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SS vs ORL | Seattle Sounders vs Orlando City – Match Preview

Match Details

Seattle Sounders vs Orlando City – Major League Soccer

16th May, 08:00 IST

Century Link Field, Seattle

 

Form:

Seattle Sounders: L D D D W

Orlando City: L W D L L

 

Please Note: Changes will be made to this article approximately 50-55 mins before the deadline. The article will be updated with the confirmed lineups and the revised combined XI when the official starting lineups are released by both the teams.

 

Preview:

Seattle Sounders and Orlando City will lock horns with each other in an important Major League Soccer match-up tonight. 

Seattle Sounders are currently in 3rd position in the MLS Western Conference. They are in a reasonable position to qualify for the playoffs.   

Orlando City, on the other hand, have made a poor start to the season and are currently 10th in the MLS Eastern Conference.    

Seattle will be firm favourites to win tonight’s match against Orlando City given their present form.  

 

Predicted Lineups:

Seattle Sounders: Frei; Leerdam, Torres, Ki-Hee, Smith; Delem, C. Roldan; Morris, Lodeiro, Shipp; Raul Ruidiaz.

Orlando City: Rowe; De John, Jansson, Sane; Ruan, Mendez, Johnson, Moutinho; Higuita; Akindele, Dwyer.

 

Combined XI for the game:

 


 

Captain & Vice-Captain Options:

  1. Morris
  2. Lodeiro
  3. Ruidiaz
  4. Dwyer
  5. Mueller
  6. Akindele

 

Must Avoid:

  1. Nani
  2. Ascues
  3. Svensson
  4. Marshall (Doubt)

 

Strategic Pointers:

  • Orlando City have won just once in their last 19 away MLS matches.
  • Seattle are unbeaten in their last 11 home matches in the league.
  • Seattle have never lost to Orlando in their history, winning three times and drawing once.
  • Morris is Seattle’s top scorer this season with 4 goals so far. Lodeiro has the highest goal contributions for them. 
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