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Sounders vs. Rapids: Gamethread

Sounders will host the Rapids at 12:30 PM on Fox.

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SOUNDERS 1, RAPIDS 1: Kevin Cabral equalized, cleaning up a rebound off a Sam Vines free kick that Andrew Thomas had saved off the post.

PENALTY SAVE: With the Sounders already down a man after Josh Atencio was shown a second yellow, the Rapids won a penalty when Jackson Ragen tackled Rafel Navarro in the box. Djorde Mihailovic stepped up and Thomas dove to his right to save it rather easily.

SOUNDERS 1, RAPIDS 0: Raúl Ruidíaz tied Fredy Montero for the most goals in Sounders history, converting a penalty in the 11th minute. It was his 79th career goal with the Sounders.

LINEUPS: As expected, the Sounders rolled out the same lineup as last week’s rained-out affair with the Philadelphia Union with Raúl Ruidíaz and Jordan Morris up top in a 4-4-2.

The Seattle Sounders are still looking for their first win of 2024 as they head into this afternoon’s match against the Colorado Rapids, a team they’ve historically dominated.

The Sounders have gone 16-2-1 against the Rapids at home in MLS play, which includes a 7-0-1 record since 2016. Their chances will be bolstered by the return of Albert Rusnák to the gameday roster as well as the availability of Yeimar Goméz Andrade. Neither player has appeared in a MLS game this year.

The Rapids, though, come into the match a very different team. This last offseason they underwent significant change, including hiring Chris Armas as their new head coach and spending big money to bring in U.S. internationals Đorđe Mihailović and Zach Steffen.

So far, the results have been mixed. They were blown out in a Week 1 loss to the Portland Timbers, tied Nashville SC at home in Week 2 and then beat Real Salt Lake on the road last week.


  • The Sounders have an overall record of 25-8-4 against the Rapids in MLS play. Those 25 wins are the most the Sounders have against any team since 2009.
  • The last time the Rapids visited Lumen Field was the 2023 season opener, a game the Sounders won 4-0 behind a brace from Jordan Morris.
  • Alex Roldan is expected to make his 100th career MLS start in this game.
  • Former Defiance head coach Chris Little was one of the coaching staff holdovers from last year and remains on the Rapids’ sideline as an assistant.

Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension


OUT: Reed Baker-Whiting (left hamstring); Pedro de la Vega (hamstring); Stefan Frei (right hamstring); João Paulo (left hip); Braudilio Rodrigues (right hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE: Nathan (not due to injury)


OUT: Daniel Chacón (knee); Connor Ronan (knee)

QUESTIONABLE: Jasper Löffelsend (hamstring)


REF: Trevor Wiseman; AR1: Wilmer Soriano; AR2: Kristin Patterson
4TH: Christopher Calderon; VAR: TBD; AVAR: TBD.

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How to Watch

Match date/kickoff time: Saturday, 12:30 PM PT

Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle

Global Streaming English: MLS Season Pass (Max Bretos & Brian Dunseth)

Global Streaming Spanish: MLS Season Pass (Adrian Garcia Marquez & Francisco Pinto)

English TV: Fox (Joe Malfa & Tony Meola)

Local Radio: 950 KJR-AM 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? Yes


Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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