Alvaro Fernandez is on the bench after firing the Sounders to an historic win against Monterrey on Tuesday while Mike Fucito is back in the starting lineup alongside Fredy Montero. Aside from Neagle it's a predictable first-choice eleven for the Sounders with the somewhat weakened side started against Monterrey allowing Sigi Schmid to rest key players after a grueling match in Dallas.
All eyes will be on a weakened Crew back line as the visitors are without Julius James due to yellow card accumulation.
Seattle Sounders Starting XI:
Kasey Keller; James Riley, Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Tyson Wahl; Mauro Rosales, Osvaldo Alonso, Erik Friberg, Lamar Neagle; Fredy Montero, Mike Fucito
Seattle Sounders Bench:
Terry Boss, Servando Carrasco, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez, Nate Jaqua, Roger Levesque, Zach Scott
Columbus Crew Starting XI:
Will Hesmer; Sebastian Miranda, Rich Balchan, Chad Marshall, Josh Gardner; Kevin Burns, Emmanuel Ekpo, Robbie Rogers, Dilly Duka; Andres Mendoza, Emilio Renteria.
Columbus Crew Bench:
Alex Riggs, Bernardo Anor, Jeff Cunningham, Eric Gehrig, Tom Heinemann, Justin Meram, Danny O'Rourke