After looking over his options for a week, Sounders coach Sigi Schmid announced after practice today that Chris Eylander will be the starting goalkeeper Saturday night at Chivas. Schmid complimented Ben Dragavon's work this week, but said he decided to let Eylander in this week in place of No. 1 Kasey Keller.
Now the Sounders will hustle over to Sea-Tac for an early afternoon flight to Los Angeles.
Midfielder Stephen King is expected to stay home after suffering a left groin strain.