Welcome to Grande Sports World. We are about 20 minutes from kickoff.
Sounders FC starters: Kasey Keller, James Riley, Tyson Wahl, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Danny Earls, Alvaro Fernandez, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Steve Zakuani, Mike Fucito and Fredy Montero.
Chivas USA starters: Zach Thornton, Zarek Valentin, Jimmy Conrad, Michael Umana, Ante Jazic, Michael Lahoud, Victor Estupinan, Blair Gavin, Gerson Mayen, Francisco Mendoza and Alan Gordon.
We will be playing 2 45-minute halves today.
Leo Gonzalez will not play today - he flew back to Seattle this morning. His wife went into labor this morning with their second child.
Brad is doing some work on a side field right now with Pat Noonan, Blaise Nkufo and Taylor Graham.
4-4-2 for Seatte, 4-5-1 for Chivas
No formation change, just a bit of an adjustment. They have looked well together in training
Chivas kicks it off and we are under way
1: Seattle knocks a ball forward into the box, but Zach Thornton kicks it clear before Mike Fucito can get to it.
Biggest crowd of the week on hand today - easily over 100.
3: Erik Friberg plays it up the right sideline for Mike Fucito. His cross is defended away though.
4: Chivas plays a ball into the box from the left side, but Tyson Wahl and Erik Friberg defend it away.
5: Great ball by James Riley up the right side for Alvaro Fernandez, but it takes an odd bounce and Chivas takes possession.
8: A high ball into the box is knocked down by Alan Gordon, but right to Kasey Keller who picked it up off a bounce.
10: Fredy Montero gets the ball in Seattle's end, but is pulled to the ground before he can cross midfield.
12: Osvaldo Alonso springs Steve Zakuani forward up the left side, but he can't find a cross and Chivas takes it back.
14: James Riley gets a ball from Alvaro Fernandez up the right side, but his ball into the box is too strong and goes away for a goal kick.
15: Danny Earls knocks his mark to the ground at midfield for a foul.
They have definitely seen more of the ball.
16: Danny Earls knocks a wild Alan Gordon to the ground 30 yards out for a foul.
17: Chivas goes direct off the free kick, but the shot goes high for a goal kick.
It's not a diamond, but I wouldn't say it's flat either.
Yes on Cascadia Summit, no on others.
Friberg has pushed to the outside now with Fernandez in the middle.
20: Mike Fucito gets a shot away from the top of the box, but Zach Thornton makes the save.