The Sounders have landed safely in Dallas.
Here's a quick look ahead to tomorrow's game:
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (2-1-1; 7 pts.)FC Dallas (0-1-2; 2pts.)5 p.m. Thursday, Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas.TV: ESPN2.Radio: 97.3 FM (1210 AM in Spanish).Website: fcdallas.com. Head-to-head: Seattle leads 1-0-1. Last season, the clubs played to a 1-1 draw at Pizza Hut Park, and the Sounders won, 2-1, at Qwest Field. This season’s return match is July 11.Team leaders: For Seattle – G five players tied with one; A 2, Fredy Montero; S 14, Montero; SOG, 4 Montero, Steve Zakuani; GAA 0.75, Kasey Keller. For FCD – G four players tied with one; A 2, David Ferreira; S 14, Jeff Cunningham; SOG 5, Cunningham, Ferreira; GAA 1.50, Dario Sala. Coach Sigi Schmid scouting report: “They have a lot of pace. Cunningham is obviously a guy who scored a lot of goals last year in the second half of the season. He is a very streaky forward, so you hope he doesn’t start a streak against us. But they have got good attacking parts. Ferreira is a dangerous guy as well. Dax McCarty is a good player who also tends to get forward. … Daniel Hernandez is a good solid rock of a defensive midfielder.”Notes: Dallas is one of two MLS teams (along with D.C. United) without a win. However, FCD has 10-game unbeaten streak at home, including two draws this season. Seattle has earned points in six of its last seven road games, and earned a draw in its lone road game this season. … The Hoops use a 4-1-4-1 alignment. … Both teams believe they have had plenty of chances that they have failed to finish. … Seattle has scored five goals and allowed three; Dallas has scored four and allowed five. … There are four rookies on the Hoops’ roster including top SuperDraft pick Zach Loyd, the fifth overall pick. … Dallas M George John is from Shoreline and played for the University of Washington from 2005-07. … For Dallas, D Kyle Davies (arm) and M Marvin Chavez (hamstring) are out. For Seattle, M Michael Fucito (knee) is questionable and M Freddie Ljungberg (groin) is probable. … The referee is Terry Vaughn. Next: 11 a.m. Sunday, at Toronto FC; BMO Field, Toronto; KING 5.