2019-10-23-SEA-RSL-revised

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs  – Conference Semifinals
Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake
CenturyLink Field – Seattle
October 23 – 10 PM ET


TV: FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN, TVAS


It's been several years since Seattle and RSL have met in the postseason. They went head-to-head in both 2011 and 2012 with RSL advancing in 2011 and the Sounders in 2012.


RSL have a winning all-time record against Seattle in the regular season (12W-10L-4D), though Seattle have won the bulk of the matches played at CenturyLink, site of Wednesday's Conference Semi (10W-3L-3D record in regular season and playoffs combined).


Real Salt Lake thumped Seattle 3-0 at the RioT in their last meeting on August 14 behind goals from Sam Johnson, Albert Rusnak and Corey Baird. Seattle won the match at CenturyLink this year 1-0 on April 6 with Nico Lodeiro finding the back of the net.


The last five meetings between the teams at CenturyLink have been one-goal affairs with RSL coming away with just one win in 2018 on a Bofo Saucedo golazo.



Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake MLS Playoffs: How to watch and stream - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Will Bruin (F) - right ACL tear
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None


Real Salt Lake

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Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake MLS Playoffs: How to watch and stream - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Nick Besler (M) - foot injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jefferson Savarino (F), Kyle Beckerman (M)
  • International duty:  None


Series Matchup at Sounders


  • Sounders: 9 wins, 21 goals
  • Real Salt Lake: 3 wins, 9 goals
  • 2 draws


MLS Cup Playoffs


  • Sounders: 2 wins, 3 goals
  • Real Salt Lake: 2 wins, 3 goals
  • 1 draw


Officials


  • Referee: Alan Kelly
  • Assistant Referees:  Nick Uranga, Kathryn Nesbitt
  • 4th Official:  Rubiel Vazquez
  • VAR:  Jon Freemon

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