The Seattle Sounders and Tottenham Hotspur are hours away from facing each other at Century Link Field. While this is a friendly match between both teams, it will be one with electricity and excitement for both squads and their supporters.
The players to watch in this match are Osvaldo Alonso, De Andre Yedlin, Damion Lowe, Clint Dempsey, Sean Okoli, and Obafemi Martins. Alonso from San Cristobal, Cuba is the MVP [Most Valued Player] for the team four consecutive times.
Alonso started 26 matches and logged 2179 minutes during the season. De Andre Yedlin made strides during the 2014 World Cup and is the 2013 MLS All Stars recipient.Yedlin is well known for his attack and possess mode in matches.
Martins scored 103 goals within 316 appearances in matches. The Sounders are currently in first place in the MLS Western Conference with 38 points including 12 wins, four losses, two drawn [tied], 35 goals for and 24 against which results in a differential of 11.
The English team was in sixth place during the previous EPL season and will participate in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League. This is the first Spurs match under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino who admitted the level of difficulty in this encounter.
Brad Friedel or Hugo Lloris may be the goalkeepers in this match with the participation of strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado. Paulinho may be one of the midfielders along with Erik Lamela, Etienne Capoue, and Andros Townsend.
Danny Rose may have to step up in the defense which may be weak secondary to the absence of Vlad Chiriches who is sick. It would be a mistake if Benoit Assou-Ekkoto were to play defense taking into account his headbutt incident during the last World Cup.
This is expected to be a tough match with the possibility of a Spur victory although the Sounders may surprise the spectators.