Seattle Sounders Face Defending MLS Champion Real Salt Lake

Seattle Sounders FC and reigning MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake, two teams currently demonstrating winning ways, clash in a late-season Western Conference showdown Thursday night before a national television audience and capacity crowd on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field. First kick is 8 p.m. PT with the match telecast live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

Undefeated in its last four games against Western Conference foes, the Rave Green seeks its fourth straight home win before beginning an odyssey of four road matches being played in three nations over 12 days.

Real Salt Lake will be returning to the site of its most glorious night.  That occurred last November 22 when it prevailed over the L.A. Galaxy in a shoot-out to claim its first MLS Cup.

Sounders FC has compiled a 9-9-5 mark for 32 points in league play.  The team stands 12-11-7 overall.  It has recently been on domestic tear, losing only once with a glossy 7-1-2 mark in 10 games. The next...

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