MLS Playoffs: Sounders vs. Rapids (Your Running Commentary)

MLS Playoffs: Sounders vs. Rapids (Your Running Commentary)

Your Running Commentary

MLS Playoffs: Sounders vs. Rapids (Your Running Commentary)

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By DAN KARELL

The Seattle Sounders are sure hoping that a fresh start in the 2013 MLS Cup playoffs is exactly what they need to end their seven-game winless skid.

At CenturyLink Field on Wednesday night (10:30pm, NBC Sports Network), the Sounders host the Colorado Rapids, who beat the Sounders earlier this month, 5-1, back in Colorado. Both teams are missing key pieces, with Sounders forward Obafemi Martins out with a groin problem and Rapids rookie midfielder Dillon Powers still recovering from a concussion.

After some big signings this season and a mid-season run where they won eight of nine games, the Sounders would be stunned to end their season so early when their fortunes looked so promising earlier. The winner of tonight’s match faces the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference semifinals.

If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

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