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Game Notes: Sounders FC vs. FC Cincinnati - March 2, 2019

March 1, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release

Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris returns to the playing field after suffering a torn ACL at the beginning of last season
Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris returns to the playing field after suffering a torn ACL at the beginning of last season
(Seattle Sounders FC, Credit: Jane Gershovich / Seattle Sounders FC)

Sounders FC begins its 11th MLS campaign on Saturday, March 2 against expansion side FC Cincinnati at CenturyLink Field (7:00 p.m. PT / FS1, YouTube TV, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM). Saturday's match marks the 10th time in 11 seasons that Sounders FC has opened the regular season in front of the home crowd, with the club accumulating a 5-5-0 record all-time in season-openers with a 13-7 goal advantage.

The team is Celebrating 10 Years in MLS this season, and fans are encouraged to arrive at the match early to take advantage of some special opportunities to recognize Seattle's inaugural 2009 team. Additionally, the family of former Head Coach Sigi Schmid will be present as Sounders FC honors the life of its first MLS manager prior to the match with the presentation of a Golden Scarf.

Saturday's match is being broadcast nationally on FS1, featuring John Strong, Stu Holden and Jillian Sakovits on the call. Additionally, fans throughout Washington can stream Sounders FC matches on YouTube TV all season.

Sports Radio 950 KJR AM is carrying Saturday's opener, featuring Sounders FC broadcasters Matt Johnson, Kasey Keller and Steve Zakuani, in addition to Jackson Felts, Wade Webber, Pete Fewing and Danny Jackson providing pre-match, halftime and post-match coverage. Fans in Western Washington can tune-in to El Rey 1360 AM for a Spanish radio broadcast, featuring "Zuper" Mario Rodriguez, Felipe Maqueda and Carlos Tapia.

The match is the first in the Major League Soccer history of FC Cincinnati, who joined MLS from the United Soccer League prior to the 2019 season. For the second consecutive campaign, Sounders FC is facing an expansion club making its MLS debut. Seattle hosted Los Angeles FC in its inaugural contest last season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION

National TV: FS1

Regional TV: YouTube TV

Talent: John Strong, Stu Holden and Jillian Sakovits

Local Radio: 950 KJR AM

Talent: Matt Johnson, Kasey Keller and Steve Zakuani

Pre-Match, Halftime and Post-Match Talent: Jackson Felts, Wade Webber, Danny Jackson

Local Radio (Spanish): El Rey 1360 AM

Talent: Mario Rodriguez, Felipe Maqueda and Carlos Tapia





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Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris returns to the playing field after suffering a torn ACL at the beginning of last season
Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris returns to the playing field after suffering a torn ACL at the beginning of last season

(Jane Gershovich / Seattle Sounders FC)
  

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