Sounders return home after three-game road trip
It's been awhile, almost a full month to be exact, but the Seattle Sounders are returning home from a three-game road trip that saw them take four points out of a possible nine. The Sounders will be looking to take the full three points against a struggling New England Revolution.
This will be the only meeting during the regular season between these two teams and the Sounders will want to start getting maximum points to stay above the red line. They currently sit in fifth place with nine points after seven games. The Revs are in eight place in the Eastern Conference with nine points in eight games.
Seattle will be playing once again with a makeshift backline with Roman Torres, Chad Marshall and Oniel Fisher all out for this game. Brad Evans is still out as he is trying to recover from a calf strain. That more than likely means Tony Alfaro and Gustav Svennson will be your two starting centerbacks and Jordy Delem will be your right back with Joevin Jones on the left.
Keep in mind that the Sounders have two clean sheets this season and they came without their first choice starting lineup. This will be the same backline the Sounders rolled out in their 3-0 thrashing of the LA Galaxy this past Sunday.
This is how we see the Sounders starting lineup for Saturday's game.
The Revs will be without Kei Kamara as he stayed back in New England as his wife is due any day with the birth of their child. Kelyn Rowe will return home to play in front of his hometown. The Federal Way native was selected third overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft and this will be the third time he has played here in Seattle since being drafted.
What are your thoughts? Will the Sounders pick up the full three points or will we leave CenturyLink Field disappointed?