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Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders: Match Night Commentary

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Two of the top three teams in Major League Soccer during the regular season square off in the opening match of the MLS conference semifinals (10pm, Fox Soccer Channel).

The No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, Real Salt Lake will look to win at Rio Tinto Stadium in game one of the two-game series to put pressure on the No. 2 seed Sounders, who should have a considerable edge in game two at CenturyLink Field.

RSL welcomes back Kyle Beckerman, who served a four-match ban, and Beckerman will be partnering with Javier Morales for the first time since April.

Seattle will be without standout playmaker Mauro Rosales, who is sidelined with a knee injury. The Sounders will be counting on Lamar Neagle and Sammy Ochoa as starters tonight to help support standouts Fredy Montero and Alvaro Fernandez.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight's match so please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Live Commentary is after the jump):

  • Bandeeto

    this is their first year havInc to deal with CCL play. in light of this, I’m impressed they’ve done as well as they have. CCL is a heavy burden, one that takes an organization time to learn to carry. they’ve had a much harder schedule down the stretch. this why I believe RSL will go through. just look at the tailspin RSL was thrown into after their early season CCL campaign.


  • Scott A

    Absolutely no mention of the loss. Glad to see that you guys still care more about your little choir group than the game of soccer on the field :) Your choir group was mighty impressive in 2008. We certainly know that Seattleites like to chant when it’s marketed heavily; we just don’t have enough evidence to know if they like soccer yet. Based on USMNT attendances, I’d say no.


  • camjam

    The tongue in cheek idea there was that if you hadn’t seen that you must not post here often. And yes, the boasting is rampant. Check the post 2 days ago where a sounders fan predicted a 5-0 aggregate scoreline. So close……..


  • ShaggyReAL

    Seattle & Portland don’t care about soccer, it’s all about the fans. They talk more about the supporters than the actually teams. It’s pretty funny.


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