full timeThe Seattle Sounders started their five-game home run, scoring a franchise, with a dramatic win over Charlotte FC on Sunday. Charlotte captured an early lead, scored a free kick, and seemed to be on track for her first-ever win. But Jordan Morris’ goal in the 71st minute was followed by a false goal from Raul Ruedas in the three points for the Sounders, who moved two points from the playoff line with two life games on the field.
Audio 2, Charlotte 2: Raul Ruídias collected a rebound on his own and then scored an unreal goal in which all his momentum drifted away from the goal but he managed to get his shot into the far post.
Audio 1, Charlotte 1: After two unfortunate mistakes, Jordan Morris found the equalizer, heading Alex Roldan’s left-footed cross. Freddy Monteiro got a secondary assistant.
SOUNDERS 0, Charlotte 1: Ben Bandar set up a rebound after Jordi Alcivar’s free kick from outside the penalty area hit the far post and landed on the striker’s feet.
LINEUPS: The Seattle Sounders are using what is now effective in their first-team line-up, with Obid Vargas replacing injured Joao Paulo. It’s the second time they’ve used this lineup.
The Seattle Sounders They face Charlotte for the first time on Sunday, which begins with five straight home games. Charlotte has surprised many observers with a reasonably strong start, currently sitting in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. But that depends almost entirely on their level on home ground, as they are 0-5-1 on the road. This does not even include loss New York Red Bulls in the US Open on Wednesday, a match in which they used what was effectively their first choice in the starting line-up.
To add to Charlotte’s concerns, they will be without designated player Karol Schwederski, who is with the Polish national team.
For their part, the Sounders understand that this is a hypothetical match to be won. Not because the stakes are too high, but because she is probably the most profitable of her five consecutive home matches. The Sounders should have a full lineup of starters, a group that won 6-1-0 at home in all competitions this year.
- This will be the tenth time the Sounders have hosted an expansion team in their inaugural season. The Sounders are 4-1-4 in those earlier meetings.
- Although the Sounders have posted lockouts in 3 of CCL’s 4 home games, they have not posted home lockouts in their past seven games in regular season play. This is the longest time they’ve gone.
- Only two MLS expansion teams have had more wins in their first 13 games than Charlotte’s five. The Chicago fire She won 7 of the first 13 in 1998 and LAFC He won 6 of 13 in 2018.
- Jordan Morris, Noho, Christian Roldan and Albert Rusnak will all join their national teams after this match. Xavier Arreaga is also expected to be called up.
- Andrei Shinyashiki is Charlotte’s second-best scorer with two goals. He has scored three times in six career games against the Sounders.
Outside: Joao Paulo (ACL)
Outside: Vinicius Melo (left foot surgery); Adam Armor (left knee surgery); Yordi Rena (injury to the left thigh); Pablo Cisnega (concussion); Karol Schwedersky (international call)
Doubtful: Christian Fuchs (right thigh injury); Chris Heeghardt (left knee surgery); Harrison Avul (lower left leg injury)
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza. Assistants: Jeff Hosking and Mike Rotersman; Fourth official: Victor Rivas. Video Assistant Technology: Edwin Jorisevich. AVAR: Eric Weisbrod
Match time / kick-off time: Sunday, 6:55 pm
place: Lumen Field, Seattle
Online Streaming: Fubo TV (Affiliate link), FoxSports.com
English National Television: FS1 (JP Dellacamera & Stu Holden)
local radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keeler)
ifcAl Spanish radio: El Rey 1360 a.m. (Rodriguez, Makeda, Tapia)
Spanish national television: Fox Deportes
Australia and New Zealand: beIN Sports Australia
Brazil: DAZN (Brazil)
China: Chinese sports media
China (CCTV): Star Sports
Czech Republic and Slovakia: Nova Sport (Czech Republic).
Georgia: Silk Sport
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN (Europe)
Latin America: ESPN Latin America
Netherlands: ESPN Netherlands
South Korea: Kupang Play
Southeast Asia: beIN Sports Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa: ESPN Africa
Ukraine: Football 1
UK and Ireland: free sport
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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