Preview: Seattle Sounders V Houston Dynamo

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Having kept a tight back line in the final weeks of the regular season, Houston Dynamo will have entered the first leg of the Western Conference Final with justified confidence but after going down to 10 men and conceding 2 goals, its looking an uphill struggle as they travel to Seattle for the return leg.

Dynamo's Alberth Elis has netted 11 goals this season but will miss Thursday's match through suspension, piling pressure on Erick Torres to fire a couple past Sounders 'keeper Stefan Frei.

Seattle's 2016 final hero, defender Roman Torres will be missing through suspension but having lost only once at home in 2017, it is unlikely to rock a Sounders boat that looks set to sail into the MLS Cup Final.

Seattle Sounders Suspensions:
Roman Torres (yellow-card accumulation)

Seattle Sounders Injuries:
Brad Evans (back)
Jordan Morris (hamstring)
Osvaldo Alonso (quad strain)
Stefan Frei (hamstring)

Houston Dynamo Suspensions:
Tyler Deric (Off-field conduct)
Jalil Anibaba (red card)
Alberth Elis (yellow-card accumulation)

Houston Dynamo Injuries:
D George Malki (torn ACL)
AJ DeLaGarza (torn ACL)
Memo Rodriguez (knee)

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