Sounders win it, 2-1.
Seattle moves to 14-8-4 on season. The Sounders have won seven of their last eight matches. Fire remains winless in all-time series.
Here are some notes from the club:
• Sounders FC extended its club record home unbeaten streak to 12 games (9-0-3), matching the San Jose Earthquakes for the longest home unbeaten streak this season.
89" GOAL Seattle. Own goal off Fire's Gonzalo Segares. Zack Scott had threaded it in front of the goal. Soundes, 2-1.
82' Zach Scott on for Marc Burch.
79' David Estrada on for Mauro Rosales.
Second half: ... has just begun. One Chicago change: Juan Luis Anangono on for Mike Magee.
Goals 1-1; shots 11-7 SEA; on goal 3-3; corners 4-3 SEA; duels won, 55.6% SEA; possession, 54.6 SEA.
40' GOAL Sounders. Lamar Neagle again, this time getting his foot to a nice Marc Burch cross to the front of the goalmouth. 1-1. Seventh goal of the season for Neagle, pulling him even with Eddie Johnson and Obafemi Martins for the team lead.
31' Sean Johnson makes nice save on Osvalso Alonso PK.
25' GOAL Fire. Mike Magee gets behind Seattle defense and beats Gspurning to far post. Three-game and 310-minute shutout streak over. Magee's 15th goal of the season. Chicago, 1-0.
First 15 minutes: Up and down action. Obafemi Martins has had chances, including one very good chance provided by brilliant Neagle moves and pass. But Oba fired well over bar.
First kick: ... has been struck. We're under way. Sounders in rave/blue; Fire in red/red.
Lineup: Gspurning; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales (C), Alonso, Rose, Burch; Neagle, Martins. Reserves: Hahnemann, Scott, Ianni, Carrasco, Estrada, Zavaleta, Caskey.
Obafemi Martins returns lineup after missing four games with an ankle sprain. And with Seattle playing its third game in either days, Andy Rose brings fresh legs in his first start since July 3. This will mark Hurtado's 100th regular-season appearance with the club.
For the Fire: Johnson; Anibaba, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Alex, Pause (C), Larentowicz, Duka, Rolfe; Magee. Reserves: Tornaghi, Jumper, Paladini, Nyarko, Anangono, Amarikwa, Thompson.
Pregame: It's a sunny afternoon at CenturyLink Field about two hours before first kick of Sounders-Fire. Coverage will begin on NBCSN at 7 p.m. Pacific, but the actual first kick is scheduled for 7:23. The game also can be heard on usual radio outlets. I will keep this blog open, and also have updates on Twitter @donruiztnt.