Major League Soccer: Seattle Sounders defeats Charlotte 2-1

SEATTLE. Seattle Sounders beat Charlotte to win 2-1.


SEATTLE. Seattle Sounders beat Charlotte to win 2-1. It was Charlotte to strike first with a goal of Bender Ben at the 21′. Then it was a goal in the 72′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Ruidiaz gave the win to Seattle Sounders in the 80′ minute with a goal. Seattle Sounders took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

The match was played at the CenturyLink Field stadium in Seattle on Sunday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Rosendo Mendoza who had the assistance of Jeff Hosking and Mike Rottersman. The 4th official was Víctor Rivas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 10.1 degrees Celsius or 50.22 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

Seattle Sounders was in firm control of the ball 57% while Charlotte was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Seattle Sounders was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Seattle Sounders won the encounter.​

Charlotte shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders shot 15 times, 2 on target, 13 off target.


Charlotte received 2 yellow cards (J. Mora and A. Shinyashiki). On the other side, Seattle Sounders received 2 yellow cards (J. Morris and N. Tolo).

After this match, Charlotte will stay with 16 points like Columbus Crew, Atlanta United and New England to move down in the 21st place. On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders will have 13 points like Sporting KC to move up in the 26th place.

Match Events

  • 21'

    Bender Ben

  • 35'

    J. Mora

  • 47'

    A. Shinyashiki

  • 62'

    F. Montero

    O. Vargas

  • 65'

    K. Jozwiak

    O. McKinze Gaines II

  • 66'

    K. A. Calderon Vargas

    A. Shinyashiki

  • 72'

    J. Morris

  • 80'

    R. Ruidiaz

  • 81'

    S. Ruiz

    Bender Ben

  • 81'

    C. Ortiz

    D. Rios

  • 81'

    C. Fuchs

    J. Mora

  • 87'

    K. Rowe

    A. Rusnak

  • 87'

    J. Morris

  • 87'

    J. Medranda

    J. Morris

  • 90'

    N. Tolo

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Charlotte will host New York RB on the 11th of June with a 0-0 head to head record.

Seattle Sounders will host Vancouver Whitecaps on the 1st of May with a 16-8 head to head stats in favor of Seattle Sounders (9 draws).

Charlotte: Formation and Lineups

Charlotte started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Brian Schmetzer chose to play with the following team: Kristijan Kahlina (6.3), Jaylin Lindsey (7.0), Guzmán Corujo (7.1), Christian Makoun (6.3), Joseph Mora (6.4), Brandt Bronico (6.4), Orrin McKinze Gaines II. (6.5), Jordy Alcivar (6.8), Benjamin Bender (7.6), Andre Shinyashiki (6.5) and Daniel Rios (6.8).


Charlotte made 5 changes: O. McKinze Gaines II for K. Jozwiak (65′), A. Shinyashiki for K. A. Calderon Vargas (66′), Bender Ben for S. Ruiz (81′), D. Rios for C. Ortiz (81′) and J. Mora for C. Fuchs (81′).

Top player: Benjamin Bender

The player who no doubt impressed Charlotte the most was Benjamin Bender.

His rating is (7.6) with 1 goal, 32 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4.

Seattle Sounders: Formation and Lineups

Seattle Sounders started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the other side, Miguel Ángel Ramírez played with: Stefan Frei (6.5), Alex Roldán (8.1), Yeimar Gómez Andrade (7.6), Xavier Arreaga (6.9), Nouhou Tolo (7.6), Obed Vargas (6.8), Albert Rusnák (6.4), Cristian Roldán (7.4), Nicolás Lodeiro (7.3), Jordan Morris (7.2) and Raúl Ruidíaz (7.1).


Seattle Sounders made 3 changes: O. Vargas for F. Montero (62′), A. Rusnak for K. Rowe (87′) and J. Morris for J. Medranda (87′).

Top player: Alex Roldán

The player who no doubt impressed Seattle Sounders the most was Alex Roldán even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 46 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4. He performed 2 crosses.

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