As it was not a challenge to play without their six regular starters, the Sounds of Seattle He will face an FC Cincinnati side that is one of the hottest in MLS. Yes, a team that has finished in last place out of three straight — a first in MLS history — appears to be hitting its stride for what appears to be the first postseason in history.
FC Cincinnati has lost just one game since dropping a 4-3 decision to CFF Montreal on May 28. They have gone 5-1-11 in 17 games and are 4-0-6 including a 10 game unbeaten streak.
That’s largely down to the strength of their attack, scoring 25 goals and 56 goals in this 10-game span. Defensively they were a little weak as they allowed 50 goals.
- The other time the Sounders faced FC Cincinnati was in 2019. The Sounders won that game 4-1, the first matchup in Cincinnati’s MLS history.
- The Sounders need to win to avoid their lowest point total in a season (47 in 2009, playing just 30 matches), setting a club record for most losses in a season (16).
Question: Christian Roldan (foot surgery)
Out: Joao Paulo (R ACL tear); Andrew Thomas (lower back stress fracture); Obed Vargas (lower back stress fracture); Nicolas Lodero (yellow card reserve)
International duty: Raul Rudiaz (Peru); Jordan Morris (USA); Nuhu (Cameroon); Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador); Alex Roldan (El Salvador); Reed Baker-Whiting (USA U-19s)
Question: Allen Cruz (foot).
Out: Ronald Matarita (foot); Beckham Sunderland (concussion protocol); Kenneth Vermeer (torn pectoral muscle)
International obligation: None
Reference: Rubiel Vazquez; AR1: Mike Rothersman; AR2: Jeremy Hanson; 4th: Alex Chilovich; it was Malik Badawi; AVAR: Nick Uranga
Match date/start time: Tuesday, 7:08 PM PT
PlaceLumen Field, Seattle
Local English TV: Fox13+ (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local radio93.3 KJR-FM Seattle iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
National Radio: SiriusXMFC
HerecAl SpaniardsH Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle
Australia and New Zealand: beIN Sports Australia
Brazil: DAZN (Brazil)
China: China Sports Media
China (closed-circuit TV): Star Sports
Czech Republic: Czech Republic and Slovakia
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, DAZN (Europe)
Latin America: ESPN Latin America
Netherlands: ESPN Netherlands
Southeast Asia: beIN Sports Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa: ESPN Africa
Ukraine: Football 1
United Kingdom and Ireland: Sky Sports and Free Sports
Highlights will be posted as the game progresses.
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