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Sounders FC Faces Minnesota United FC Saturday Afternoon at Lumen Field

September 11, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release

SEATTLE, WASH. - After a long break from MLS action following a 2-0 home loss to archrival Portland Timbers on August 29, Seattle Sounders FC (12-4-6, 42 points) hosts Minnesota United FC (8-6-7, 31 points) at Lumen Field Saturday afternoon. It is the third matchup between the two sides this year.

The two squads most recently met on July 18 at Allianz Field in Minnesota, where the Loons recorded their first-ever win against the Rave Green and also ended Seattle's MLS-record 13-match unbeaten streak to start the season. Seattle hosted Minnesota on April 16 for its season-opener and recorded a 4-0 win.

Sounders FC is 6-1-1 all-time against Minnesota United in regular-season play, holding a 17-5 goal advantage in the brief four-year history. Additionally, the two sides met in last year's Western Conference Final, a dramatic 3-2 win for Seattle that saw the Rave Green score three goals in the final 15 minutes of the match.

During Sounders FC's break from MLS action, five players were called up to international duty. Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Cristian Roldan (United States), Alex Roldan (El Salvador), Brad Smith (Australia), and Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador) all were called up to their respective national teams for 2022 World Cup Qualifying matches.

Following the match against Minnesota, Sounders FC hosts Mexican side Santos Laguna in the 2021 Leagues Cup semifinals on Tuesday, September 14 at Lumen Field (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN2, TUDN). The club then travels to face Real Salt Lake on Saturday, September 18 (6:30 p.m. PT / JOEtv, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).


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