In their first trip to Minnesota since 2008, the Seattle Sounders are poised to continue a multi-game road unbeaten streak. Minnesota United is an average home team that will be without their best attacking player, as well as a few of the defenders that helped them recover from their horrid start.
The Loons tend to offer space to their opponents, defending deep. They also have errors in defending set-pieces. Seattle must take advantage of both of these things. An early set-piece goal should reduce the fouling that often plagues Nicolas Lodeiro, Jordan Morris, and Clint Dempsey. Kevin Molino is still a dangerous force in the attack, but he will lack support.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Osvaldo Alonso is questionable.
Loons: There is a long list of Minnesota players that are out: Anor (L Lower Leg), Burch (Groin), Davis (R Foot), De Villardi (L Achilles), Greenspan (Head), Schuller (L Thigh), and Ramirez (R Hamstring).
Ibson will be suspended for accumulation with just a single yellow card. Tony Alvaro, Collen Warner, Ismaila Jome, Jerome Thiesson, Kevin Molino, Bobby Shuttleworth, and Johan Venegas are two cards from suspension.
Jose Carlos Rivero is the center referee. Victor Rivas is the VAR.
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Keys to the Game:
- Take advantage of space
- Prevent Molino from controlling game
- Unleash Morris
- Score an early set-piece
How to Watch
Match date/time: 5 PM Pacific, August 5, 2017
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Online Streaming: MLS Live (except where blacked out)
Local TV: Q13 FOX (Johnson, Keller)
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle (Harvey, Zakuani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Local Spanish TV: Univision-Seattle (Mendez, Arrioja)
Asia: BeIN Sports (ASIA) | Australia: BeIN Sports (AUS) | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Panama: TVN | Singapore: Starhub
SUBS:— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) August 5, 2017
#MINvSEA pic.twitter.com/UWOQUpxZWy— Minnesota United FC (@MNUFC) August 5, 2017
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Where: At home
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