KANSAS CITY, KS - AUGUST 06: Mid fielder Kei Kamara (L) of the Sporting Kansas City brings the ball up field against pressure from Mid fielder Osvaldo Alonso #6 of the Seattle Sounders FC during the second half on August 6, 2011 at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Seattle Sounders FC defeated Sporting Kansas City 2-1. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
8-3-1, 25 pts, 3rd in the Eastern Conference
7-4-3, 24 pts, 4th in the Western Conference
Two straight in league play and a nice US Open Cup win have spirits high in KC. Kei Kamara makes his return from International duty while Matt Besler remains out after his appendectomy.
Seattle is mired in a five match winless streak in MLS play. They are however still extending their US Open Cup streak, so it may just be an unlucky phase or their dual focus has hindered them .