MINNESOTA 1, SOUNDERS 1: Yeimar Gomez-Andrade scored an own goal, heading in Emanuel Reynoso's free kick in the 55th minute.
MINNESOTA 0, SOUNDERS 1: Yeimar Gomez-Andrade headed in a wonderful Nicolas Lodeiro cross. It was Lodeiro's first primary assist in 17 games.
LINEUPS: The Sounders made just one change to the starting lineup, sliding Obed Vargas into the midfield and taking off Léo Chú while moving several other players around.
No team in MLS history has dominated an opponent more thoroughly than the Seattle Sounders over Minnesota United. In 13 all-time meetings, the Sounders have an 11-1-1 advantage. Their 84.6 winning percentage is tied for the best mark in MLS history among teams who have faced one another at least 10 times. Even more dominant is the Sounders' all-time record against Minnesota head coach Adrian Heath (13-1-1).
Although that includes a 1-0 win earlier this year, it would be a mistake to assume the Sounders are favorites. Not only do you have to factor in this game being at Allianz Field, but the Loons are a transformed team since Emanuel Reynoso's return and Teemu Pukki's arrival, averaging 2.13 goals per game in which they start.
The Sounders are also in quite a slump, having gone 0-4-1 in their past five games and getting outscored 12-3 during that time. That includes four losses by 2+ goals.
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- Coming out of a stretch in which they won just 2 of 13 games, Minnesota has now gone 3-1-1 in their last five. That includes a 2-0 win on the road against New York City FC last week.
- Only one team in MLS has fewer home wins than the Loons (2), but only three teams have fewer home losses (2).
- The Sounders' 14 road points are tied for the fifth most and their road xGD of +.5 is second best in all of MLS.
- After putting 2 of 16 shots on goal against Atlanta, the Sounders have put just 29.8% of their shots on target in 2023. Only the San Jose Earthquakes (27.7%) hit the target on a lower percentage of shots.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
OUT: Kervin Arriaga (Knee); Ryen Jiba (Knee); Robin Lod (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: Cristian Roldan (Concussion Protocol)
OUT: Kelyn Rowe (Right Quad Strain); Dylan Teves (Left Hamstring Strain)
REF: Timothy Ford; AR1: Stefan Tanaka-Freundt; AR2: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho; 4TH: Ismir Pekmic; VAR: Ramy Touchan; AVAR: TJ Zablocki
How to Watch
Match date/kickoff time: Sunday, 1:55 PM PT
Venue: Allianz Field, St. Paul, Minn.
Global Streaming English: MLS Season Pass (Dre Cordero & Jamie Watson)
Global Streaming Spanish: MLS Season Pass (Adrian Garcia-Marquez & Francisco Pinto)
English TV: Fox
Local Radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Danny Jackson & Steve Zakuani)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Is this game available to stream for free? Yes
Will Sounders radio be available as an alternate feed? No
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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