Sounders FC Takes on Liga MX Side Club León in 2021 Leagues Cup Final
SEATTLE, WASH. - Sounders FC is set to face Liga MX side Club León in the 2021 Leagues Cup Final Wednesday evening at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (7:00 p.m. PT / ESPN2, TUDN, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM). Seattle was victorious in its semifinal match, defeating Santos Laguna 1-0 on September 14 at Lumen Field. Leagues Cup is the official annual single-elimination tournament that features clubs from MLS and Liga MX, Mexico's topflight league. The match marks Seattle's first international final in club history.
The Rave Green are 6-8-2 all-time against Liga MX sides. On August 23, 2011, the club's 1-0 win over Monterrey marked just the second time an MLS side won a match in Mexico. Sounders FC became the first MLS team to eliminate a Mexican club in the Knockout Stage after advancing past Tigres in the quarterfinals of the 2012-2013 tournament, featuring a 3-1 second-leg win with memorable goals from DeAndre Yedlin and Djimi Traore. Sounders FC has also faced off with Liga MX giants Club América, Chivas de Guadalajara and Santos Laguna in Champions League action, in addition to international friendly matches against Chivas, Club Tijuana and Club Necaxa.
Following Wednesday's final, Sounders FC returns to MLS action, hitting the road this weekend to face Western Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, September 26 at Children's Mercy Park (4:00 p.m. PT / FS1, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).
National TV: ESPN2
Talent: Jon Champion & Taylor Twellman
National TV (Spanish): TUDN
Talent: Tony Cherchi, Jose Luis Lopez Salido, Enrique Borja, Ramses Sandoval & Dani Nohra
Local Radio: 950 KJR AM
Talent: Keith Costigan & Kasey Keller
Pre-Match, Halftime & Post-Match: Jackson Felts & Pete Fewing
Local Radio (Spanish): El Rey 1360 AM
Talent: Mario Rodriguez, Felipe Maqueda, Carlos Tapia & Marlo Vilela
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