Seattle Sounders versus Club Necaxa Starting XI: Sounders trot out youth-heavy lineup

The Seattle Sounders will host Mexico’s Club Necaxa on Saturday (7 p.m. PT; JOEtv, ROOT Sports outside Seattle, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM) in a friendly. Here is the starting lineup, presented by Delta:

FORMATION: 4-2-3-1

GK: Miller (1)

RB: Delem (21)
CB: Svensson (4)
CB: Alfaro (15)
LB: Nouhou (5)

CM: Roldan (7) - Captain
CM: Mathers (32)

RM: Wingo (23)
AM: Shipp (19)
LM: Fernandez (8)

FW: Bruin (17)


GK: Meredith (35)

D: Marshall (14)

D: Nana-Sinkam (34)*

M: Parra (38)*

M: Saari (88)*

F: Adekoya (12)

F: Olsen (71)*

F: Hopeau (37)*

* indicates player on S2 roster


- There are unlimited substitutions in friendlies. The normal rule of three does not apply.

- Four Sounders are away on international duty — Clint Dempsey, Nicolas Lodeiro, Joevin Jones and Roman Torres — while Jordan Morris was sent home was U.S. camp today.

- Midfielder Cristian Roldan will wear the captain’s armband with Osvaldo Alonso not dressing.

- Nouhou Tolo has been given league permission to go simply by “Nouhou” and will wear that on his kit.

- There are five Sounders FC 2 players on the available roster tonight, all of whom will start on the bench.