RECAP: Will Bruin doesn’t like my writing. So he scored a goal so late I couldn’t write about it twice. His 90+7’ goal, yes NINETY+SEVEN, goal earned Seattle Sounders FC their fourth straight win.
Prior to stoppage time being announced the Sounders had to think their streak was over. They were down 1-0. Instead they won 2-1. Lodeiro leveled it at 90+1 and Bruin scored the winner when most soccer games would be over.
Welcome to Sounder-ville. You’re lucky to enjoy it Western Conference.
UPDATE 90+1: After another VAR review Drew Fischer pointed to the spot. The handball that prevented Roman Torres from scoring a game-tying goal earned Seattle a chance from the spot. Nicolas Lodeiro put it in with authority. The match was 1-1 with five more minutes of stoppage time.
Lodeiro celebrated by taking his shirt off. His yellow card was deserved.
UPDATE 19’: For the first time Darwin Quintero scored against the Sounders in MLS. It was his fourth competitive goal against Seattle. The 19th minute goal put Loons up 1-0 over a Sounders team that was dominating the run of play.
Minnesota takes the lead with this goal. Minnesota 1-0 pic.twitter.com/s1ULORZbFO— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) August 5, 2018
Seattle Sounders need a win. Maybe they don’t need it as badly as they did when July started, but they continue to need wins. The schedule isn’t easy for them. Minnesota United are a good home team, and this is the Loons’ only home game until September 22nd.
Both teams are in the playoff mix, if they make the right opportunities for themselves.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Jordan Morris remains out. Handwalla Bwana and Victor Rodriguez are questionable.
Loons: Sam Cronin (cervicogenic dysfunction), Kevin Molino (torn left ACL), Ethan Finlay (torn ACL) and Jerome Thiesson (right leg injury) are all out.
Collen Warner, Rasmus Schuller, Jordy Delem, and Nouhou will be suspended for accumulation with their next yellow card. Michael Boxall, Francisco Calvo, Mason Toye, Maximiano, Ibson, Alexi Gomez, Osvaldo Alonso, Cristian Roldan, and Jordan McCrary are two yellows away from the accumulation suspension.
Drew Fischer is the center referee. His video assistant is Katja Koroleva.
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:
- Control Quintero
- Shade Ibarra^2, Ramirez
- Feed the Green Lantern
- Lean right
How I'm watching
Outfit: Leviathan shirt
Scarf: Official You Will Hear US scarf
Where: Home, probably
How to Watch
Match date/time: August 4 at 5 PM Pacific
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Online Streaming: YouTube TV in Seattle & Spokane, ESPN+ (subject to blackouts)
Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller)
Local English Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Fewing)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Asia: BeIN Sports (ASIA) | Australia: BeIN Sports (AUS) | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
It’s exactly what we projected
4-2-3-1: Frei; Nouhou, Marshall, Kim, Leerdam; Alonso, Svensson; Shipp, Lodeiro, CRoldan; Ruidiaz
Bench: Meredith, Torres, Francis, McCrary, Delem, ARoldan, Bruin
A surprise to not see Dempsey.
3-5-2: Shuttleworth; Boxall, Kallman, Calvo; Ibarra, Gomez, Schuller, Ibson, Warner; Quintero, Rodriguez
Bench: Lampson, Romario, Martin, Ramirez, Omsberg, Miller, Danladi
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
This is Seattle Sounders at Minnesota United Loons; watch with us