This week’s league match finds Sounders FC in Boston at the end of a three-game 10,000 mile road trip. After last week’s Cascadia Cup clinching victory at Vancouver (led by Soooooooopa Freddie Montero’s two goals) Sounders travelled to Guatemala City. The club didn’t fare quite as well in Guatemala City against Communicaciones. Against the central American side Sounders were led by beloved midfielder Osvaldo Alonso who fired home twice to rescue a single point. Saturday’s match will represent a challenge for the club as New England has been struggling for results recently and is surely hungry for a win. Revs are led by the talismanic midfielder Shalrie Joseph who has eight goals and a single assist on the 2011 season. Forward Rajko Lekic and fellow midfielder and US international midfielder Bennie Feilhaber round of the top three in goals scored with six and three respectively. Even though he hasn’t been with the team long Feilhaber is proving his worth and leading the Revs in assists with four. Co-leading the list is defender Chris Tierney with four as well, rounding out the top three is midfielder Pat Phelan on three. The keys to the match for the Sounders will be shutting down the Revs danger man Shalrie Joseph. He’s the lynchpin to the Revs attack. If they stay strong on him and on defense they will be able to shut down the Revs attack. Next on the list: find a way to beat the always clever Matt Reis. He’s a crafty veteran that has been in the league a long time. If they can move the ball around and attack on a counter it should leave the Revs vulnerable. If you haven’t had a chance to meet the Cascadia Cup be sure to make it out for our Seattle viewing party. It will be held at the Atlantic Crossing, just north of the University District in Seattle. There you’ll be able to take pictures and drink out out of the cup. Hell, you can do almost anything you want with it. The only thing you won’t be allowed to do is take it home. 2012 Season Ticket Update: Are you an ECS member who doesn’t have a ticket in the Brougham End and want to change that? We’re looking for members who want to move into the ECS Section for next year. We simply need your name, phone number and email in addition to how many tickets you want. Head here to read more: http://www.weareecs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14116. Oh, if you want to be close but not participate you’re in luck. The seats above the ECS Section will also be part of the “ECS Section” next year. Simply click head here and let us know how many tickets you want in upper 121-123: http://www.weareecs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14116. Looking To Get More Great Gear? We overbought on the ECS Bottle Openers last year. Oops. But, our mistake is your gain. We’ve closing out the bottle openers to members at a 31% discount. Click on through and get yourself a bottle opener, a shirt, replacement scarf, etc. Talk about Saturday’s fixture here: http://www.weareecs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=15771 ECS Viewing Parties SEATTLE Emerald City Supporters Seattle: Atlantic Crossing 6508 Roosevelt Way Seattle, WA 206.729.6266 21+ only PARTIES OUTSIDE SEATTLE Armed Services Group Tacoma: The Office 813 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA (253) 572-3222 Black Hills Militia Lakewood/DuPont: McNamara’s Pub and Eatery 1595 Wilmington Drive DuPont, WA 98327 (253) 964-9200 253 Defiance Puyallup: Twisted Kilt 109 Meridian Ave Puyallup, WA West Sound Armada Bremerton: Cloverleaf Sports Bar & Grill 1240 Hollis Street Bremerton, WA 98310 509 Prime Spokane: Tecate Grill 2503 W. Wellesley Ave Spokane, WA 99205 (509) 327-7817 Bellingham Border Boys Bellingham:The Copper Hog 1327 North State Street Bellingham, WA 98225-5711 (360) 927-7888 Wenatchee: The Wildcard 560 Valley Mall Parkway East Wenatchee, WA 98802 (509) 888-9453 Issaquah/Eastside: Field of Champions 385 NW Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA 98027 Details/Times: 14:30 Find your pub 16:30 Match Kicks Off 16:31-18:30 Go Mental!