The Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids are taking different views of history. Seattle’s sixth game usually triggers a stout run of form, while Colorado has been anything but stout lately against Seattle. Will tradition hold for the Sounders or can the Rapids shatter the status quo? Barring a nil-nil draw, something’s gotta give.
Both teams should both be pretty healthy. Burch and Cronin should be out for Colorado, and Dempsey, though he traveled, still has Klinnsmannitis, a hammy wounded in service to his country. Seattle finally has all options at midfield: Ozzie is back, Pappa isn’t representing Guatemala, and Pineda is back from suspension. Last week’s bridesmaid, Lamar Neagle, may be out of the midfield only because he starts up top with Oba.
Bold Prediction: I am sitting a little higher on the horse (okay actually at my desk (but sometimes I wish it was a horse!)), after acing my dos a cero prediction from Wednesday. Let’s see if the clairvoyance holds: Sounders 2-0. The Rapids outburst was a fluke and Seattle could’ve had 4 last week.