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Gameday comes: Sounders-Revs at 6:30 (and remember, that's a spring-forward 6:30)

logorevs-12First, remember that last night was spring-forward night.

Then, you might what to check out The News Tribune's soccer page, which has lots of coverage for the Sounders and MLS seasons ahead.

And below, some details on the game that will start it all:

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION AT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC6:30 p.m., CenturyLink FieldTV: Fox Sports 1. RADIO: 97.3 FMHEAD TO HEAD: New England leads 4-3-2, including a 5-0 win last season in Massachusetts. The Sounders lead 2-1-1 in Seattle. This is the only scheduled meeting this season.NOTES: This is opener for both teams. Seattle has started all seven of its MLS seasons at home, while the Revs have opened 19 of their 20 seasons on the road. … Last season, Seattle had the best record in MLS at 20-10-4. New England was second in the East at 17-13-4. The Sounders won Supporters’ Shield and U.S. Open Cup. The Revolution was MLS Cup runner-up. … Both teams will be without a key designated player at midfield: Jermaine Jones (sports hernia) for New England, and Osvaldo Alonso (groin) for Seattle. Revs’ 2014 goals leader Lee Nguyen (groin) is questionable. So is Seattle center back Brad Evans, who missed most of the weeks’ training while representing Sounders players through the collective bargaining agreement in Washington, D.C. … This match is expected to mark the Seattle debut of Tyrone Mears, who has taken the starting right back spot previously manned by DeAndre Yedlin. … On the Revs’ roster are Keyln Rowe and former Sounder Sean Okoli, both of Federal Way. … A sellout crowd of more than 39,000 will be on hand. Gates open at 5 p.m. … The referee is Armando Villarreal.QUOTE: “Maybe we can help the Seahawks out and get a little bit of revenge against New England.” – Sounders’ coach Sigi Schmid

NEXT: The San Jose Earthquakes visit CenturyLink Field at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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