The Seattle Sounders are taking on the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., on Saturday (6 p.m. PT; ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360AM). Here is the Sounders’ starting lineup, presented by Delta:
- With Jordy Delem suspended for Saturday’s match, head coach Brian Schmetzer has implemented multiple changes. Midfielder Cristian Roldan will start at right back, Gustav Svensson will slide into Roldan’s role next to Osvaldo Alonso in the midfield and Tony Alfaro will start at center back.
- Chad Marshall returns to the starting lineup after missing the previous three matches with lower back pain.
- Nicolas Lodeiro has switched from starting on the right side and into the central attacking midfield role, pushing Clint Dempsey to the left and Harry Shipp to the right. Jordan Morris returns to his regular role at forward after spending the previous three games on the left wing.
- Roman Torres misses Saturday’s match while battling a left hamstring strain.