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Game day comes: Sounders-Dallas at 7 p.m.

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FC DALLAS (5-3-1; 16 POINTS)AT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (6-2-1; 19 POINTS)7 p.m. Wednesday, CenturyLink Field.TV: JOEtv. RADIO: 97.3 FM.HEAD TO HEAD: The Sounders lead 7-2-4 overall and 4-1-1 in Seattle. Seattle won the previous meeting, 3-2, at Frisco, Texas. The clubs will conclude their regular season series there Sept. 24. NOTES: The Sounders have the best record in MLS, are unbeaten over their last five games and have won their last four. Dallas has lost three of its last four matches after starting the season 4-0-1. … These are the top scoring teams in MLS. Seattle has 20 goals, and Dallas has 18. … The Hoops have allowed nine goals over their last four matches. … Obafemi Martins has scored in three straight games for the Sounders and is the only MLS player with at least four goals and four assists this season. … Dallas’ balanced attack is led by four players with three goals each: Blas Perez, Mauro Diaz, Je-Vaughn Watson and Michel. … Watson is out due to disciplinary suspension. Diaz is questionable with a knee injury. Also questionable due to knee injury is Dallas defender George John, who attended the University of Washington. … Seattle left back Leo Gonzalez (hamstring) is questionable, while left back Dylan Remick (ankle) is out. … Dallas is 1-1-1 on the road. The Sounders are 3-2 at home. … The referee is Baldomero Toledo.QUOTABLE: “They’re a team that has good speed. They’re very dangerous on set pieces. … They get Michel back against us, and his service and their size definitely becomes an issue.” – Seattle coach Sigi Schmid on FC Dallas.NEXT: The Sounders visit the New England Revolution at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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