The Seattle Sounders are hosting FC Cincinnati on Tuesday in their penultimate home match of the season. Here is everything you need to know:
WHEN AND WHERE: Kickoff is at 7:08 p.m. PT at Lumen Field (TICKETS).
WHERE TO WATCH: The match will be televised FOX 13+ and Prime Video.
WHERE TO LISTEN: The match will air on 93.3 KJR FM and El Rey 1360AM.
2022 RECORDS AND STANDINGS: Sounders: 12-16-3 (39 points, 10th West), Cincinnati: 11-8-12 (45 points, 6th West)
FORM GUIDE (most recent first): Seattle: LWWLL, Cincinnati: WWWDW
PREVIOUS MEETING: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and scheduling restrictions, Seattle and Cincinnati have only met once. The Sounders hosted FCC in their first MLS match on March 2, 2019. Leonardo Bertone opened the scoring for Cincinnati in the 13th minute before Kelvin Leerdam, a Jordan Morris brace and Raúl Ruidíaz led the Sounders to a 4-1 win.
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Come watch Seattle Sounders FC as we host FC Cincinnati tonight at Lumen Field!
INTERNATIONALS TBD: Six Sounders — Morris (United States), Ruidíaz (Peru), Nouhou (Cameroon), Alex Roldan (El Salvador), Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador) and Reed Baker-Whiting (United States U-19s) — are currently away on international duty. It remains to be seen whether any will be back in time to participate on Tuesday.
SEARCHING FOR POINTS: The Sounders will need to win out to avoid setting a club record for fewest points in an MLS season (47, 2009). Seattle is also fighting to keep its league-record postseason streak alive and qualify for the playoffs for the 14th consecutive year.
BRUIN CLIMBS THE LADDER: Forward Will Bruin scored his 77th career MLS goal last week and passed MLS legend and former United States international Steve Ralston for 29th all time. Bruin is eighth among active MLS players and is right behind fellow Sounders forward Fredy Montero (83 goals).
TOUGH TO BEAT: Cincinnati has only lost once in its last 17 matches (5-1-11) and enters unbeaten in its last 10 (4-0-6).
LEAGUES CUP SHOWCASE: During the current international break, FC Cincinnati hosted and defeated Liga MX side Chivas 3-1 on Wednesday.
ACOSTA ASSISTING: Cincinnati midfielder Luciano Acosta leads MLS with 18 assists this season, three more than any other player. His favorite target has been Brandon Vázquez, who is tied for fifth in the league with 16 goals.
MULTI-GOAL GAMES: Brenner recorded a brace for FC Cincinnati in their last MLS match against Real Salt Lake. It was the eighth multi-goal game for a Cincinnati player this year, including four for Brenner. Prior to this season, Cincinnati had only one in its first three years.