A quick early look at tomorrow's match:
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (3-6-2; 11 pts.)AT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC(3-5-3; 12 pts.)7:30 p.m. Saturday, Qwest Field.TV: KONG.RADIO: 97.3 FM (1210 AM in Spanish).HEAD TO HEAD: New England is the only MLS team never to have surrendered a point to the Sounders. The Revs swept last season, 1-0 in Seattle and 2-0 in Foxborough, Mass. This season’s return match is Sept. 4 at Gillette Stadium.TEAM LEADERS: For N.E. – G 5, Zack Schilawski; A 4 Kheli Dube; S 17, Dube; SOG 10 Dube. For Seattle – G 3, Fredy Montero, Steve Zakuani; A 3, Montero; S 29 Montero; SOG 10, Montero.SIGI SCHMID SCOUTING REPORT: “They are a team that, just like us, haven’t gotten the results that they would have wanted so far this season. They have had some injury problems and people missing, as well. But with Shalrie Joseph back … they are a much better team … because he sort of pulls the strings and orchestrates things for them.”NOTES: Seattle is 2-3-1 at home, hasn’t won at Qwest since April 17, and hasn’t scored at home since May 1. The Revolution is 1-4 on the road. … The Revs beat short-handed New York last week, snapping a seven-game winless run. … The Sounders have taken only four points over their last six games. However, Seattle’s three wins have come against Eastern Conference clubs. … The Revolution is expected to start No. 3 goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth. Matt Reis is listed as doubtful while recovering from off-season surgery, and backup Preston Burpo suffered a fractured leg last week against New York. … New England’s Sainey Nyassi and Seattle’s Sanna Nyassi are twin brothers. However, they have never shared the pitch in an MLS game. … This will be the first game pairing coaches – Schmid and New England’s Steve Nicol -- who have 100 or more career MLS wins. … First-year Sounder Pat Noonan played five seasons with the Revs and is third on their career assists list and fourth in goals. Defender James Riley spent his first three MLS seasons at New England. … Seattle’s Freddy Ljungberg leads MLS with 55 corner kicks, and Ljungberg and Montero are second and third respectively in fouls suffered. … If Tyrone Marshall is cautioned, he will suffer a one-game disciplinary suspension. If he is not, one yellow card will be removed from his season total. … The referee is Jorge Gonzalez.NEXT: D.C. United, 7 p.m. Thursday, Qwest Field.