Although they came into MLS with very little fanfare, Nashville SC has quietly put together one of the more impressive expansion builds in league history. In two seasons, they’ve made the playoffs both years and won a playoff game both years.
Nashville comes into their third year with new challenges, though. Thanks to Charlotte FC entering the league, Nashville was forced to move into the Western Conference. Prognosticators still think they’ll be among the conference’s top teams, but this will be a significant test.
Due to the impacts of Covid-19 on scheduling, Nashville hasn’t played on the West Coast since visiting the Portland Timbers in the second game of the 2020 season and they’ve never before faced the Sounders.
- Nashville (2) and the Sounders (13) are the only two teams in MLS history to have never missed the playoffs.
- The Sounders are 8-4-0 in regular-season openers at Lumen Field. That includes wins in each of their past three by a cumulative score of 10-2.
- Nashville tied the MLS record for fewest losses (4) and most ties (18) in a season last year.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
QUESTIONABLE: Will Bruin (Right calf strain), Raúl Ruidíaz (Right hamstring strain)
OUT: Josh Atencio (Right quad strain), Jimmy Medranda (Left hamstring strain)
No injuries or other absences listed.
REF: Alex Chilowicz; AR1: Ian Anderson; AR2: Chris Wattam; 4TH: Malik Badawi; VAR: Geoff Gamble; AVAR: Rene Parra
How to Watch
Match date/kickoff time: Sunday, February 27, 5:08 PM PT
Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle
Local English TV: Fox13+ (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Radio: iHeart Media (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Australia & New Zealand: beIN Sports Australia
Brazil: DAZN Brazil
China: China Sports Media
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN Europe
Latin America: ESPN Latin America
Southeast Asia: beIN Sports Asia
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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