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Game day comes: Sounders at FC Dallas

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SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC (17-8-3; 54 POINTS)AT FC DALLAS (13-10-6; 45 POINTS)6 p.m. Wednesday, Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas.TV: JOEtv. RADIO: 97.3 FM.HEAD TO HEAD: The Sounders lead 8-2-4 in all regular-season meetings and 3-1-3 at Dallas. Seattle won both previous meetings this season by one goal. This is the final meeting of the regular season.NOTES: The Sounders are tied with Los Angeles atop the MLS points race, while Dallas is fourth in the Western Conference. … Dallas is 1-3 over its last four matches including a 2-1 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday. The Sounders’ four-game winning streak ended Saturday with a 4-1 loss at New York. … Dallas has won six straight home matches. … Seattle is second in MLS with 52 goals. Dallas is tied for fourth with 49. … Blas Perez and Fabian Castillo share Dallas’ goals lead with nine, followed by Michel (8) and rookie Tesho Akindele (7). Obafemi Martins leads Seattle with 13 goals and nine assists. He is one short of Eddie Johnson’s single-season goals record, while Clint Dempsey is two away. … Seattle midfielder Gonzalo Pineda is questionable with an ankle injury suffered Saturday at New York. … Dallas averages 16,786 per home game, about 2,000 below the league attendance average. … Seattle defender Zac Scott is one yellow card away from accumulation suspension. … The referee is Mark Geiger.QUOTABLE: “They’re fast. … They’ve got good speed with Castillo. (Andres) Escobar has really come into his own. Akindele has done well with Bras Perez. They seem to have found a unit in the middle of the back with (Zach) Loyd and Hedges. So from that standpoint they have definitely solidified their lineup.” – Seattle coach Sigi Schmid on FC DallasNEXT: Chivas USA visits CenturyLink Field at 3 p.m. Saturday.