Final: Sounders 2, Red Bulls 1. Sounders move to 8-3-2 and back to the top of the MLS standings.
ST: GOAL Sounders. Chad Barrett finishes a minute into stoppage time putting Seattle ahead 2-1. Assists to Dempsey and Mears.
74: Scott in for Evans. No obvious injury, but seems likely there's someting.
70' Marco Pappa with some dribble brilliance and an equalizer. 1-1. 70' Pappa just turned Chris Duvall around like big brother/little brother playing in the back yard.
Attendance: Sounders-Red Bulls attendance today from CenturyLink: 40,194. Indians-Mariners attendance today across the street from Safeco: 32,112.
64: Neagle on for Roldan.
Second half: ... is under way.
HT: Goals 1-0 NY, shots 6-3 NY, on target 3-1 NY; corners 1-1, fouls 9-5 NY; duels won 65% SEA; possession 56.7% SEA.Roster announcement: Brad Evans named to U.S. roster for upcoming friendlies at Netherlands, Germany. Dempsey not due to impending birth in family.
36' GOAL New York. Odd Evans handball set up free kick at top of area, and Sam heads in deflected free kick. Red Bulls, 1-0. Red Bulls goal ended 338-minute scoreless streak for Sounders, which was longest in MLS this season.
First 30 minutes: Scoreless. Lots of movement. A few good chances. But scoreless.
Minutes 12-13: Pair of great Sounders chances. First Roldan header just touched away by diving Robles. Then Oba pass to Dempsey just intercepted before he was free in space.
First 10 minutes: Pretty free-flowing start. Possession and better chances to Seattle.
First kick: ... has been struck. We're under way. Sun has popped out. Sounders in rave/blue. Red Bulls in white/red.
Lineups: For Sounders: Frei; Mears, Evans, Marshall, Remick; Roldan, Alonso, Rose, Pappa; Martins, Dempsey. Bench: Perkins, Golzalez, Scott, Ariza, Kovar, Neagle, Barrett.
Marshall had been held out of the Wednesday match with Colorado, and he's what he said was gained from that rest:
"I think it helps. Anytime you get three games in a week, and they’re three on turf, it takes a toll on the body. We’re a very deep team, and guys step in and do the job, and it’s nice when you have that luxury and you can rotate players and keep guys fresh."
For Red Bulls: Robles, Duvall, Perrinelle, Ouimette, Lawrence, Sam, McCarty, Felipe, Kljestan, Grella, Wright-Phillips. Reserves: Reynish, Davis, Lade, Abang, Obekop, Miller, Richards.
Pregame: It's a hazy, sunny, warming morning at CenturyLink Field, a little over two hours before the Sounders and New York Red Bulls meet in a game nationally televised on ESPN2.
The game also will be heard on the usual radio outlets, and blogged here with additional news and comments on Twitter @donruiztnt.
Remember that the Sounders caution there are several reasons traffic could be more challenging today than for most Sounders games -- including a 1:10 Mariners game across the street.
Here is some preview information on the match and the traffic.