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Saturday comes: Sounders @ Toronto, 4 p.m.

Here's a quick Sigi Schmid scouting report on Toronto FC:

"They are a team that I think they change the lineup as often as we do for different reasons, more for CD (coach’s decision). You know they are going to play a 4-3-3. You know they are going to try and spread the field. You know they are going to try and use their goalkeeper to help them build out of the back. But who’s going to be where you’re not quite sure of. Now with Canada getting knocked out, is [Julian] De Guzman going to come back in right away to the first team or not? That becomes a question for them as well. We will see how it goes tonight but they are still a team that with [Maicon] Santos and [Alan] Gordon is back on the field for them now. They got a good result in L.A., especially getting scored on basically in the 90th minute and coming back in injury time and tying it up. I’m sure it helped them in terms of their psychology and their momentum. It’s going to be a dangerous game.”

... and a quick overview of the match:

SOUNDERS FC (5-4-7; 22 PTS.)AT TORONTO FC (2-5-9, 15 PTS.)4 p.m., BMO Field, Toronto.TV: KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM (99.3 FM in Spanish).HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads, 3-1-1, including a 3-0 win April 30 at Qwest Field. The Sounders are 1-1 at BMO Field, including their inaugural road win in 2009.TEAM LEADERS: For Seattle – G 4, Brad Evans; A 4, Fredy Montero; S 48, Montero; SOG 18, Montero; GAA 0.94, Kasey Keller. For TFC 5, Maicon Santos; A3, Danleigh Borman; S 39, Santos; SOG 11, Santos; GAA 1.56, Stefan Frei. NOTES: This marks the midpoint of each team’s MLS regular season schedule. … Toronto has scored 15 goals and allowed 25, the worst differential in MLS. … The Reds are 0-2-4 over their last six games, including a scoreless draw at New England on Wednesday. Seattle is unbeaten over its last three. … This season, Toronto is 2-2-4 at home; Seattle is 2-2-5 away, including 0-2-2 in the Eastern Time Zone. … Toronto midfielder Nathan Sturgis played the previous two seasons with Seattle. … Sounders Servando Carrasco (knee) and Alvaro Fernandez (hamstring) are listed as probable. … Toronto midfielder Gianluca Zavarise is out due to disciplinary suspension. Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso and defender Leo Gonzalez are one caution away from a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation. … The referee is Yader Reyes.NEXT: 7 p.m. Thursday, New York Red Bulls, Qwest Field.
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