Who: Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT When: 7:00 PM, Thursday, 11/8 Watch: NBCSN, KONG 6/16, ROOT Sports Listen: 97.3 KIRO FM Well, I think this game is on KONG, the Sounders site doesn't have any media listed for the game, but KONG lists it on their channel line-up, so I'm going with KONG. I also checked Root and they didn't the game listed on their site, so sucks to live outside the Seattle TV market, I guess. *grumble* On to the game... The Sounders have dug themselves another hole going into the final game of the series after failing to score a goal in the home leg. On the good news front, at least we didn't lose the game, so all we have to do is go into Sandy and win... Totally doable, right? The Sounders have a 1W-2D-2L record in Sandy, so we've done it before. The good news is that the only reason we didn't score a goal was Rimando putting in one of the best performances in his already stellar MLS career. Hopefully he won't have a repeat of that performance on Thursday. Additionally, the Sounders were without their lead goal scorer, Eddie Johnson, and he will hopefully be ready to go on Thursday. That should make the Sounders attack a lot more potent than it was on Friday. In RSL's case, they'll be at home, where they 11W-1D-4L record, but it has been 4 games (all competitions) since they last scored a goal and they have a history of failing to closing the deal at home. They've never won a series when they've been the top seed, failed to defeat Monterrey in the 2011 CCL finals after getting a 2-2 draw in Monterrey, and laid down a goose egg two weeks ago against Herediano when they needed a win to advance to the CCL group stage. However, for all their offensive woes in the last 4 games, they've also held their opponents to zero goals in those four games. If this game does end in a draw after 120 minutes, this could get very scary for the Sounders. Rimando is a beast in penalty shootouts and seems to have an uncanny ability to predict which direction the ball is going and stopping the ball. Couple that with the Sounders... Shall we say.. Sucking gigantic donkey balls in penalty shootouts, this game going to a draw definitely gives RSL the advantage. I am certainly expecting this to be a close game and whichever team scores first is nearly guaranteed a win. Hopefully the Sounders come out hot and pepper Rimando with shots and are able to get one past them before RSL does the same with Gspurning. This is a winner take all game, there is no reason to leave anything on the field and, hopefully, the team goes in with that attitude.