full timeThe Sounders scored perhaps their most impressive win since the CONCACAF Champions League final, beating Austin 3-0 on Saturday. Raul Ruediaz made a double in the first half, Jordan Morris provided two assists and concluded the scoring with an own goal. The Sounders are now sitting three points off a break awaiting the rest of the weekend’s results.
Sounders 3, Austin 0: Saunders added the third goal when Nicolas Lodeiro’s free kick rebounded from Ruben Gabrielsen’s net.
Saunders 2, Austin FC 0: Raul Ruídias added a second goal, effectively crossing in a Jordan Morris cross to end a beautiful attacking sequence.
Saunders 1, Austin FC 0: Raul Ruediaz got off to a good start for the Sounders team members, taking a feed away from Nicolas Lodeiro in the 12th minute. Jordan Morris had a secondary pass with a beautiful cross pass to Lodeiro.
LINEUPS: The Sounders will return to the squad that beat the Houston Dynamo last week, while Austin FC is missing Sebastian Driosi with a leg injury.
The Seattle SoundersPlayoff hopes are hanging by a thread, as the team sits six points off seventh in the Western Conference with five games remaining. This leaves very little room for error, especially in their three remaining home games.
Austin Football Club is without a doubt Seattle’s biggest challenge. The Year 2 club is currently second in the West, has a goal difference of +18 and already has more waypoints (26) than the host (25).
How dangerous they will be will be influenced by the availability of Sebastian Driosi, who is treating a knee injury that may tempt Josh Wolf to rest on artificial turf. But even without Drusi, Austin has some strong forwards like Maxi Urruti (nine goals) and Diego Vagondes (six goals, 11 assists).
The Sounders meet Austin in good time, although they have lost two goals in a row and allowed 18 goals in their past eight games.
- The Sounders cut out a five-game losing streak last week when they beat Houston Dynamo2-1.
- The Sounders have not posted a shutdown since August 2.
- The Sounders have a record 1-0-2 against Austin FC. They tied in their previous meeting this year, 1-1, and settled into a goalless draw in their only other game at Lumen Field.
Out: João Paulo (R ACL tear); Christian Roldan (groin surgery); Andrew Thomas (lumbar stress fracture); Obed Vargas (lumbar stress fracture)
Out: Freddy Kleiman (L knee)
Question: Sebastian Driosi (right knee)
Reference: Marcos Deulifera AR1: Michael Barujen AR2: Jose da Silva the fourth: Katya Koroleva Video Assistant Referee: Ted Uncle AVAR: Peter Balciunas
Match start/date time: Saturday, 5:08 PM PT
place: Lumen Field, Seattle
local english tv: Fox13+ (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
local radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keeler, Zakwani)
ifcAl Spanish radio: El Rey 1360 a.m. (Rodriguez, Makeda, Tapia)
local spanish tv: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle (Jamie Mendez & Diego Arrioja)
Brazil: DAZN (Brazil)
Czech Republic and Slovakia: Nova Sport (Czech Republic).
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN (Europe)
Latin America: ESPN Latin America
Middle East and North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports
Netherlands: ESPN Netherlands
Sub-Saharan Africa: ESPN Africa
Ukraine: Football 1
UK and Ireland: free sport
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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