FINAL: The Sounders managed 3 goals off of 21 shots, but only come away with one point after a chaotic, open match. The penalty call that allowed New England to tie the match disrupted what had otherwise been a dominant second half by the Sounders.
SOUNDERS 3, REVOLUTION 3: Jordy Delem called for a soft penalty as the ball careened off his trailing arm in the box. Luis Gil punched in the pk in the 87th minute.
SOUNDERS 3, REVOLUTION 2: When it rains it pours. After peppering New England’s goal with shots for much of the first half, the Sounders scored the go-ahead goal on essentially the first play after their game-tying goal. Morris stretched field, collected the ball the deep in the Rev’s half and laid it off to Lodeiro who put a in a low hard shot to beat Matt Turner.
Ruidiaz looked like he was all over the rebound either way. pic.twitter.com/8Dj243ZLPt— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) August 10, 2019
SOUNDERS 2, REVOLUTION2: The Sounders finish off beautiful build up with a Shipp header at the back post. Schmetzer’s second half adjustments played a big role in the goal as the Sounders overloaded the central channel with Roldan and Shipp before second half sub Joevin Jones served in a beautiful cross for the assist.
That change seems to be working well. pic.twitter.com/5IBjKGHrk0— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) August 10, 2019
HALFTIME: A frenetic first half ends with the Sounders down 2-1. The scoreline will be extra disappointing given the team’s quick start. Overall, the Sounders had decent chances in the first half, firing off eight shots, including seven from inside the box. But once again, sloppy defending in transition and in possession have left the team in a hole.
SOUNDERS 1, REVOLUTION 2: The Revolution take the lead off a towering header from Gustavo Bou, who slipped between the Sounders center backs to finish an excellent service from Edgar Castillo. The goal is the second headed finish from the Revolution so far, who have flexed their aerial dominance in the box.
Bou makes that look way too easy. pic.twitter.com/Q7GAiNiFBn— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) August 10, 2019
SOUNDERS 1, REVOLUTION 1: Revolution center back Michael Mancienne finished a Luis Gil corner kick to even the game in the 27th minute. Referee Dave Gantar initially disallowed the goal for a foul on Saad Abdul-Salam, but VAR showed any contact was incidental and the call was overturned.
Replay does seem to show that Saad Abdul Salaam tripped. Goal counts. pic.twitter.com/Qy8IzdCwsK— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) August 10, 2019
SOUNDERS 1, REVOLUTION 0: The Sounders got the fast start they were looking for with a second minute goal from Harry Shipp. The play started with Jordy Delem lofting an impressive lofted through ball to free Jordan Morris down the wing. Morris put in a low cross across the six-yard box that found its way to the far post for a relatively simple finish.
Great pass by Delem to start the sequence. pic.twitter.com/jWaXV3CTPj— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) August 10, 2019
LINEUPS: Raul Ruidiaz returns to the lineup after missing the last two matches with a concussion. Jordy Delem also replaces Danny Leyva at holding mid, meaning the Sounders will likely play with Cristian Roldan at the 8 and Delem at the 6 rather than the duel 8 system they played with Roldan and Leyva last week.
This is not the New England Revolution team you probably remember fumbling about under Brad Friedel. Believe it or not, their roster actually looks pretty formidable and their 7-1-4 record under Bruce Arena is no fluke. The Sounders will likely have their hands full.
The Seattle Sounders are looking to rebound from back-to-back home losses. The good news is that they should have Victor Rodriguez and Raúl Ruidíaz available for the first time together since May 11. The two attackers have only started in the same game five times all year, with the Sounders going 4-0-1 in those matches.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
- Out: F - Will Bruin (torn ACL 6/18, out for season); M - Gustav Svensson (left hamstring strain)
- Questionable: M - Victor Rodriguez (left hamstring strain); F - Raul Ruidiaz (concussion); D - Brad Smith (right adductor pain)
- Suspended: Roman Torres (substance-abuse violation)
- Suspended next yellow: Kelvin Leerdam, Kim Kee-Hee, Nicolas Lodeiro, Nouhou Tolo.
- Out: DeJuan Jones (right leg injury)
- Suspended next yellow: Andrew Farrell, Wilfried Zahib
Ref: Dave Gantar; AR1: Chris Wattam; AR2: Micheal Barwegen; 4th: Kevin Broadley; VAR: Ricardo Salazar; AVAR: Jeremy Hanson
Keys to the Game:
- Fast start: The Sounders have not scored in the first half since May 15. It’s about time they remedy that.
- Run, Jordan, run: Jordan Morris has three goals in his past two games and is emerging as a legitimate danger man. But that’s been mostly while playing forward. If Ruidíaz is back, can he keep it going on the wing?
- Stop Bou: Gustavo Bou has only played four games with the Revolution, but he’s already shown himself to be a quality player. Keeping him off the scoresheet and unable to find space is a must.
- Carles NOT in charge: No player has been a bigger part of the Revolution’s run than Carles Gil, who has five goals and seven assists since Arena took over. Most of the offense runs through the Spaniard, so denying him the ball — especially in advanced spaces — will be huge.
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday, Aug. 10, 1 PM PT
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Webber)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle (Jaime Mendez and Diego Arrioja)
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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