Seattle Sounders FC will play MLS Western rival Colorado Rapids behind closed doors tonight at Qwest Field.
"It'll be a little bit game like, but we won't put our whole lineup out there," coach Sigi Schmid said. "Obviously we're trying to go through it from a standpoint of timing; of getting to the stadium at a certain time, of what we go through in the locker room being similar to what we're going to go through next week."
The Sounders opens MLS regular season play one week from today against the New York Red Bulls. The game is sold out, but will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
This will be the team's 11th preseason game, and they are 7-2-1 so far, including 2-1-1 in Argentina, and 1-1 versus MLS opposition. (They beat the L.A. Galaxy 3-2 and lost to San Jose, 3-2.)