Seattle Sounders vs New York Red Bulls

The Seattle Sounders look to go back to the top of the MLS table today in Sodo against the New York Red Bulls.

Though they started the season strong, New York is 1-2-2 in their last five. That includes a loss to Philly and a draw, at home, with Colorado. The Red Bulls are looking for a better run of form.

Seattle however has been on a role, going 3-1-1. The only nit you could pick with the Sounders is that they only have 1 goal in the last 180+ minutes of soccer. Though Oba’s recent injury, roster rotating and their opponents’ quality defense in those games (SKC and the Rapids) are mitigating factors. Seattle can and will score against New York.

Bold Prediction: Now I have been way off on my last couple of bold predictions, so I gotta get back on a streak. New York will employ high pressure, but that should backfire. Seattle is too good at exploiting open space and any opponent who wants to cede that to the Sounders should expect to get punished. However, Seattle will be a bit tired as they are playing their 3rd game in 8 days. I don’t see a third straight clean sheet. Seattle 2-1.

 

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