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Sporting KC vs. Sounders: Gamethread

Sounders will visit Sporting KC at 5:30 PM.

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SPORTING KC 1, SOUNDERS 1: Johnny Russell continued to torment the Sounders, scoring from about 25 yards out on a shot that Stefan Frei probably should have saved.

SPORTING KC 0, SOUNDERS 1: Jordan Morris scored his third goal in four games, clinically putting away a pass from João Paulo in the 13th minute.

LINEUPS: Reed Baker-Whiting gets his first start of 2024, replacing Nouhou who is on international duty. Otherwise, it’s the same lineup as last week.

Sporting Kansas City - Seattle Sounders FC Live Score

Sporting KC is in a pretty bad place these days. After a solid 2-1-3 start to the season, Sporting have gone 10 straight without a win, which includes seven straight losses. Although all but two of those losses were by one goal, they’ve given up at least two in nine of their past 10.

Just as concerning is that their underlying numbers are just as bad. They are currently on -9.0 xGD — two goals better than their actual goal-difference — and have over-performed their xG by nearly eight goals.

Unlike the 10-game winless run they started with in 2023, there’s no obvious culprit like health to blame. For the most part, Sporting KC has been going through this misery with virtually all of their presumed Best XI available.

Notably, Sporting ended that 10-game run of futility against the Sounders last year.


  • The Sounders and Sporting KC split their two matches last season, with each team winning on the road.
  • In the Sounders’ last trip to Children’s Mercy Park, Jordan Morris set a team record with four goals. It’s the last hat trick by any Sounders player.
  • Tino Lopez has been signed to a short-term loan from Tacoma Defiance.
  • The Sounders have an all-time record of 6-5-2 at Children’s Mercy Park in MLS play.
  • Sporting has dropped 17 points from winning positions this year, the highest mark in MLS.
  • Sporting’s xG difference over the past five games is -3.5. Only the New England Revolution (-6.0) are worse in that stretch.

Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension

Sporting Kansas City

OUT: Danny Flores - Concussion Protocol; Logan Ndenbe - Knee; Remi Walter - Knee

QUESTIONABLE: Dany Rosero - Hip; Erik Thommy - Hamstring.

Seattle Sounders FC

OUT: Jonathan Bell - Hamstring; Stuart Hawkins - International duty; Nathan - Quad; Nouhou - International duty

QUESTIONABLE: Pedro de la Vega - Hamstring; Braudilio Rodrigues - Hamstring

Recent form

Sounders: DWDLW (2-1-2)
Sporting KC: LLLLL (0-5-0)


Kit matchup


REF: Guido Gonzales Jr; AR1: Cameron Blanchard; AR2: Andrew Bigelow; 4TH: Malik Badawi; VAR: Timothy Ford; AVAR: TJ Zablocki

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How to Watch

Match date/kickoff time: Saturday, 5:39 PM PT

Venue: Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, Kan.

Global Streaming English: MLS Season Pass (Keith Costigan & Maurice Edu)

Global Streaming Spanish: MLS Season Pass (Jorge Perez Navarro & Marcelo Balboa)

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? No

Will Sounders radio be available as an alternate feed? No


Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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