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Seattle Soccer Examiner

Seattle Soccer Examiner

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sounders host Rhinos Wednesday at Starfire

Seattle Sounders Press Release:
(Tukwila, WA)- The Seattle Sounders (1-1-2) square off against the Rochester Rhinos, Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA.

The Rhinos are finishing off a west coast swing that included a 0-0 draw in Portland last Thursday and a 0-1 loss in Vancouver on Saturday night. Through five games, the Rhinos are bottom of the table with one point but have put together some good performances in Portland and Vancouver during the past week.

Coach Schmetzer is more then aware of the threat that a team searching for their first win possesses.

“It’s difficult to play against a team that has yet to win their first game. Those teams are dangerous because they’re desperate; they work extra hard, and are more intense trying to get that win”, Schmetzer said. “I’m preparing my players for a battle.”

Tickets are still available, ticket prices are $13 in advance and $15 at the gate. Extra bleachers have been set up on the Southside of the complex to seat an additional 1,000 people. Fans are encouraged to show up early for all matches at Starfire to avoid traffic congestion.

Seattle’s next home game is Sunday, May 18 at Starfire against the Atlanta Silverbacks.

Game Notes:

· Saturday night’s opener drew over 10,000 people to Qwest Field. At 10,184, the game was the third largest attendance for a Sounders game at Qwest Field.

· Zach Scott was named to the USL team of the week after leading the Sounders backline to a shutout of Portland.

· Roger Levesque has been cleared to play after sitting out the last two games with an ankle sprain.

· Andre Schmid received a possible broken nose in training on Monday. He will be available for Wednesday’s match.

· Tomorrow night’s game is Rochester’s last of five away games to start the season. Their home opener is Saturday night against Charleston.

· The Rhinos are still searching for their first goal of the season having drawn blanks in Charleston, Minnesota, Portland, and Vancouver.

· Rochester goalkeeper Scott Vallow was named to the USL team of the week for allowing only one goal in the last two matches on the road.

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