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Sounders vs Real Salt Lake, recap: Nicolas Lodeiro delivers

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FULLTIME: The Sounders held on for a 1-0 win over RSL on Saturday. The win improves the Sounders to 4-0-1 on the young season.

HALFTIME: The Sounders had the more and better chances, but couldn’t build on their 1-0 lead. Most controversially was a penalty shout from Victor Rodriguez, who was taken down from behind in the box, but the Sounders also missed several good chances to build on their lead.

SOUNDERS 1, RSL 0: Nicolás Lodeiro scored one of the more impressive goals of his Sounders career in the 18th minute to give Seattle a 1-0 lead. Lodeiro hit his shot on a full volley while fading away. Cristian Roldan provided the cross.

LINEUPS: For the first time in five games, the Seattle Sounders have made a change to the their starting lineup as Will Bruin slots in for an injured Raúl Ruidíaz. This is Bruin’s first start of the year. Ruidíaz was limited in training all week after suffering what the team is calling a heel contusion against the Vancouver Whitecaps last week.

It’s time for the Seattle Sounders to start their winning streak again tonight against Real Salt Lake. RSL have been bad this season, but they’re always a tricky opponent when they come to CenturyLink Field.

Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension

Seattle: Harry Shipp and Raul Ruidiaz are both listed as questionable.

Opponent: Jordan Allen is out for the season. Erik Holt is out for this game. Fullbacks Tony Beltran and Adam Henley are listed as questionable. Joao Plata is listed as probable, and Justen Glad is too. Damir Kreilach is suspended.

Nima Saghafi is the center ref and Joshua Patlak is on VAR.

Keys to the Game:

  • Score soccer goals again.
  • With Kreilach suspended, attack the midfield.
  • Keep Jefferson Savarino away from dangerous areas.
  • Be disciplined on the counter.

How to Watch

Match date/time: April 6 at 7:00 PM PT

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Online Streaming: YouTube TV, ESPN+, Fubo TV (affiliate link)

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

Local Radio: 1090 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Webber)

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

Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle


Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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