CCL - 2020 - CD Olimpia vs SEA

Olimpia vs. Seattle Sounders FC | Concacaf Champions League Preview

2020 Concacaf Champions League — Round of 16, Leg 1
CD Olimpia vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano — San Pedro Sula
February 20 — 10:00 PM ET

TV: FS2, TUDN
STREAMING: FOX Sports GO, TSN.ca/TSN App

Fresh off winning a second MLS Cup title, the Seattle Sounders have their sights set on becoming the first MLS team to win the Concacaf Champions League, but face a difficult test against Honduran powerhouse Olimpia in the Round of 16.

This is the Sounders' sixth appearance in the competition, losing to Chivas de Guadalajara in the 2018 quarterfinals in their last outing. Seattle's deepest run came in 2012-13 when they lost to Santos Laguna in the semifinals. Olimpia are making their 11th appearance in this 12th iteration of the competition.

Though Olimpia usually play at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in their hometown of Tegucigalpa, this game — along with Atlanta's clash against Motagua — is set to be moved to the Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula as the venue in Tegucigalpa is currently closed due to infrastructure issues.

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Harry Shipp (M) - illness
    • OUT: Nicolas Lodeiro (M) - tendinitis 
    • OUT: Gustav Svensson (M) - calf strain
    • OUT: Will Bruin (F) - ACL
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jorge Alvarez (M) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Michael Chirinos (M) - knee surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Harold Fonseca (GK) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the third all-time meeting between CD Olimpia and Seattle Sounders FC. Drawn into the same group in 2015-16, the Sounders won both previous matches, 2-1 in Seattle and 1-0 in Honduras.
  • Concacaf Champions League history: Olimpia - 10 appearances (2018, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09): 18 wins, 13 losses, 11 ties (66 goals) … Seattle Sounders - 5 appearances (2018, 2015-16, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11): 15 wins, 8 losses, 4 ties (50 goals)
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