Friday, June 17, 2011

Previewing Seattle Sounders FC vs Toronto FC + The CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals

By Money Mike

The Seattle Sounders head to where they played their first road game in MLS play, BMO Field. The Sounders and Toronto FC square off tomorrow at 4pm as Seattle looks to get back on the winning track after drawing their last two matches. Toronto FC had a midweek match on Wednesday at New England against the Revolution which ended 0-0. These two teams square off for the 6th time with the Sounders winning 3, TFC winning 1 and 1 draw.

Injury report:

Seattle Sounders FC - I don't need to tell you who's out, you should know by now. Taylor Graham has a calf strain and is listed as doubtful. I don't know why they would give a shit about that, he wouldn't have made the 18 man squad anyway. Servando Carrasco has a little knee problem. Some contusions in there and he's listed as probable and Alvaro Fernandez strained his hamstring remember against Salt Lake. He is listed as probable now. And finally, wait........ nope that was it.

Toronto FC - GOD DAMN!! Where do I begin here? Elbekay Bouchiba, Adrian Cann, Nana Attakora, Jacob Peterson, Alan Gordon, Julian de Guzman, and Tony Tchani are all out. And Alen Stevanovic is listed as probable.

Key matchups:

Joao Plata vs James Riley - Well you got the little midget here for Toronto. Joao Plata who was drafted in the 3rd round from LDU Quito of Ecuador. He has 2 goals in 15 matches so far. Expect him to get the start on the left side and take on James Riley the left back.

Javier Martina vs Tyson Wahl - Here's another matchup featuring another TFC wingman, Javier Martina. The Sounders shut him down when these two faced off against eachother in Seattle. Can Tyson Wahl shut him down tomorrow in Toronto.

Fredy Montero vs Ty Harden - With Adrian Cann out injured, it's gonna be up to Ty Harden to do the dirty work at the back. I sense something coming from Fredy Montero soon. What does he got for us tomorrow?

CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals:

Well the Group stages are over, now tomorrow and Sunday, 4 teams will proceed into the semifinals which will take place on Wednesday at Reliant Stadium, and 4 teams will be eliminated. The United States got through the Group Stage after winning 1-0 over Guadeloupe and will play Jamaica on Sunday. Let's take a look at the schedule....

Saturday @ Meadowlands Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)

QF #1, KO time 2:00pm (live on Costa Rica vs Honduras

QF #2, KO time 5:00pm (live on Mexico vs Guatemala

Sunday @ RFK Stadium (Washington D.C.)

QF #3, KO time 12:00pm (live on and FOX Soccer Channel) USA vs Jamaica

QF #4, KP time 3:00pm (live on Panama vs El Salvador

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