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Quick look to FC Dallas at Sounders, 7 p.m.

The Sounders end their three-game homestand (1-0-1 so far) vs. FC Dallas tonight at Qwest.

Here's our preview story from this morning's News Tribune.

And a quick scouting overview:

FC DALLAS (5-3-3, 18 PTS.)AT SOUNDERS FC (4-3-5, 17 PTS.)7 p.m., Qwest Field.TV: KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM (99.3 FM in Spanish).HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads, 1-0-3. The return match is Aug. 20 at Frisco, Texas.TEAM LEADERS: For Dallas – G 3, Brek Shea and David Ferreira; A 3, Melvin Chavez; S 22, Chavez; SOG 7, Chavez; GAA 0.91, Kevin Hartman. For Seattle – G 4, Brad Evans; A 3, Mauro Rosales and Fredy Montero; S 36, Montero; SOG 16, Montero; GAA 0.92; Kasey Keller. NOTES: Dallas has four straight shutouts and hasn’t allowed a goal over its last 399 minutes. That puts the Hoops 16 minutes short of the club record, and 15 minutes short of the longest shutout streak of this MLS season (Columbus). … Seattle has scored one goal in four straight games. Dallas has scored three goals over its last four matches. … This concludes a three-game homestand in which the Sounders are 1-0-1 so far. … Dallas is without reigning MLS most valuable player David Ferreira, who suffered a broken ankle on April 23, the day after Seattle midfielder Steve Zakuani suffered what is expected to be a season-ending leg fracture. … Dallas defender George John played at the University of Washington. … Sounders midfielders Erik Friberg (ankle) and Brad Evans (groin) could be available. … FC Dallas leads MLS in the difference between fouls committed and fouls suffered. The defending Western Conference Champions have been fouled 33 more times than they have fouled opposing teams this season. Meanwhile, no team in MLS has been whistled for more fouls than the Seattle Sounders. ... A caution to Leo Gonzalez will result in a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation. ... The referee is Baldomero Toledo. ... Donations of non-perishable food or cash will be taken at stadium gates for Food Lifeline, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington.QUOTABLE: “It’s difficult when you have a midweek game because you really don’t have a lot of training time to work on (cohesion), so a lot of it is like on-the-job training. They’ve got to figure it out on the field, but they are intelligent players and they will be able to do that. This is an important game for us, and we’ve got to get after it.” – Sounders coach Sigi SchmidNEXT: 6 p.m. Saturday, at Real Salt Lake.
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