Seattle Sounders, sitting semi-pretty in fifth place in the West and having a chance to move up to fifth in overall points, are riding a crazy wave of momentum going into this match against the Houston Dynamo.
The Dynamo, on the other hand, started the season strong and have fizzled out a bit. They're currently seventh in the West and in danger of losing out on the playoffs.
The Sounders certainly have the potential to take three points from this match. Fredy Montero has been absolutely on fire recently. Blaise Nkufo is really solidifying the front. Having Osvaldo Alonso in midfield helps to keep a bit of pressure off the defense. And the newest face, Alvaro Fernandez, made a huge impact last week when he scored the goal against Metapan that allowed the Sounders through to the group stages of the Champions League. Although it sounds like Fernandez will once again be a later-game substitution, he'll likely get at least a few moments tonight.
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