Throughout their history, but especially during the Brian Schmetzer era, the Seattle Sounders have been among the best home teams in MLS. This year, not so much. The Sounders have won just 5 of 12 home games and come into Saturday’s match against Minnesota United riding a four-game winless streak in league play at Lumen Field.
If the the Sounders are to win the Western Conference and challenge for the Supporters’ Shield — to say nothing of their playoff fortunes — they’ll need to get that turned around. Their next chance to change their home form is against a team that has never won in Seattle.
Minnesota United looked spry in their first trip to Lumen Field, but fell apart in the second half on the way to a 4-0 Sounders win. Both teams will be a bit short-handed in this one, with Minnesota missing leading scorer Robin Lod and top playmaker Emanuel Reynoso through injury and the Sounders likely without most of their internationals.
- United scored their first-ever win over the Sounders in their past meeting on July 18. They’ve still never claimed even a point in Seattle, where the Sounders have a 5-0-0 record at home against Minnesota, including a 4-0 win in the 2021 season opener.
- The Sounders are riding a four-game home winless run in league play — they did win a Leagues Cup match during that time — equalling the longest such streak in team history. Their one point in that stretch is their lowest-ever total in a stretch of four home games.
- The Sounders have suffered three shutouts in their past eight home games. They had only been shutout twice in their previous 50 games at Lumen Field.
- The Loons are riding a four-game road unbeaten streak, albeit with just one win in that time.
- Minnesota recently acquired Fanendo Adi. The former Timbers forward has eight career goals against the Sounders.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
OUT: Jordan Morris (ACL injury); Jordy Delem (right ACL tear)
OUT: Niko Hansen (hamstring); Robin Lod (calf); Justin McMaster (thigh); Jan Gregus (ankle); Emanuel Reynoso (thigh); Juan Agudelo (thigh).
REFEREE: Alex Chilowicz. AR1 (bench): Jeremy Hanson; AR2 (opposite): Chris Wattam; 4th: Timothy Ford; VAR: Joseph Dickerson; AVAR: Rene Parra.
How to Watch
Match date/kickoff time: Saturday, 2:08 PM PT
Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle
Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle
INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST INFORMATION
Balkans: Arena Sport
Brazil: DAZN (Brazil)
Czech Republic: Nova Sport
Georgia: Silk Sports
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN (Europe)
Greece: Nova Sports
Latin America (ex. Brazil): ESPN Latin America
Netherlands: ESPN Netheralands
Portugal: Sport TV
Russia: Okko Sport
Southeast Asia & Oceania: beIN Sports
Sub-Saharan Africa: ESPN Africa
Sweden: C More
UK & Ireland: Sky Sports
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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