Sounders FC is hosting FC Dallas in Game 3 of the Round One, best-of-three postseason series at Lumen Field on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. PT. Here are five reasons to attend the high-stakes match in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs.
It All Comes Down To This
The Round One best-of-three series between the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas is currently tied with both teams securing a win in the first two matches. Friday’s match will determine not only the winner of the series, but which team will move onto the Western Conference Semifinals.
Together As One
With the difficult environment that makes up Lumen Field, the Sounders have been able to go on an 18-match unbeaten run at home in the playoffs, which is the second longest streak behind New England Revolution. The Sounders will need all the fan support they can get to continue this streak and advance to the next round of postseason play.
Friday’s match could mark Cristian Roldan’s 300th appearance with the Sounders across all competitions. He would become the third player in club history in the MLS era to achieve such a feat, behind Osvaldo Alonso and Stefan Frei.
Home Field Advantage
Playoff matches at Lumen Field are just different. Not only is the energy in the building electric, but historically, the Sounders have gone on incredible runs on their home turf. The club’s 2016 and 2019 MLS Cup-winning seasons featured unforgettable victories at Lumen Field. And with St. Louis CITY SC out of playoff contention, the Sounders have the opportunity to host both the Western Conference Semifinals and Final if they were to win Friday night and continue progressing.
Along with the fun that’ll make up the match itself, there will be a variety of activities provided for fans to enjoy. This includes but not limited to, Soccer Skee-ball, the Crossbar Challenge — Presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealer, and a FIFA Gaming Station. There will also be a variety of food options to choose from through concessions and BIPOC and diverse-owned food trucks and pop-up restaurants, presented by First & Goal Inc. and Levy.