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Sounder Strategy: Someone score on Philly

Seattle crave quality over quantity in front of goal

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Jane Gershovich | Sounders FC Communications

The Sounders face their first East Coast road trip with an injury report that is still absurdly long. Despite peppering Austin like a smoked brisket last weekend, no Seattle shots went in the goal. The Rave Green need to get their forwards on the score sheet before a early drought becomes a full-blown narrative.

The Union face Seattle between tough fixtures in Concacaf Champions Cup and will need to rotate their squad for freshness. Travel and health aside, the Sounders can capitalize against a preoccupied opponent. Let’s review what happened at home against Austin and discuss how the Sounders might get their attack going in Philly.

Sussing out Seattle

After rewatching the match, it was clear that the Sounders did so much right in their structure. In the first half, Austin was trying, and failing, to build from the back. The Sounders were winning the ball in good areas.

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