Sanders 2, Rapids 1: Nicolas Lodeiro converted his 18th straight penalty attempt to put the Sounders ahead after they were forced to play with 10 men. Jordan Morris withdrew the penalty after receiving a wonderful ball from Albert Rusnak and put it in space. Morris’s initial shot was saved but he was the first to rebound and was shot by goalkeeper William Yarborough.
SOUNDERS 1, RAPIDS 1: After several near misses, the Sounders finally broke the 343-minute drought when Jordan Morris scored from a sequence in which the Rapids were fiercely arguing. The contention appears to be that the Rapids didn’t like the Sounders so quick to take a free kick they tried to delay, when Christian Roldan found Jimmy Medranda swinging behind the defense. Then he found Midranda Morris, who hit the guard.
SOUNDERS 0, RAPIDS 1: Jonathan Lewis managed to get around Stephen Fry after the defense allowed him to slip back too easily to give the Rapids an early lead.
LINEUPS: Christian Roldan has moved to a defensive midfielder, Jimmy Medranda has moved to the right midfield position, and Klein Rowe has replaced Noho at left-back as Brian Schmitzer has made several notable changes to his starting lineup. The most interesting thing is that Nohu was removed from the squad because of what was said to the press “the coach’s decision”.
Just a few weeks after climbing to fourth in the Western standings, the Seattle Sounders are currently battling a three-game, five-game losing streak, which includes a goalless run. Extended to 300 minutes. Saturday’s game at home against the Colorado Rapids may not be essential to a win, but it is very close if the Sounders have any hopes of salvaging this regular season.
The Rapids entered this game after going six games without a win on their own, beating the LA Galaxy 2-0 at home last week behind goals from Diego Rubio and Gyasi Zardes.
Historically, the Sounders have dominated the Rapids at Lumen Field, where they have a 12-2-1 advantage. Meanwhile, the Rapids have not won a road match this year (0-6-3).
- Although the Rapids have gone 3-1-4 against the Sounders in their past eight meetings, all but three of those games have been played at Dix Sporting Goods Park. The last time the Rapids won at Lumen Field was in 2016.
- This is the first time the Sounders have gone three games in a row without a goal since 2018. The only time they have scored in four consecutive games without a goal was in 2015.
- Rubio leads the Rapids with nine goals. No other Rapids player has more than three goals.
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Out: João Paulo (R ACL tear); Raul Ruidis (Rhamstring dynasty); Obed Vargas (lumbar stress fracture)
Out: Brian Galvan (right knee); Abu Bakr Keita (right knee); Oliver Laraz (right leg); Danny Wilson (suspended)
Doubtful: Jack Price (Hurry L)
Reference: Ted Uncle AR1: Corey Rockwell AR2: Ryan Graves the fourth: Chris Ruska Video Assistant Referee: Rosendo Mendoza AVAR: Claudio Badi
Match start/date time: Saturday, 7:08 PM PT
at: Lumen Field, Seattle
Online Streaming: Amazon Prime (Affiliate link, in the market), ESPN + (Affiliate linkAnd the outside the market)
local english tv: Fox13+ (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
local radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keeler, Zakwanee)
ifagainstAl Spanish radio: El Rey 1360 a.m. (Rodriguez, Makeda, Tapia)
local spanish tv: KUNS-TV Univision – Seattle
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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