By Money Mike
The Seattle Sounders head over to the Central American continent yet again. This time to Guatemala for matchday 5 of the CONCACAF Champions League against Comunicaciones. Kickoff time is 7pm and will be televised on FOX Soccer and streamed live online at concacaf.com. The Sounders with a point in this match will book their place in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals next March. A win would put them closer to clinching the top spot in the group stage which would mean that they would get a much needed home field advantage in the 2nd leg of the Quarterfinal stage.
Last meeting (August 16, 2011):
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Seattle Sounders FC 4 - 1 Comunicaciones
Comunicaciones - Jairo Arreola (Bryan Ordonez) 2'
Seattle Sounders FC - Brad Evans (Michael Fucito) 35'
Seattle Sounders FC - Michael Fucito (Fredy Montero, Alvaro Fernandez) 61'
Seattle Sounders FC - Michael Fucito (Alvaro Fernandez, Brad Evans) 67'
Seattle Sounders FC - Own Goal (Alvaro Fernandez) 87'
Comunicaciones - Jairo Arreloa (caution; Dissent) 9'
Seattle Sounders FC - Patrick Ianni (caution; Tactical foul) 16'
Seattle Sounders FC - James Riley (caution; Reckless tackle) 47'+
Comunicaciones - Carlos Castrillo (caution; Reckless tackle) 50'
Seattle Sounders FC - Leonardo Gonzalez (caution; Tactical foul) 54'
Seattle Sounders FC - Lamar Neagle (ejection; Violent conduct) 55'
Comunicaciones - Adolfo Machado (caution; Reckless tackle) 60'
Comunicaciones - Carlos Ramirez (caution; Unsporting behavior) 69'
Seattle Sounders FC - Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (caution; Unsporting behavior) 69'
Comunicaciones - Edgard Martinez (ejection; Abusive Language) 80'
Comunicaciones - Fredy Thompson (caution; Reckless tackle) 91'+
Comunicaciones - Juan Jose Peredas; Adolfo Machado, Edgard Martinez, Carlos Castrillo, Erwin Morales; Carlos Ramirez, Juan Marquez (Rigoberto Gomez 77'), Fredy Thompson, Jairo Arreloa, Bryan Ordonez (Carlos Mejia 70'); Transito Montepeque (Hernan Sandoval 78')
Seattle Sounders FC - Terry Boss; James Riley, Patrick Ianni (Roger Levesque 84'), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leonardo Gonzalez (Zach Scott 75'); Lamar Neagle, Servando Carrasco, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez; Fredy Montero (Mauro Rosales 63'), Michael Fucito
What to keep our eyes on for this game:
- The big focus is who will head coach Sigi Schmid partner up front this time. Last week against Herediano, Sigi decided to start Pat Noonan along side Nate Jaqua. That didn't come close to working. Fredy Montero has made big plays for the Sounders, I'd start him, and I also want to see Josh Ford make his debut in goal.