been recorded in four of the five meetings.
NOTES: A Seattle win or draw will knock the Revolution out of playoff contention. … New England is 1-4-5 over its last 10 games. Seattle is 4-1-1 over its last six league matches. … The Revs are 4-4-6 at home. The Sounders are 7-3-5 on the road, but 1-2-2 in the Eastern Time Zone. … New England has never won fewer than seven games in a season. … The Revs are among the bottom four MLS teams in goals, shots and shots on goal. … Joseph has scored three career goals against Seattle, tied for the most by any player. … Mike Fucito is a native of Westford, Mass., which is about 50 miles from Foxborough. James Riley and Pat Noonan – both questionable for this match – previously played for the Revs. … Rosales (knee) is doubtful. … The teams will play with a pink ball as part of a breast cancer awareness promotion. … New England has set a club record with nine red cards this season. The league record is 11. … Montero, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado are one caution away from yellow-card suspension. … The referee is Jorge Gonzalez.
QUOTABLE: “We sort of evaluate which players are recovered well, which players are ready to go, who needs some minutes, who doesn’t need some minutes. It’s not going to be the same team that played against Comunicaciones, but it’s not going to be a team of trying to rest everybody either.” – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on his lineup plans.
NEXT: The Sounders will meet the Chicago Fire in the U.S. Open Cup final at 7 p.m. Tuesday at CenturyLink Field. The club returns to MLS regular-season play Oct. 8 when Philadelphia visits.