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Gameday: Red Bulls at Sounders, 7 p.m.

A quick look at tonight's game:

NEW YORK RED BULLS (5-2-8; 23 PTS.)AT SOUNDERS FC (6-4-7; 25 PTS.)7 p.m., CenturyLink Field.TV: ESPN2. RADIO: 97.3 FM (99.3 FM in Spanish).HEAD TO HEAD: The series is even at 2-2-1. New York beat Seattle 1-0 at Red Bulls Arena on March 19.TEAM LEADERS: For New York – G 8, Thierry Henry; A 4, three players; S 29, Henry; SOG 15, Henry; GAA 0.86, Bouna Condoul. For Seattle , – G 4, Brad Evans; A 4, Fredy Montero; S 49, Montero; SOG 19, Montero; GAA 0.88, Kasey Keller. NOTES: New York is tied for the fewest losses in the league, and is 1-1-6 over its last eight matches. Seattle is 2-0-2 over its last four. The Sounders are 3-2-3 at home, New York is 1-1-5 away. … The Red Bulls will be without Rafael Marquez (Mexico) and Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream (USA) due to international duty. Henry and Seattle defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado are out due to red card suspension. Sounders midfielder Brad Evans (hamstring) is doubtful. … Sounders Osvaldo Alonso and Leo Gonzalez are one caution away from a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation. … Sounders defender Jeff Parke played five seasons in New York and was named to the Red Bulls Best XI team. … Extra upper deck seating will be opened for $15 per ticket, and a Sounders record crowd is expected. … A free Summer Block Party will be held in the north parking lot starting at 5 p.m. … The referee is Michael Kennedy.QUOTABLE: “(Jan Gunnar) Solli has been a good addition for their team. (Teemu) Tainio has been as good a central midfielder as there is in this league in terms of distributing the ball. They have still got (Dwayne) De Rosario up front. There’s still (Joel) Lindpere on the field. (Dane) Richards comes back into their fold this week. So they are still very dangerous that can attack in a number of different ways.” – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid.NEXT: 1 p.m. Sunday, New England Revolution, CenturyLink Field.
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