Columbus Crew SC are looking to get a bad taste out of their mouths after a letdown a week ago against D.C. United. The Black and Gold were riding high after two straight wins at home before falling 2-0 at D.C.
Columbus welcomes in one of Major League Soccer's top teams, the Seattle Sounders, who come in on the back of three consecutive wins. In mid-April, the Sounders defeated the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on the road, before a 1-0 home victory over the Portland Timbers a week later. Last weekend, Seattle traveled to the Big Apple and defeated expansion side New York City FC 3-1.
Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins are the big names for the Rave Green, but those two don't tell the whole story. The Sounders also possess two former Crew SC players on their back line, Chad Marshall and Brad Evans, as well talented midfielders. All the options for Seattle will keep the Black and Gold on their toes. Can they contain this high-powered attack?
Here's how you find out.
How to Watch
Date/Time: Saturday May 9, 7:00 p.m. E.T
Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Watch: TWC SportsChannel (English); MLS Direct Kick
Stream: MLS Live (English)
Listen: CD102.5 FM (English) La Mega 103.1 FM (Spanish), or live audio stream