FULL-TIME — The Seattle Sounders set a slew of franchise records, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 7-1 and moved into first place in the process on Thursday. The Sounders had never before scored seven goals in a game nor won by six goals. They also set a MLS record by scoring five goals in the first 33 minutes.
71’ — Chris Wondolowski pulled one back for the Earthquakes, who were awarded an absolute travesty of a penalty after Tommy Thompson stepped on Xavier Arreaga’s foot. The play was apparently not reviewed.
This is not a foul. pic.twitter.com/7T4fwCrZxx— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
59’ — Joevin Jones added a second goal and set a Sounders record in the process. His goal, off an assist from Jordan Morris, made it 7-0. It was the first time the Sounders had scored seven goals in a match.
Joevin Jones makes it 7-0 pic.twitter.com/iGeWVHoRq5— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
48’ — João Paulo made it 6-0, officially tying the Sounders’ franchise record for goals scored in a game. João Paulo calmly finished past Vega with his left foot off a cross from Kelvin Leerdam.
The Sounders make it 6-0. João Paulo pic.twitter.com/RJ1BzN4vEk— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
HALFTIME — The Sounders went into the half leading 5-0 with Raúl Ruidíaz leading the way with two goals and two assists. Jordan Morris, Joevin Jones and Kelvin Leerdam also scored goals as the Sounders tied a MLS record for most goals in the first half.
Looks like Sounders tied a MLS record for most goals in the first half. The record for goals in any half is 6, which was happened three times, most recently by RSL in 2009. pic.twitter.com/xLmOsVTs3j— Jeremiah Oshan (@JeremiahOshan) September 11, 2020
38’ — Jordan Morris had a golden opportunity to make it 6-0, but his 1-v-1 chance was saved by Daniel Vega. On the ensuing corner, Morris got a clean look at a header from point-blank range, but that too was saved by Vega.
33’ — Raúl Ruidíaz added a fifth goal for the Sounders, finishing off a feed from Jordan Morris to make it 5-0. It marked the first time the Sounders had ever scored five goals in a single half. Ruidíaz now has seven goals on the season.
It took them like 15 minutes but Raul Ruidiaz makes it 5-0. pic.twitter.com/UWChIOkLbE— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
20’ — Joevin Jones got in on the fun, slotting home a pass from Raúl Ruidíaz to make it 4-0. It was the first time the Sounders had scored four goals in the first half of a game.
Joevin Jones makes it 4-0. pic.twitter.com/1FNmVcm7kj— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
16’ — Kelvin Leerdam made it 3-0 on a well-placed shot from the edge of the box after Joevin Jones found him in space. It was the fastest three goals the Sounders had ever scored.
Leerdam makes it 3-0 inside 20 minutes. pic.twitter.com/LnTe8A9z3I— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
12’ — Raúl Ruidíaz extended the Sounders’ lead to 2-0, putting away a point-blank shot after a pass from Nicolás Lodeiro, who had received a pass from Joevin Jones and dribbled into the box. It was Ruidíaz’s sixth goal and Lodeiro’s fourth assist.
Ruidiaz gets the goal but this is so rude from Joevin and Lodeiro. pic.twitter.com/riidO3VX9t— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
5’ — Jordan Morris slots home his sixth goal of the season, collecting the ball near midfield, dribbling to the middle of the park and scoring with his left foot past Daniel Vega.
Jordan Morris is very good at scoring soccer goals. pic.twitter.com/hCybL75sfg— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) September 11, 2020
LINEUPS: There were several notable changes to the Seattle Sounders’ starting lineup. Xavier Arreaga is in for Shane O’Neill, Nouhou moves to left back, Joevin Jones moves to right midfield and Cristian Roldan will play alongside João Paulo in the defensive midfield.
The Seattle Sounders play their last match (scheduled, at least) of phase one tonight against the San Jose Earthquakes. While this fixture has been tricky for the Sounders in the past, the Earthquakes are winless since leaving the Orlando bubble and they have shipped a ton of goals. However, San Jose managed a 1-1 draw against Colorado over the weekend while Seattle lost to Portland. The Sounders need to finish phase one strong and a win puts them top of the West.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
OUT: Danny Leyva (M) - left foot fracture
Ref: Allen Chapman
ARs: Jeremy Hanson, Cory Richardson
4th: Farhad Dadkho
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
How to Watch
Match date/time: Thursday Sept. 10th, 7:00 PM PT
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Online Streaming: Amazon Prime (affiliate link, in-market), ESPN+ (affiliate link, out of market), 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
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Tonight’s XI.#VamosSJ | @intermedia_net pic.twitter.com/6WtEHLdjOm— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) September 11, 2020
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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