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Union-Sounders match rescheduled for April 30

Sounders will be able to consolidate their East Coast trip.

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The Seattle Sounders will resume their match against the Philadelphia Union on April 30, it was announced on Thursday. The match was originally started on March 9, but had to be called off in the 5th minute due to heavy rains that were causing the Subaru Park pitch to become unplayable.

The date of the match will at least save the Sounders a cross-country flight, as they will almost certainly remain on the East Coast after playing at D.C. United on April 27. By playing on a Tuesday, it also gives them an extra day of rest before their home game on May 5, against the LA Galaxy.

It does, however, make a congested part of their schedule even busier. From April 27-June 1, the Sounders now have nine league matches with the potential for two more U.S. Open Cup matches. If they win their Round of 32 Open Cup game, they’ll have a game scheduled for every weekend and midweek date for six straight weeks.

Since this is technically a continuation of that match, the rosters will be required to stay the same. As a reminder, here were the lineups and rosters for the two teams:

One change to the game will be in the officiating crew, as this game featured replacements officials. When the game resumes, PRO confirmed that union refs will be on the call.