Sounders vs. NYCFC, updates: Albert Rusnak off the mark

SOUNDERS 1, NYCFC 0: Albert Rusnák scored his first Sounders goal, taking a first-touch shot off the Jordan Morris pass. The goal finished off a gorgeous sequence.

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LINEUPS: For this first time all year, the Seattle Sounders were able to roll out their ideal front six with Nicolas Lodeiro and Raúl Ruidiaz joining the group.


One of the biggest matches in Seattle Sounders history is here. The Winner of the two-legged, aggregate-goal series against New York City FC will become just the fifth MLS team to play in the Concacaf Champions League final and will have the chance to become the first non-Liga MX team to win the regional title since 2006.

The Sounders come into this game in good shape and good shape, riding a five-match unbeaten streak across all competitions and looking as healthy as they have all year. The only two notable absences are expected to be centerback Yeimar Gomez Andrade (ankle) and Nouhou (suspension).

NYCFC has lost three straight, which includes a 4-2 loss in the second leg of their quarterfinal against the Comunicaciones. The Defending MLS Cup winners also dropped league matches to the Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC. They will be missing a couple of key Contributors on defense but also appear to be Mostly healthy.

This will be the first time since 2019 that these teams have faced off, with the Sounders winning the last Encounter at Lumen Field, a 3-1 win in 2018.

Itattle

OUT: Yeimar Gomez Andrade (high-ankle sprain), Nouhou (yellow-card accumulation)

NYCFC

OUT: Anton Tinnerholm (Achilles), Maxime Chanot (upper body)

REF: Enrique Santander (MEX); AR1: Alberto Morin (MEX); AR2: Christian Espinosa (MEX); 4TH: Diego Montaño (MEX); VAR: Fernando Guerrero (MEX); AVAR: Erick Miranda (MEX)

Match date /time: Wednesday, 7 PM PT

Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle

Online Streaming: Fubo TV (affiliate link), FoxSports.com, TUDN.com

National English TV: FS1 (John Strong & Warren Barton)

Local Radio: 1090 KJR-AM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keller)

Local SpanisB Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)

National Spanish TV: TUDN (Carlos Pavon, Daniel Nohra & Ramses Sandoval)

Lineups

Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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