Following the Sounders’ 1-0 loss in Chicago last weekend, we called it a defining moment in their season. Fortunately for everyone concerned, they bounced back on Saturday with a 2-1 home win versus the Rapids. Now it will be a case of building some momentum moving forward, starting with a massive away game on Friday against an LAFC side with the league’s best record. First things first though, here are four takeaways from the Sounders’ victory over the Rapids:

While you wouldn’t go as far as to say the Sounders had their backs against the wall, they were still struggling. With three consecutive losses and four in five games, they needed to turn things around. The game couldn’t have started much worse for Seattle, as they conceded a goal after just three minutes of play. Jonathan Lewis perfectly timed his run into the Sounders’ penalty area, rounded Frei and calmly slotted the ball home to give the Rapids a 1-0 lead. Continue reading ”      SEATTLE SOUNDERS: KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM 2-1 WIN VERSUS COLORADO RAPIDS”


Two teams in the bottom half of the Major League Soccer Western Conference will compete on Sunday in an encounter that both Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids will be desperate to win. The hosts head into the game without a victory in their previous three outings, while the visitors are undefeated across the same period of time.

Match preview

Seattle’s consistency has varied massively throughout the season as they have won eight times and lost 10, managing just two draws in amongst all of that. A change in that is something that could help the club push themselves further up the league table, and a victory could see them move as high as sixth place if other results go their way.

Despite that, Brian Schmetzer’s men are heading into this particular match on Sunday in poor form which they will want to put behind them as they have lost three consecutive matches. A bigger problem for Seattle is the fact that they have not scored a single goal throughout those fixtures, with plenty of pressure being placed on the attacking players right now. Their most recent outing saw them beaten 1-0 by Chicago Fire as Rafael Czichos scored in the first half, which proved to be enough to secure the result on the day.

Seattle Sounders Major League Soccer form:


Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer form:


Seattle Sounders possible starting lineup:

Cleveland; Rowe, Gomez, Arreaga, Tolo; Rusnak, Leyva, Morris, Lodeiro, Roldan; Bruin

Colorado Rapids possible starting lineup:

Yarbrough; Rosenberry, Abubakar, Wilson, Esteves; Acosta, Barrios, Rubio, Priso, Lewis; Zardes

Seattle Sounders might be higher in the league table, but they are not the favourites in this one due to their recent poor form, which is the opposite for the visitors. Colorado Rapids have been performing well as of late both defensively and offensively, and that confidence could see them continue that form this weekend.