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The Seattle Sounders are hosting LAFC on Saturday in their first of two meetings this season. Here is everything you need to know:

WHEN AND WHERE: Kickoff is at 12:08 p.m. PT at Lumen Field (TICKETS).

WHERE TO WATCH: The match will be televised on ABC and ESPN Deportes.

WHERE TO LISTEN: The match will air on 93.3 KJR FM and El Rey 1360 AM.

2022 RECORDS AND STANDINGS: Sounders: 6-6-1 (19 points, 7th West), LAFC: 9-3-2 (29 points, 1st West)

FORM GUIDE (all competitions, most recent first): Seattle: WWLWW, LAFC: WLWLL

CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH

CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH

Celebrate Juneteenth with Sounders FC as we face LAFC in a meeting between two of the top teams in the West.

PREVIOUS MEETING: LAFC defeated the Sounders 3-0 in Los Angeles on Oct. 26 last year behind goals from Brian Rodríguez, Latif Blessing and Cristian Arongo.

SEATTLE WELCOMES THE WORLD: Seattle was named as a host city for FIFA World Cup 2026 on Thursday, bringing the biggest sports event on the planet to the Emerald City in just a few short years. You can learn more HERE.

RUIDÍAZ OUT: A tough break for the Sounders as leading goalscorer Raúl Ruidíaz will be sidelined with a pulled hamstring. The Peruvian Designated Player has seven goals in his last six matches in all competitions.

INTERNATIONALS RETURN: Seattle will have the services of Jordan Morris (United States), Cristian Roldan (United States) and Albert Rusnák (Slovakia), who all missed Tuesday’s 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps while away on international duty. Nouhou was available off the bench after his stint with Cameroon but did not play.

SOUNDERS SURGING: Following a slow start to the MLS season while balancing a Concacaf Champions League title run, Seattle has come alive of late, winning four of its last five matches and vaulting above the playoff line with matches in hand.

STINGY D: Part of Seattle’s recent success has been its dominance defensively. The Sounders have allowed just three goals in the last five matches, including two clean sheets.

NEW MAN IN CHARGE: Following the departure of Bob Bradley to Toronto FC, LAFC hired Steve Cherundolo as Bradley’s replacement. Cherundolo, a former longtime United States international who played under Bradley’s direction for the USMNT, is off to a flying start early in his first MLS head coaching job.

VETERAN ADDITIONS: LAFC brought in some major reinforcements from around MLS this past offseason. U.S. international Kellyn Acosta (Colorado), Canadian international Maxime Crépeau (Vancouver), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (NYCFC), Ilie Sánchez (Sporting KC) and Ryan Hollingshead (FC Dallas) have all been productive assets for Cherundolo so far this year.

SUMMER WITH THE CHAMPS

SUMMER WITH THE CHAMPS

A Concacaf Champions League celebration, theme matches, and a long home stretch make Sounders matches at Lumen Field your perfect Seattle summer destination.

SINGLE MATCH TICKETS

SINGLE MATCH TICKETS

Watch the Kings of Concacaf take on the rest of MLS this season! Get your single match tickets today.