It looks like one group will play two of the three periods and another group will play the third
It's a sunny day here in Bradenton and temperatures are starting to warm up, but there is still a bit of wind.
I don't have lineups yet, so when they come, I will post them.
Seattle is wearing rave green shirts and socks with shale shorts. Orlando City SC is wearing all purple, but do not have numbers, so I probably won't be mentioning much about specific players on their team.
Seattle and Orlando City are both in 4-4-2 formations.
Off the opening kick, Fredy Montero fires a shot, but misses wide for a goal kick.
2: Fredy Montero rolls it into to corner for Mike Fucito, but it skips away before he can get to it for a goal kick.
3: Fredy Montero sends another ball to the corner, but it outruns Mauro Rosales for a goal kick.
6: Michael Gspurning springs off his line to smother a ball rolled into the box before the Orlando City forward can get to it.
6: Mauro Rosales gets into the right corner and crosses the ball to the box, but it's defended clear.
7: Alvaro Fernandez sends a cross in from the left side and it skips off a defenders head and away for a corner.
Seattle is doing a good job in the first ten minutes of controlling possession in the offensive half of the field. Orlando has made a couple of run-outs, but their posession time has been limited.
11: Great turn by Mauro Rosales on the endline, but his cross is snatched out of the air by the Orlando City GK.
12: WOW ... Mauro Rosales rolls the ball into the box for Osvaldo Alonso who pummels a shot, but it hits the bottom side of the crossbar and falls out to the goalkeeper for the stop. Unlucky for Ozzie.
14: Seattle earns their fourth corner kick when Mike Fucito gets into the box and his ball to the middle is defended away.
15: On another Seattle corner, Jeff Parke gets his head to a ball but it misses over the top, but it's ruled a corner kick, apparently deflected by a defender. ... Six CKs already for Seattle.
16: Orlando City gets out on a run on a ball over the top up the right side. They play the ball back to the middle, but Jhon Kennedy Hurtado defends it away.
17: Orlando City earns their first corner kick and Osvaldo Alonso takes possession away at the top of the box, running up the left side before playing to Fredy Montero in the middle, but his shot is defended off his foot, thought Seattle keeps the bal in the attacking end.
For those who have asked ... there is no captain in today's game. When we have one, it will be mentioned very early in the blog.
All of the CK's have been from the attacking right side and Mauro Rosales has taken all of them.
He went largely untested against Vancouver, outside of their chance in the first minute where his defender slipped on the grass. Otherwise, he's looked strong in organizing his defenders.
24: Fredy Montero went down briefly after a tangling of legs on a run up the left side ... after a short tending-to from the trainer, he returned to the field.
27: Orlando City gets on the board first. Their forward gets out on a run up the middle. Michael Gspurning springs out to get to the ball, but Dennis Chin chips it past him to the right, then rolls it into the net for the goal. Orlando City 1, Sounders FC 0.
29: Adam Johansson gets the ball into the box, but his ball to the middle is knocked away for a corner.
There's the end of the first period. The Sounders trail 1-0 after a goal by Dennis Chin.
Our schedule is on the site.
Not a lot of fouling, to be honest.
Not unless they plan to stream it.
Everybody looks good decked out in Sounders gear.
The second period is under way.
31: Zach Scott sends a great ball up the right side to Mike Seamon, who crosses it on the grass to the middle, but it is defended away for a corner kick.
32: Marc Burch takes the corner, but it's defended away by Orlando.
36: David Estrada picks the ball off the foot of his defender at the top of the box and crosses it to the far post. Sammy Ochoa gets his head to it for a shot, but it is stopped quickly by an alert defender.
38: Sammy Ochoa gets the ball into the corner and crosses to David Estrada for a header that Estrada nearly puts inside the far post, but the Orlando City goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo makes a diving finger-tip save.
42: Great run-up from the Sounders after Andrew Weber comes out to pick off an Orlando City free kick. He throws to David Estrada running up the middle, who plays wide to Sammy Ochoa. He runs up the side, but cuts it back to Christian Sivebaek, who plays it centrally to Mike Seamon. He then plays it back to the corner for Ochoa, who then sends a cross to the far post. Lamar Neagle gets his head to it, but it is defended, then grabbed by Miguel Gallardo.
Not today, no ... stress fracture has me on the shelf.
45: Nine new players sub on for Orlando City.
50: Mike Seamon plays a long ball to the corner for Christian Sivebaek, who outruns his defender into the box for a left-footed shot, but Sean Kelley makes the save diving to the near post.