The Sounders return to MLS play this afternoon in hot Dallas against hot Dallas.
Here’s our preview story from today’s paper. And below, some basics:
SOUNDERS FC (12-6-7; 43 POINTS)
AT FC DALLAS (8-12-8; 32 POINTS)
4 p.m., FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, Texas.
TV: KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM.
CLUB LEADERS: For Seattle: G 11, Eddie Johnson and Fredy Montero; A 13, Mauro Rosales; S 90, Montero; SOG 34, Montero; GAA 0.70, Michael Gspurning. For Dallas: G 5, Fabian Castillo and Blas Perez; A 6 David Ferreira and Jackson; S 51, Brek Shea; SOG 19, Shea; GAA 1.33, Kevin Hartman.
HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads, 3-1-3 overall and 2-0-2 at Dallas. Montero scored both goals in leading the Sounders to a 2-0 win May 9 at Dallas. The Hoops visit Seattle on Oct. 21.
NOTES: Montero has scored goals in four straight matches and has eight goals over his last seven games in all competitions. He led MLS with six goals in August. … Gspurning leads MLS in goals-against average and winning percentage (.792). Hartman is the MLS career leader in games played (410) and wins (179). … The forecast for Frisco calls for a temperature of 99 around game time. … Dallas is 5-3-6 at home. Seattle is 4-3-6 on the road. … Perez (foot) is listed as probable. … Dallas defender George John was born in Shoreline and played for UW. … Sixteen players have scored goals for the Hoops. … Dallas leads MLS with 400 fouls suffered. … If Johnson receives a caution today he will miss the Chivas game next weekend due to yellow-card accumulation. … The referee is Sorin Stoica.
QUOTABLE: “His form is very good. Like we’ve always said: Forwards are a little bit streaky. But he’s very confident right now. His movement off the ball is good, as well.” — Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on Montero.
NEXT: Chivas USA visits CenturyLink Field at 1 p.m. Saturday.