The two side met earlier this season in a 0-0 draw back in March. Seattle is coming into this match hoping to rebound following a loss to Sporting KC last weekend.
OUT: Chad Barrett (hamstring)
PROBABLE: Obafemi Martins (nose fracture), Osvaldo Alonso (hamstring)
INTERNATIONAL DUTY: Marco Pappa (Guatemala)
Ozzie Alonso not on the practice field, looks like he has an ice pack type thing on the back of his left leg. Should get an update soon.— Ari Liljenwall (@AriLiljenwall) June 11, 2015
Even with some question marks to the lineup, Sigi Schmid will likely have a very first-choice lineup on hand for Saturday's game. The bigger question will be whether or not Alonso or Martins play. It will also be interesting to see if United States defender Brad Evans will return to the lineup after playing in the big wins over Holland and Germany this past week.
Stefan Frei, Dylan Remick, Zach Scott, Chad Marshall, Tyrone Mears, Cristian Roldan, Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Andy Rose, Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins
Key Player - Clint Dempsey
There is little doubt in this one as Clint Dempsey has been killer for the Sounders this season with seven goals and six assists already in 2015. Both have him good enough for third in the league's overall stat leaders. If Dempsey gets things going against what should be a patch work defense for FC Dallas this weekend, it could be a long night in Seattle.
Key Matchup - Walker Zimmerman vs Dempsey
The Dallas defense will have to rely heavily on the US U-23 defender in this game. With Matt Hedges' status in doubt, along with all the international call ups that the team is dealing with, the bulk of the defense will really come down to how well Zimmerman is able to handle Dempsey and even Martins should he play. Zach Loyd returning to the defense from his one game suspension will help but I see the bulk of the work falling more on Zimmerman.