The Colorado Rapids arrive at CenturyLink Field today for a 1 p.m. match with Sounders FC.
Here's the TNT preview, dealing with the Sounders' defense, which has allowed only two goals in four games -- one of those by PK.
Here's the Denver Post's take on the Brian Mullan controversy.
And here's a quick overview of today's game, which feels like a pretty big one in the West for this early in the season.
COLORADO RAPIDS (3-2-0; 9 POINTS)AT SOUNDERS FC (2-1-1; 7 POINTS)1 p.m., CenturyLink Field.TV: KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM.CLUB LEADERS: For Colorado: G 2, Omar Cummings; A 4, Kosuke Kimura; S 16, Cummings; SOG 7, Cummings; GAA 1.40, Matt Pickens. For Seattle: G 4, David Estrada; A 2, Alvaro Fernandez; S 16, Fredy Montero; SOG 7, Estrada; GAA 0.50, Michael Gspurning. HEAD TO HEAD: Sounders lead 4-1-1 overall, and 3-0 in Seattle. The Sounders swept both games last season. The Rapids return to Seattle on July 7, and the Sounders visit Colorado on July 28. NOTES: Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani remains unavailable due to right leg fractures suffered April 22 on a reckless tackle by Colorado’s Brian Mullan. Mullan is expected to be in uniform today. … Mauro Rosales (knee) and Adam Johansson (hamstring) are doubtful. Colorado striker Casey Conor is out, as are Jamie Smith, Anthony Wallace and Pablo Mastroeni. … Seattle is 2-1 at home; the Rapids are 1-2 on the road. … Six players have scored for the Rapids. … Colorado defender Tyrone Marshall played the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Sounders. … The referee is Baldomero Toledo.QUOTABLE: “I just want my team to get back to winning ways in front of the home fans. I’ll be here like a fan as always, supporting the guys, wanting us to get off to a good start. Ten points after five games would be good, so that’s what my focus is. I’m not thinking about anyone on their team. – Zakuani, on the Mullan controversy.NEXT: Chicago Fire, 5:30 p.m. April 28; Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.