Saturday is here, and with it another Sounders match: 7:30 p.m. at Chivas USA and broadcast on KING 5 and the usual radio outlets.
However, there also will be a lot of good soccer leading up to this evening's first kick.
At 11:30 this morning, you can watch the Los Angeles Galaxy at Houston on NBCSN.
At 5 p.m., you can watch the USA national team vs. Scotland, also on NBCSN.
At 7 p.m., there's Cascadia Cup action as Vancouver visits Portland, on ROOT.
And then, finally, it's the Sounders at Chivas. Here are the basics on that one:
SOUNDERS FC (7-3-2; 23 POINTS)AT CHIVAS USA (4-6-2; 14 POINTS)7:30 p.m., Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.TV: Channel 5. RADIO: 97.3 FM.CLUB LEADERS: For Seattle: G 4, Fredy Montero and David Estrada; A 2, four players; S 61, Montero; SOG 23, Montero; GAA 0.91, Bryan Meredith. For Chivas: G 2, Jose Correa and Juan Pablo Angel; A 2 Miller Bolanos and Ryan Smith; S 19, Angel; SOG 8, Angel; GAA 1.08, Dan Kennedy. HEAD TO HEAD: The series is even, 2-2-3. The Goats lead 2-1-1 at home. Last season, Seattle went 1-0-1. The clubs will meet again Aug. 25 at Chivas and Sept. 8 at Seattle. NOTES: Seattle takes a league-high nine-game unbeaten road streak (7-0-2) into this match. Chivas is 1-5 at home this season. … The Sounders are winless over their last three games (0-2-1), while the Goats are unbeaten (1-0-2). … Chivas is last in MLS with an average of 0.67 goals scored per game. Seattle leads MLS with 0.67 goals allowed. … Chivas keeper Kennedy is second in MLS with 46 saves. … The Sounders will be without midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, who was suspended two games by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. Sounders out due to injury include defenders Adam Johansson, Patrick Ianni and Leo Gonzalez. … Chivas midfielder Ben Zemanski (knee) is questionable. … Chivas averages 13,856 per home game. … The referee is Chris Penso.QUOTABLE: "James Riley has been playing consistently for them. He's a solid right back, and we look forward to seeing James again. He had a great run here and we really appreciate everything he did for us. We hope he does well, but not too well. With Pete (Vagenas), he's been in and out of the lineup so we'll see. I'm sure we'll see him there. I'm sure he'll have something to say." – Seattle coach Sigi Schmid on former Sounders playing for Chivas.NEXT: Seattle begins U.S. Open Cup play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, meeting the Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) at Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila. The Sounders return to MLS play June 16 at Montreal.