Atlanta United vs. Sounders, full time: Drama at death

full time: Just when it looked like the Seattle Sounders had a tricky point did a very familiar defensive blunder happen to them when Andrew Guttman was allowed to fire an undisputed missile from about 25 yards that easily overpowered Stephen Fry in the 94th minute. The Sounders had He trailed in the first half but equalized by Christian Roldan midway through the second half and was actually the better team for the most part. Instead of getting a point, they lost their fourth game in a row and would need help from somewhere else to stay in the supplement area.

Atlanta 1, votes 1: Christian Roldan found the equalizer in the 68th minute, having finished well and cleared a rebound.

Atlanta 1, votes 0: Ronaldo gave Cisneros United his first-ever lead over the Sounders, putting a ball in that deflected Nohu.

It’s probably an extension to suggest a file Seattle Sounders And the Atlanta United Real competition. The two teams have only faced four times in actual competition since Atlanta entered the league in 2017. However, it would be insincere to point out that there doesn’t seem to be anything that qualifies the competition.

On the one hand, teams seem to tend to measure themselves against each other, at least off the field. Atlanta entered the league and immediately surpassed the Sounders in terms of attendance and then followed that up by winning their first MLS Cup in just their second year. A few years later, Atlanta then hired the Sounders assistant coach to lead their team and followed that up by signing Sounders legend Osvaldo Alonso.

However, neither Gonzalo Pineda nor Alonso has been able to turn things around this year. Alonso is one of a long list of injuries that Atlanta has suffered to key players, and the team may have been languishing 12th in the East, five points outside the divider.

Meanwhile, the Sounders aren’t lighting the world with fire either. But they’ve at least moved into the playoff center and are still only three points off the fourth in the West. However, they are in a three-game losing streak and have won only two of their last seven games overall.

  • Three of the four confrontations between the Sounders and Atlanta ended in a draw, although they have played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium only once. The Sounders had the only win in the series, a 2-1 win in 2019.
  • Atlanta has won only 3 of 17 games after its 3-1-1 start to 2022.
  • Pineda is 14-14-10 since joining Atlanta around the middle of the 2021 season.


Question: Ronald Hernandez (MCL); Brooks Lennon (MCL)

Out: Ozzie Alonso (torn ACL); Dylan Castanheira (Achilles); Brad Guzan (Achilles); Miles Robinson (Achilles); Emerson Hyndman (quad); George Campbell (closed)


Out: João Paulo (R ACL tear); Obed Vargas (lumbar stress fracture)

Reference: Armando Villarreal AR1: Corey Parker AR2: Logan Brown the fourth: Nima Sqafi I was: Ismail Al-Fath AVAR: Jonathan Johnson

Match start/date time: Saturday, 12:08 PM PT

place: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Online Streaming: ESPN + (Affiliate link), Fubo TV (Affiliate link)

English National Television: ABC (John Champion, Taylor Twillman and Christina Alexander)

local radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keeler)

ifcAl Spanish radio: El Rey 1360 a.m. (Rodriguez, Makeda, Tapia)

local spanish tv: KUNS-TV Univision – Seattle

Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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