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Sounders vs Nacional friendly, full-time: Seattle falls 2-0 in home warmup

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Not exactly the last impression Sounders wanted to leave on the home fans before the season starts.

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

FULL-TIME: The Seattle Sounders rolled out a starting lineup that featured at most two starters playing in their primary positions and probably got the result they deserved in losing 2-0 to Uruguay’s Nacional on Wednesday. The loss dropped the Sounders to 0-4-0 in preseason with next Saturday’s friendly against the San Jose Earthquakes serving as their final warmup before the MLS season kicks off with a home match against FC Cincinnati on March 2.


It’s the only home match of preseason. This friendly against Nacional of Uruguay gives the Seattle Sounders a warmup against Nicolas Lodeiro’s boyhood club and the opportunity for CenturyLink Field to work through any issues with their new value menu.

The likely opening day starters should not be expected to get much playing time. To quote Brian Schmetzer it is a “work day”, so they are able to play, but not a full game. They are being prepped for the March 2 season opener against FC Cincinnati (yes Cinci, that’s in Seattle and it’s your first match). Rotational players and those with Tacoma Defiance will likely get a significant run.

Sounders soccer is back and they will hear us.

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:

  • Limited run for the likely starters.
  • Extended look at Danny Leyva.
  • How much does Roman Torres play?
  • Nicolas Lodeiro against his boyhood club.

How I'm watching

Outfit: 2018 Authentic Rave Green with You Will Hear Us on neck kit

Scarf: Enemy’s Goal Is Down

Where: Sec 214

How to Watch

Match date/time: Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Streaming: YouTube TV (throughout Washington)

Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)

Local Radio: None

Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)

Lineups

Sounders

Nacional

Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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