SOUNDERS HANDED NOUHOU INJURY BOOST

Seattle Sounders have been handed a big boost on the injury front with the imminent return to action for central defender Nouhou.Nouhou is expected to travel with the rest of the Seattle Sounders squad for the trip to face Minnesota United in an MLS game this weekend. Seattle Sounders would be the guests of Minnesota United in an MLS football clash billed to take place in Minnesota on Sunday.

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Nouhou has been out of action due to injury for the better part of the last two months. His last game for Seattle Sounders was against Austin FC in the league in May though he has played for his national team during this period. Cameroon international Nouhou played 43 minutes for the Indomitable Lions during the international break in June.
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SCHMETZER SURPRISED AT RUIDIAZ OMISSION

Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer hasexpressed his surprise at the decision to drop striker Ruiz Ruidiaz from the Peru squad for the ongoing Copa America tournament in Brazil. Schmetzer spoke to the media about Ruidiaz, Peru and the Copa America tournament on Friday.

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The presence of Ruidiaz in the Seattle Sounders team at the moment is a big plus to Schmetzer and his team but it didn’t stop him from expressing his opinion on the decision to leave him out of the Peru team for the tournament. According to the Seattle Sounders manager, Ruidiaz has been in good form in front of goal and it’s surprising that he was cut off from the team for the Copa America tournament.
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SCHMETZER CONFIRMS LODEIRO INJURY

Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer has confirmed that Uruguayan international player Nico Lodeiro is injured just a week before the start of the 2021 season in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

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Lodeiro is the Seattle Sounders skipper and the new development would come as a blow to the club ahead of the new campaign though Schmetzer insists that his captain suffered a minor injury.
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Schmetzer happy with positives in draw with San Jose

 

Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer says that there were some positives from the goalless draw with San Jose Earthquakes.Schmetzer’s team were coming on the back of a 3-1 loss against Los Angeles FC. As a result, there was a greater need for three points to keep the momentum at the start of the campaign. The MLS campaign is coming to a crucial juncture with Seattle Sounders sitting at the top of the table with 31 points. However, the lead could have been much greater if not for the recent dropped points against LAFC and San Jose. Schmetzer, though, is not too concerned about the dropped points against San Jose since there were positives from the game.

This was a game which was expected to feature a lot of goals going by the result of last season. Seattle Sounders were able to secure an impressive 7-1 victory in the same fixture last season. This time around, the two teams were evenly matched throughout the game. San Jose could have even taken a lead in the game if not for Will Bruin clearing an effort from Chris Wondolowski. Even though San Jose were able to get a slender advantage in the first half, they were not able to this advantage in two goals. Seattle had a late opportunity to win the game with Jordan Morris coming close in the last 10 minutes.
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Seattle Sounders Encounter Timid Loss against Colorado Rapids

Seattle Sounders failed to make it three wins in a row after a 2-0 away defeat against Colorado Rapids. This was a major setback for Brian Schmetzer and his team, who were hoping to narrow the advantage enjoyed by Los Angeles FC. The result also keeps the likes of Minnesota United and San Jose Earthquakes within touching distance of Seattle. It should be remembered that Seattle have not been able to pick up three consecutive victories since the opening month of the campaign. A sequence of two successive wins has been followed by a defeat in three occasions.

The game against Rapids witnessed an ongoing disappointment from Seattle, who could only manage two shots on target in the 90 minutes. The first setback came just a few minutes before the break when Andre Shinyashiki scored in the 41st minute. His second of the game came in the second half just when Seattle were hoping for a slice of luck. In the end, Seattle had to lack of three points at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park once again. Schmetzer claimed that the result was very disappointing even if the club without a number of international players, who had been away on international duty. It is quite possible that Seattle may drop to as low as fourth in the table if results go against them.
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Brian Schmetzer Disappointed with Home Defeat against Kansas City

Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer has admitted that his team cannot afford to lose three goals at home and still think about winning the match. His comments come after the 3-2 defeat against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. Seattle had already been receiving plenty of setbacks in their efforts to challenge Los Angeles FC at the top of the Western Conference table. However, the game at CenturyLink Field witnessed Seattle Sounders end up losing for the second consecutive game.

The loss against Kansas City Wizards is in the second defeat in three games for Seattle, who have now dropped to 4th in the table with Minnesota United and San Jose Earthquakes ahead. The pressure from LA Galaxy is also turning on with the club just one point behind. Seattle received a double setback after just 33 minutes following a brace from Felipe Gutierrez. Even though Jordan Morris was able to pull one back just before half-time, Erik Hurtado’s goal in the second half made the game safe for Kansas City and rendered the second goal from Morris has only a consolation. The Seattle team has to recover quickly before they face New England Revolution once again at home next weekend.
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