SEAvRSL Starting XI: Jordan Morris gets first start, João Paulo returns to midfield 

SEAvRSL Playoffs Starting XI Cover Cristian Roldan V2

Head Coach Brian Schmetzer unveils his lineup for tonight's match against Real Salt Lake (7:30 p.m. PT; FS1, FOX Deportes, 1090 KJR AM, El Rey 1360AM) in Round One of the 2021 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Here is the Delta Starting XI:



GK: Stefan Frei (24) – captain

RWB: Kelyn Rowe (22) 

RCB: Yeimar Gómez Andrade (28)

CB: Xavier Arreaga (3)

LCB: Shane O’Neill (27)

LWB: Brad Smith (11)

MF: João Paulo (6)

MF: Cristian Roldan (7)

MF: Nico Benezet (20)

MF: Jordan Morris (13)

FW: Fredy Montero (12)

Substitutes: Stefan Cleveland (30), AB Cissoko (92), Alex Roldan (16), Danny Leyva (75), Josh Atencio (84), Reed Baker-Whiting (21), Léo Chú (23), Nico Lodeiro (10), Raúl Ruidíaz (9)

Lineup Notes:

  • Jordan Morris makes his first MLS start of the 2021 season after recovering from an ACL injury suffered in February. Morris made two prior appearances as a substitute at the end of the regular season.
  • Nicolás Lodeiro and Raúl Ruidíaz are available for selection as substitutes after recovering from knee and hamstring injuries, respectively.
  • Kelyn Rowe starts at right wingback with Alex Roldan recovering from a hip flexor strain. Roldan is on the bench this evening.
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