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Saturday comes: Sounders at Dallas, 6 p.m.

A quick look at this evening's game:

SOUNDERS FC (11-5-9; 42 PTS.) AT FC DALLAS (12-6-7; 43 PTS.)6 p.m., Pizza Hut Park; Frisco, Texas.TV: KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM.HEAD TO HEAD: 1-1-3 overall and 0-0-2 at Pizza Hut Park. Dallas won the other meeting this season, 1-0, in Seattle on May 25.TEAM LEADERS: For Seattle – G 6, Alvaro Fernandez and Fredy Montero; A 7 Mauro Rosales; S 68, Montero; SOG 27, Montero; GAA 1.08, Kasey Keller. For Dallas – G 10, Brek Shea; A 5, Andrew Jacobson; S 61, Shea; SOG 23, Marvin Chavez; GAA 1.04, Kevin Hartman.NOTES: These clubs have the second- and third-highest point totals in MLS, behind Los Angeles (48). … Dallas is 8-2-3 at home; Seattle is 5-3-5 on the road. … The Hoops lead MLS is shots on goal (337). … Both teams had midweek CONCACAF Champions League matches. Seattle beat Comunicaciones, 4-1, on Tuesday; Dallas beat Pumas, 1-0, on Wednesday. … Dallas defender George John of Shoreline and the University of Washington is out due to red-card suspension. … Dallas acquired defender Jeremy Hall in a trade with Portland on Friday in exchange for midfielder Eric Alexander. … Sounders Servando Carrasco and Tyson Wahl are one caution away from a one-game suspension for yellow-card accumulation. … The high temperature in Frisco today is expected to reach 104 degrees. …The referee is Dave Gantar.QUOTABLE: “They’re in good form. The weather’s going to be rough for us, but no excuses. We can go in, play the way we’re capable of playing, and get some points.” – Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller.NEXT: The Sounders visit Monterrey at 5 p.m. Tuesday for their second match of CONCACAF Champions League group play. Seattle returns to MLS action Aug. 27 at home against Columbus.
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