Atlanta United brings their electric attack to the Pacific Northwest on Friday night.
Following a slow start to their season, Seattle Sounders won their last game heading into the international break. They’ll expect to put another three points on the board at home on Friday, but their defense will face a tough test in Atlanta United.
Both teams will be hoping that their players are fresh after traveling for international matches. Clint Dempsey and Roman Torres had to play key roles for their national teams, while Miguel Almiron and Kenwyne Jones will spearhead the Atlanta attack after sweating through international games as well.
The Sounders have had some moments of brilliance this season, but have still get to get their attack firing on all cylinders. They’ll be hoping Dempsey and Nicolas Lodeiro work out their chemistry soon. Atlanta, meanwhile, is second in MLS with 11 goals scored.
But the international break was not kind to Atlanta United. Their star forward and the league’s leading scorer — Josef Martinez — is out 4-6 weeks after getting injured while playing for Venezuela. Atlanta is also without defender Zach Loyd. The Seattle Sounders are missing Brad Evans and Aaron Kovar, while it’s not yet known whether Jordan Morris will be fit enough to dress after picking up an ankle injury two weeks ago.
Match info, plus how to watch on TV and stream
TV: Fox Sports 1 (U.S. – English), Fox Deportes (U.S. – Spanish)
Match date/time: Friday, 10 p.m. ET
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
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