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Seattle Sounders FC vs. Philadelphia Union

Michael Fucito

Position: Midfielder Age: 23

Hometown: Westford, Mass.

Height/weight: 5-9/165

Last season: Fucito was Seattle’s fourth pick in the 2009 SuperDraft. He joined the team late after completing his course work at Harvard.

Did you know? Despite Fucito’s short, stocky frame, he had the best sprint time in preseason drills.

Brad Evans

Position: Midfielder Age: 24

Hometown: Phoenix

Height/weight: 6-1/170

Last season: Appeared in 27 Sounders games and started 25. Recorded three goals and two assists.

Did you know? Evans spent time with the U.S. national team last season and over the offseason.

Patrick Ianni

Position: Defender Age: 24

Hometown: Lodi, Calif.

Height/weight: 6-1/175

Last season: Played in 17 Sounders games, including 10 starts. Scored one goal and assisted two.

Did you know? His brother, Tayt, played for the UCLA 1990 national championship team under Sounders coach Sigi Schmid.

Tyson Wahl

Position: Defender Age: 26

Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.

Height/weight: 6-2/185

Last season: Played in 12 Sounders games, including nine starts. Took one shot on goal.

Did you know? Wahl has played soccer in Bolivia, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Trinidad-Tobago, Mexico, Canada and the United States.

Osvaldo Alonso

Position: Midfielder Age: 24

Hometown: San Cristobal, Cuba

Height/weight: 5-11/165

Last season: Appeared in 27 Sounders games and started 26. Had one goal in 22 shots and three assists.

Did you know? He defected from the Cuban national team during the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

James Riley

Position: Defender Age: 27

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

Height/weight: 5-10/150

Last season: Appeared in 28 Sounders games and started 27. Had four assists. Was ejected twice.

Did you know? Will have to sit out the opening game due to a red card he picked in the Sounders’ final playoff game of last season.

Peter Vagenas

Position: Midfielder Age: 32

Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.

Height/weight: 5-8/157

Last season: Appeared in 14 games, started nine. Had two assists, three shots.

Did you know? Vagenas has appeared in three MLS Cups with the Los Angeles Galaxy, starting (2001, 2005) and winning (2002, 2005) two of them.

Freddie Ljungberg

Position: Forward Age: 32

Hometown: Halmstad, Sweden

Height/weight: 5-9/162

Last season: Appeared in 22 games, started 21. Led team with nine assists, scored two goals. Led team with five game-winning assists. Made MLS All-Star team.

Did you know? Ljungberg publishes his own blog:

Steve Zakuani

Position: Forward Age: 22

Hometown: London

Height/weight: 6-0/160

Last season: First overall pick in 2009 SuperDraft appeared in 29 games and started 24. Had four goals and four assists.

Did you know? Zakuani grew up in London, but was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nathan Sturgis

Position: Defender Age: 22

Hometown: St. Augustine, Fla.

Height/weight: 5-10/150

Last season: Appeared in nine Sounders games, started five. Put one shot on goal.

Did you know? He has a sister, Lydia, who played soccer at William & Mary and a brother, Caleb, who is a kicker at Florida.

Tyrone Marshall

Position: Defender Age: 35

Hometown: Lauderhill, Fla.

Height/weight: 6-2/195

Last season: Appeared in 26 Sounders games and started 25. Recorded two goals and two assists.

Did you know? Marshall was acquired in a 2009 preseason trade with Toronto. He says a prayer for his family before each game.

Stephen King

Position: Midfielder Age: 24

Hometown: Medford, N.J.

Height/weight: 5-8/153

Last season: Appeared in 10 Sounders games and started three. Took three shots and was fouled three times.

Did you know? King says he has never read any book by the famous author whose name he shares.

David Estrada

Position: M/F Age: 21

Hometown: Salinas, Calif.

Height/weight: 5-8/160

Last season: Finished college career at UCLA, named to all-Pacific-10 Conference team four years. Sounders selected him in first round, 11th overall.

Did you know? Walked on at UCLA as a freshman, selected Soccer America’s national freshman of the year.

Fredy Montero

Position: Forward Age: 22

Hometown: Barranquilla, Colombia

Height/weight: 5-9/162

Last season: Started all 27 games he played. Led Sounders with 12 goals. Led team with four game-winning goals. Made MLS All-Star team.

Did you know? He twice led Colombian first-division in scoring. His father is a policeman.

Kasey Keller

Position: Goalkeeper Age: 40

Hometown: Lacey

Height/weight: 6-2/190

Last season: Played in 29 games, all starts. Had a 0.92 goals-against average. Made the MLS All-Star team.

Did you know? He grew up on an egg farm in Lacey. Has played in the top leagues of England, Spain, Germany and the United States.

Leonardo Gonzalez

Position: Defender Age: 29

Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica

Height/weight: 6-1/174

Last season: Joined team late but started all 11 games in which he appeared. Committed nine fouls and was fouled five times.

Did you know? He has made 60 appearances for the Costa Rica national team and started three matches in the 2006 World Cup.

Zach Scott

Position: Defender Age: 29

Hometown: Haiku, Hawaii

Height/weight: 5-11/175

Last season: Played in nine Sounders games and started six. Committed seven fouls and was fouled eight times with two cautions.

Did you know? He played 139 games over seven seasons with the USL Seattle Sounders.

Nate Jaqua

Position: Forward Age: 28

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.

Height/weight: 6-4/205

Last season: Appeared in 28 games, started 27. Second on team with nine goals and seven assists.

Did you know? Grew up on a ranch in Oregon. Has three caps for the U.S. national team. Played on Houston’s 2007 MLS Cup champion team.

Sanna Nyassi

Position: Midfielder Age: 21

Hometown: Bwiam, Gambia

Height/weight: 5-8/145

Last season: Started two games, but appeared in 12 others, bringing speedy fresh legs in the second half. Took six shots.

Did you know? His twin brother, Sainey, plays for the New England Revolution.

Roger Levesque

Position: Forward Age: 29

Hometown: Portland, Maine

Height/weight: 6-2/174

Last season: Started two games, but appeared in 12 others, usually as a second-half offensive threat. Scored two goals.

Did you know? He won three state basketball titles and two baseball titles while in high school.

Taylor Graham

Position: Defender Age: 29

Hometown: Fair Oaks, Calif.

Height/weight: 6-4/190

Last season: Appeared in no regular season games while dealing with foot injuries.

Did you know? He represented Sounders FC last season by appearing on “The Price is Right,” with host and Sounders minority owner Drew Carey.

Terry Boss

Position: Goalkeeper Age: 28

Hometown: Philomath, Ore.

Height/weight: 6-3/205

Last season: Signed during season as No. 2 keeper. Didn’t appear in any MLS games.

Did you know? His is the older brother of New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss.

Jhon Kennedy Hurtado

Position: Defender Age: 34 Hometown: Palmira, Colombia.

Height/weight: 6-0/183

Last season: Recorded one goal and one assist. Appeared in 27 games and started 26. Fourth on team with 33 fouls committed. Named to MLS All-Star team.

Did you know? He was Fredy Montero’s teammate with Deportivo Cali in 2008. Completed a trial with AC Milan in 2009.

Blaise Nkufo

Position: Forward Age: 34

Hometown: Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Height/weight: 6-2/185

Current season: Playing his seventh season with Twente of Holland, and will join Sounders in mid-July after World Cup play.

Did you know? Nkufo has scored over 200 goals in club play and for the Swiss national team.