As the MLS turns into week three, two playoff contenders will meet in Salt Lake City.
Seattle are the visitors to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night.
Both have had indifferent starts to the season, having won and lost one their opening two games.
Here we'll take a look at some of the key battles that will take place on the weekend.
This could prove to be the most important head to head on the pitch.
Real Salt Lake's Javier Morales will come up against Osvaldo Alonso of Seattle.
Morales has started the season in superb form, being named player of the week in Week One after scoring two great goals.
The Argentine will come up against his toughest test of the season on Saturday, when facing Seattle's Cuban enforcer Alonso.
If Alonso can boss the middle of the park, then Seattle could have a chance of leaving the Rio Tinto Stadium with a positive result.
Steve Zakuani, the No. 1 draft pick in 2009 has now an established member of Seattle.
The forward has found playing time out on the left-side of the midfield.
On Saturday he will come up against on of the best right-backs in the league, Robbie Russell.
Russell is an experienced defender, who has played in Europe.
This will be a good test for Zakuani who has good speed and loves to run at players.
It will be a hard work for Russell as Zakuani loves to cut in on his favoured right-foot.
If Russell can cut off the supply from Zakuani then the Sounders may struggle to create.
There aren't many defenders who could win a foot race with Robbie Findley.
Unfortunately for him Seattle have one who can.
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, the big Columbian is one of the best defenders in the MLS.
He is very quick and is considered to be one of the best man-to-man markers in North America.
Findley will have to use all his ability to try and create a chance for himself.
With Findley being Real's main source of goals in the last year, Hurtado may give his side a chance of a result if he can thwart the attacker.
These are two of the better sides within the MLS.
A look through either teams rosters will shows that these two evenly matched squads.
They have very strong midfields with the likes of Kyle Beckerman and Freddie Ljungberg in the middle of the park.
Fredy Montero and Robbie Findley in either sides attack, were among the top-scorers in the league last year.
So my prediction for the weekend: Unsurprisingly a draw.
A tight game with very little chances.
Final Score: Real Salt Lake 1-1 Seattle Sounders.