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MLS First Kick 2011, Seattle Sounders Vs. LA Galaxy: Lineups

We're just a few short minutes away from MLS First Kick, with the Seattle Sounders hosting the LA Galaxy at Qwest Field. The big surprise in the Sounders lineup is the inclusion of Steve Zakuani, who was thought to be regulated to the bench to continue recovering from a hip injury.

The other big shock, of course, is the news that Swiss international Blaise Nkufo has parted ways with Seattle, effective immediately. Read more here.

Sounders FC lineup: GK Keller, D Riley, D Hurtado, D Parke, D Gonzalez, M Fernandez, M Alonso, M Friberg, M Zakuani, F Montero, F White

Substitutes: GK Terry Boss, M Servando Carrasco, D Patrick Ianni, D/M/F Roger Levesque, M/F Lamar Neagle, D Zach Scott, M/F Miguel Montano

L.A. Galaxy lineup: GK Saunders, D Franklin, D DeLaGarza, D Leonardo, D Dunivant, M Beckham, M Birchall, M Juninho, M Donovan, F Magee, F Barrett

Substitutes: GK Brian Perk, M Paolo Cardozo, D Frankie Hejduk, D Bryan Jordan, M Jovan Kirovski, M Miguel Lopez, M Michael Stephens

Via @joshuamayers