At some point an executive at ESPN thought “let’s put soccer up against the NFL”, and so there would be games on Sundays. At some point that same person thought “even the early time slot when two-thirds of the NFL plays.” At some point that executive decided that putting a West Coast team at a 10 AM start was a good idea.
Sorry, I just fell asleep.
Where were we?
The Seattle Sounders are in Chester, Pennsylvania for a 10 AM game on ESPN. The Philadelphia Union host the game. Get your coffee, your biscuits & gravy, your pancakes and orange juice. Let’s watch weekend morning soccer.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans and Jordan Morris are out injured. Victor Rodriguez is out to be with his wife during the birth of their child. Calum Mallace and Roman Torres are questionable.
Philadelphia: Warren Creavalle, Maurice Edu, Keegan Rosenberry, Ken Tribbett, Josh Yaro are out injured. Fabian Herbers and Ilsinho are questionable.
Raymon Gaddis is a single yellow away from accumulation suspension, while Giliano Wijnaldum and Tony Alfaro are two yellows away from the same.
Alan Kelly is the center referee. Fotis Bazakos is the VAR.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in alto
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Effort today, sleep tomorrow
- Don’t be bad, that’s Philly’s identity
- Find a goal from somewhere
How I'm watching
Outfit: Church is in Session (buy this)
Scarf: Original SaH scarf
Where: Yakima Sports Center
This is your Sounder at Heart gamethread; it is your home for live analysis of gameday action.
How to Watch
Match date/time: October 1, 2017, 10:00 AM PT
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The Keystone State
Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
National TV: ESPN (Healey, Twellman, Stewart-Binks)
Local Radio: 97.3 KIRO-FM Seattle (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Asia: beIN Sports (ASIA) | Australia: beIN Sports (AUS) | Europe: Eurosport | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
XI: Frei; Nouhou, Alfaro, Marshall, Leerdam; Delem, Svensson; Jones, Roldan, Lodeiro; Bruin
Bench: Miller, Fisher, Wingo, Shipp, Kovar, Neagle, Dempsey