Sounders Insider

Early look at final MLS weekend

More later. But for now...

Here's an overview on what's at stake across the league this weekend.

And here's a more detailed look at Dallas-Sounders:

FC DALLAS (11-12-6; 39 pts.)AT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (11-7-11; 44)7:30 p.m. Saturday, Qwest Field.TV: KONG 6/16.Radio: 97.3 FM, and 1210 AM (Spanish).Head-to-head: The teams tied 1-1 at Dallas on May 16.Team leaders: For Dallas – G 17, Jeff Cunningham; A 11, Dave van den Bergh; S 71, Cunningham; SOG 38; Cunningham. For Seattle – G 12, Fredy Montero; A 7, Nate Jaqua; S 81, Montero; SOG 29, Montero.Coach Sigi Schmid scouting report: “I think Daniel Hernandez has really helped them by becoming an anchor in the middle of midfield and has really allowed their two outside backs to just take off and go. When you’ve got a hot striker like Cunningham, everything is possible. He is on fire right now. You get enough balls in the box, and he is going to get on the end of something.”Notes: The Sounder could finish first, second or third in the West with a win; second, third or fourth with a draw; and fourth with a loss. Dallas is one of four teams tied for the eighth and final playoff spot and almost certainly needs a win to qualify. … FCD started the season 1-7-3, but has gone 7-3-1 since the All-Star break and takes a four-game winning streak into this match. … The Hoops lead the league with an average of 1.69 goals per game. … Cunningham is the MLS goals leader. Montero is tied for third. … Dallas defender George John is a rookie from the University of Washington. … Seattle has gone 404 minutes without a goal on its home pitch. … A Sounders win would move Sigi Schmid past Bob Bradley with an MLS career-record 125 coaching victories. … Any red cards issued will carry into the playoffs. Yellow-card accumulation does not. … The game is sold out. Next: First-round playoff series, determined by the aggregate score of a two-game home-and-away series. Opponent, dates and sites will be determined by the results of this weekend. Postseason tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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