Sounders Insider

Saturday comes: Rapids-Sounders at 3

LogoRapidsThe Sounders return to the pitch at 3 p.m. this afternoon, hoping to continue a six-game win streak against the Colorado Rapids.

Here is our preview from today's paper, and below are some basics:

SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (0-3-2; 2 POINTS)AT COLORADO RAPIDS (2-3-2; 8 POINTS)3 p.m., Dicks’ Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo.TV: KONG 6/16. RADIO: 97.3 FM.HEAD TO HEAD: Seattle leads 7-1-1 overall and 2-1-1 at Colorado. The Sounders have won the last six meetings.NOTES: Sounders FC remains the only MLS club without a win. Colorado started 0-2-3 but has won back-to-back shutouts and is one of five teams six points ahead of Seattle in the Western Conference standings. … Rapids rookie Deshorn Brown has two goals – the only player on either team with multiple goals. … Rapids midfielder Nathan Sturgis played the 2009-10 seasons with Seattle. … The Sounders are expected to be as healthy as they’ve been all season, with only reserve forward David Estrada (eye) known to be out. Rapids listed as questionable include forward Edson Buddle, midfielders Nick LaBrocca, Pablo Mastroeni and Martin Rivero, and defender Brian Mullan, whose reckless tackle injured Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani on this pitch in 2011. … The referee is Silviu Petrescu.QUOTABLE: “We’ve got to be ready for physical duels. Atiba Harris is a physical player. So is Edson Buddle. Deshorn Brown has got good pace. So we’ve got to be ready for the pace, we’ve got to be ready for the physicalness there.” – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on facing the Rapids.NEXT: Sounders at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. May 4.