full time: Nuhu scored his first career goal and then topped it with an assist to win the game as the Sounders scored their first win in one month, 2-1 over the Houston Dynamo.
2 votes, dynamo 1Just moments after Nicolas Lodeiro saved his penalty, Nohu set up Freddy Monteiro with a header into the back post to give the Sounders a first lead.
sounds 1, dynamo 1: Nohu, yes Nohu, found the equalizer in the 60th minute when he hit a rebound with his right foot. The opportunity began when Nicolas Lodeiro found Jordan Morris with a beautiful pass in the back. Morris cut the ball to Raul Rodiaz, whose shot was blocked. But Nuhu was the first to bounce back and dominate it and then put it inside the near post.
0 votes, 1 dynamo: Daniel Strese redirects a ball from Adalberto Carracquilla to score into the line of play.
LINEUPSThe Sounders made some tweaks to the starting lineup, Albert Rusnak moving a streak to the center left, Jordan Morris slipping to the right and installing Josh Atencio in the middle alongside Dani Leiva in a comeback to 4-2-3-1.
With a run of five games without a win – and more broadly this seven-point streak in 11 games – Seattle SoundersPlayoff chances dangle through the thinnest threads. But even beyond the post-season implications, they need to win for morale purposes.
In theory, the Houston Dynamo He offered a good chance of getting three points as he did for the rest of the season. Although Dynamo scores an impressive midweek win against LAFC, it is still the team that comes into the game without a win in 13 visits ever to Seattle and just two points off the bottom of the Western Conference. Dynamo is also pretty bad on the road, taking a 3-10-1 lead and only taking four points in his last nine.
There should be no doubt that the Sounders are the favourites, but they are stuck in a pretty bad rut and have only won 2 of their 5 home games this summer. Their last three-match road trip has seen them gain a lead in every match and somehow come home by just one point. The defense that was once the backbone of this team has now given up multiple goals in five consecutive goals.
- Dynamo scored in both halves of his victory LAFCThis is the first time they’ve managed it since May 22.
- Albert Rusnak scored a beautiful free kick against Orlando, his third goal in the Sounders. Dating back to last year, his team has now gone winless in the last five MLS games they have scored in. Rusnák scored a CCL win New York City FC Earlier this year, though.
- Two of the Dynamo players named – Hector Herrera and Tenig Hadby – appeared in the injury report as suspect.
- The Sounders’ loss to Orlando was their 15th loss of the season, and the biggest loss in a single Major League Soccer season. Their losses on their five home soils are tied the most in any season.
Off the field: Joao Paulo (R ACL Tear); Christian Roldan (groin surgery); Andrew Thomas (lumbar stress fracture); Obed Vargas (lumbar stress fracture)
Out: Darwin Siren (suspension)
Question: Hector Herrera (right man); ciliary adolescent (left leg); Thor Olvarson (belly); Zika (right leg)
Referee: Silvio Petrescu. Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson and Diego Blas; Fourth official: Ricardo Fierro; Video technology: Kevin Stott. VAR Assistant: Mike Campinert
Match start/date time: Sunday, 6:08 PM PST
place: Lumen Field, Seattle
local english tv: Fox13+ (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
local radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keeler, Zakwani)
ifcAl Spanish radio: El Rey 1360 a.m. (Rodriguez, Makeda, Tapia)
Australia and New Zealand: beIN Sports Australia
Brazil: DAZN (Brazil)
China: Chinese sports media
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN (Europe)
Latin America: ESPN Latin America
Southeast Asia: beIN Sports Asia
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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