Sounders FC Match 7 Preview: Earth Grey!

Don't get eaten by a whale, Brad.

April 21, 2017

by Gregr

The lucky Sounders FC squad flies to soak up some sunshine and probably get In-N-Out on their Sunday road trip to Los Angeles. Lucky! After being dismantled by former SSFC star Freddy Montero, Seattle needs to beat up on a team that's been the biggest dang thorn in their side, LA Galaxy.

They're super annoying with all their success and terrible support. They're also bad this year so far with only 6 points in six games... wait a second, that's the same as Seattle. DANG IT.

Dempsey, Morris, Lodeiro, and Shipp have to figure out how to make an actual threat up front - I suggest magic, it confuses everyone. They should bring on a level 17 mage and cast invisibility or at least break the injury curse that's slowed Morris down. Potions? Schmetzer, get on your purple wizard hat, with the stars and swirls.

Short of doing that, we're gonna count on the usual duo of Ozzie and Roldan to control the midfield and hope to keep our Cirque du Soleil quality goalkeeper, Stefan Frei,  from having to make too many saves. 

When you tune in Sunday at 1p, just know that those kits you see are going to look super weird for both teams. Celebrating Earth Day, both teams will wear jerseys made from recycled ocean plastic - usually, ocean plastic is reserved for killing whales, dolphins, turtles and more, but Adidas and Parlay for the Oceans have teamed up to make these:

@SoundersFC is partnering with adidas, MLS & to wear jerseys made from Parley Ocean Plastic on Sunday.

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I like that grey MLS logo patch. Now, the tough part, the Galaxy jerseys:

For the oceans. -- The #LAGalaxy will don #adidasParley kits on Sunday, the first @MLS jerseys made from Parley Ocean Plastic. #LAvSEA

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With the exception that theirs are actually photographed at the ocean, they look almost identical. Be ready for some football-lines-on-a-soccer-field level confusion out there on Sunday!

LA Galaxy vs Seattle Sounders FC
Sunday 1pm PT
Stub-Hub Center - Carson, California
An actual match preview.