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Quick look to Sounders-at-Rapids, 6:30, FSC

I'll have more on the match is it ticks closer. For now, a quick overview:

SOUNDERS FC (1-2-3, 6 pts.)AT COLORADO RAPIDS (3-2-0, 9 pts.)6:30 p.m., Dick’s Sports Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.TV: Fox Soccer Channel. RADIO: 97.3 FM (99.3 FM in Spanish).HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 2-1-1, but the Sounders are 0-1-1 at Colorado. The Rapids will visit Qwest Field on July 16.TEAM LEADERS: For Seattle – G 2, O’Brian White and Steve Zakuani; A 2, White and Zakuani; S 16, Fredy Montero; SOG, 9, Montero; GAA 1.17, Kasey Keller. For Colorado – G 2, three players tied; A 1, seven players tied; S 8, Omar Cummings; SOG, 4, Caleb and Jamie Smith; GAA 1.20, Matt Pickens. NOTES: Colorado is the reigning MLS Cup champion. The Rapids have lost back-to-back games by a combined score of 4-0. … Colorado is 30-45-12 all-time at DSG Park, and 20-0-6 when scoring first at home. The Rapids have scored three or more goals in six of their last eight home games. … Colorado career goals leader Conor Casey (hamstring) is questionable. Midfielder Pablo Mastroeni (Achilles), who missed the last two games is probable. … On the Rapids roster are former Sounders Tyrone Marshall and Sanna Nyassi. Nyassi is probable with a hamstring strain. … The Sounders are as healthy as they have been all season with only Pat Noonan appearing on the injury report (probable with a quad strain). Noonan came to the Sounders after being waived by Colorado. … Seattle is 1-0-3 in its last four games. … This is the second game of a stretch where Seattle plays four of five games on the road. The run began with a 2-2 draw last week at Philadelphia. … Seattle leads the league in shots (85) and shots on goal (30). … The referee is Silviu Petrescu.QUOTABLE: “Mastroeni, is he going to be back or not back? Is Casey going to be able to even play off the bench? Those are question marks for them. But they are a good quality team that obviously wants to get back on the winning trail.” – Sounders coach Sigi SchmidNEXT: Toronto FC, 7 p.m. April 30, Qwest Field.
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