Friday, July 15, 2011

Seattle Sounders FC vs Colorado Rapids preview. Remember what happened last time these two teams met?

By Money Mike

The Seattle Sounders, following their Open Cup victory, get back to business in MLS play. The Colorado Rapids come to town, but Brian Mullan has been left out of this match. Remember the last time these two met? Back on April 22, Brian Mullan was dispossessed of the ball and he argued that he was held and that there should've been a foul. Steve Zakuani had possession of the ball when Mullan came over and intentionally broke Zakuani's tibia and fibula on his right leg and the entire Sounder nation was in major distress, all thanks to that stupid mother fucker, Brian Mullan. The Sounders won that match 1-0, but in a bad way. They lost one of their best players and dispite having the one man advantage, were out played by the Rapids. Kickoff time is at 1pm on FOX Soccer Channel.

Injury report:

Colorado Rapids - Macoumba Kanji is still suffering from that left knee ACL tear he picked up in last years MLS Cup final victory. He still has not played in 2011 and I don't think he's gonna debut in this one. Right now he's questionable. Danny Earls is also questionable with a quadriceps contusion. Matt Pickens, Joseph Nane and Anthony Wallace are dealing with strains right now and all of them are listed as probable.

Seattle Sounders FC - For the Sounders, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is out for this match. He picked up an MCL sprain back on sunday in Seattle's 3-2 win over the Timbers. Steve Zakuani's leg is healed an right now he's taking some slow jogs. I'm hoping he does make it back as we lean toward the playoffs. And Brad Evans...... oh my god, I can't really explain this. A hamstring strain. He's listed as probable, but he ain't playing this weekend.

Key matchup:

Conor Casey vs Jeff Parke - For almost the entire season, Jeff Parke has been carrying the load for the Sounders this season, and that's gonna continue with Conor Casey up front. Casey has faced the Sounders 3 times since their arrival to Major League Soccer and has scored twice against us. Whoever wins this matchup should win this game.

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