The Colorado Rapids are facing off against the Seattle Sounders today in Seattle in the second preseason game and first of two in the northwest. With both teams most likely putting out their first team squads it could provide an interesting look into the battle for the third playoff spot this year in the incredibly strong Western Conference.
With most power rankings and people with common sense giving the first two spots in the West to Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy in either order, the coveted third automatic playoff spot in the West looks to most likely fall toward the current champion Colorado Rapids, the Sounders or last year's runner up, FC Dallas. With strong squads on both sides who will surely be challenging for top three spots - if not dark horses for the Supporters Shield - and former Sounder Sanna Nyassi looking to get a starting spot in Colorado's midfield there are a couple of fun story-lines you might see out of this one.
Today's game will take place in Seattle at 8 PM Mountain Standard Time.