Major League Soccer: Seattle Sounders defeats Minnesota United 3-1 after recovering from a 0-1 deficit

SEATTLE. Seattle Sounders was capable to turn the table against Minnesota United.


SEATTLE. Seattle Sounders found a way to turn the table against Minnesota United. It was Minnesota United to score first with a goal from R. Lod. However, later Seattle Sounders found the way to turn the table scoring 3 consecutive goals with R. Ruidiaz (49′), C. Roldan (74′) and N. Lodeiro (90′). Seattle Sounders took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).

The match was played at the CenturyLink Field stadium in Seattle on Sunday and it started at 1:00 pm local time. The referee was Joe Dickerson who had the assistance of Cameron Blanchard and Michael Barwegen. The 4th official was Fotis Bazakos. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold around 14.6 degrees Celsius or 58.28 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 90%.​

Match Statistics

Seattle Sounders was in firm control of the ball 58% while Minnesota United was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Minnesota United was more aggressive with 51 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. Anyhow, Seattle Sounders succeeded in find the solution to win this match.​

Seattle Sounders shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Minnesota United shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target.


Seattle Sounders received 3 yellow cards (O. Vargas, X. Arreaga and Y. Gomez). On the other side, Minnesota United received 4 yellow cards (B. Kallman, O. Fisher, K. Arriaga and E. Reynoso).

After this encounter, Seattle Sounders will have 7 points like Vancouver Whitecaps to move up in the 28th place. On the opposite side, Minnesota United will stay with 14 points like New York City and Atlanta United to move up in the 20th place.

Match Events

  • 10'

    O. Vargas

  • 34'

    R. Lod

  • 43'

    X. Arreaga

  • 49'

    W. Trapp

  • 50'

    R. Ruidiaz (Penalty)

  • 53'

    O. Fisher

  • 56'

    K. Arriaga

  • 61'

    K. Rowe

    O. Vargas

  • 65'

    B. Hlongwane

    F. Fragapane

  • 69'

    E. Reynoso

  • 72'

    L. Amarilla

    A. Danladi

  • 74'

    C. Roldan

  • 82'

    D. Taylor

    O. Fisher

  • 82'

    A. Hunou

    W. Trapp

  • 87'

    J. Atencio

    J. Morris

  • 90'

    Y. Gomez

  • 90'

    N. Lodeiro

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, 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).

Minnesota United will host LA Galaxy on the 19th of May with a 6-1 head to head in favor of LA Galaxy (3 draws).

Seattle Sounders: Formation and Lineups

Seattle Sounders adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Brian Schmetzer chose to play with the following team: Stefan Frei (7.0), Alex Roldán (6.8), Yeimar Gómez Andrade (7.2), Xavier Arreaga (6.4), Nouhou Tolo (6.2), Obed Vargas (6.6), Albert Rusnák (6.8), Cristian Roldán (8.1), Nicolás Lodeiro (6.6), Jordan Morris (7.3) and Raúl Ruidíaz (6.5).


Seattle Sounders made 2 changes: O. Vargas for K. Rowe (61′) and J. Morris for J. Atencio (87′).

Top player: Cristian Roldán

The player who no doubt impressed Seattle Sounders the most was Cristian Roldán.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 39 passes (74% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 13. He performed 2 crosses.

Minnesota United: Formation and Lineups

Also Minnesota United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Adrian Heath played with: Dayne St. Clair (6.8), Oniel Fisher (6.8), Brent Kallman (6.7), Bakaye Dibassy (6.4), Kemar Lawrence (6.7), Wil Trapp (6.8), Kervin Arriaga (6.8), Abu Danladi (6.2), Emanuel Reynoso (8.3), Franco Fragapane (7.0) and Robin Lod (7.7).


Minnesota United made 4 changes: F. Fragapane for B. Hlongwane (65′), A. Danladi for L. Amarilla (72′), O. Fisher for D. Taylor (82′) and W. Trapp for A. Hunou (82′).

Top player: Emanuel Reynoso

The player who no doubt impressed Minnesota United the most was Emanuel Reynoso.

His rating is (8.3) with 49 passes (81% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 21. He performed 12 crosses.

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