Monday, July 25, 2011

Seattle Sounders FC vs San Francisco F.C. Previewing the first leg of the Champions League preliminary round matchup.

By Money Mike

The Seattle Sounders get ready to take on Panamanian side San Francisco F.C. in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round. The match kicks off at 5pm and will be televised on FOX Soccer Channel and streamed online at The Sounders got through the preliminary stage last year, knocking off Isidro Metapan 2-1 on aggregate, but can they get through again this year? We'll tell the story following the conclusion of the second leg next week.

Who are San Francisco FC?:

There's really not much history with this club. This is only their 40th year of existence, however they have won seven league titles and have qualified for every Champions League since it was formed in 2008.

What to look out for in this game:

- The Sounders are going to be without Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Brad Evans and O'Brian White fo the first leg, but there is a possibility that they could be named to the 18-man squad when the Sounders travel to Houston to take on the Dynamo on Saturday. Look for youngsters Miguel Montano, David Estrada, Mike Seamon and possibly Michael Tetteh to appear on the 20-man squad.

- The weather forecast in Panama City calls for highs in the mid-80's and chances of thunderstorms all day on Tuesday. The Sounders had to deal with similar weather when they played on a shitty pitch under a downpour. Hopefully there are no thunderstorms that would force a delay or a postponement of the match.

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