Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, gamethread: Game time, TV schedule and lineups


Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Fox13+/Prime Video at 7 PM PT; watch with us. This might not be a literal must-win game for the Seattle Sounders, but it’s about as close as it gets. The Sounders host Real Salt Lake, a team they’re trailing in the Western Conference standings by two points. A win could push Seattle as high as fifth, while a loss could leave them as low as 11th. The good news is that the Sounders have been pretty dominant against RSL at home, especially during the regular season, where they have an 11-3-2 all-time record. The last time they dropped regular-season points against RSL at Lumen Field was in 2013. Of course, RSL did get a result as recently as last playoffs, advancing in penalties despite not taking a single shot during the match. Neither team comes into the match playing particularly well. The Sounders have gone just 3-6-0 in their past nine, which is actually better than RSL, who are 1-4-3 in their past eight. RSL’s last road win came on May 22 as they’ve gone 2-6-4 away from Rio Tinto Stadium this year. Notes The Sounders lost their last game on a goal that come at 93:32. It was the second-latest match-winning goal the Sounders have ever surrendered, with only Justin Meram’s goal in 2014 at 93:42 coming later. RSL has allowed nine goals within the first 15 minutes of games, the second-most of any team in MLS. They’ve allowed a goal in the first 15 minutes in 5 of 7 matches, including the last three, as well. Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension Seattle OUT: João Paulo (R ACL tear); Obed Vargas (lower back stress fracture) Real Salt Lake OUT: Damir Kreilach (back); Bobby Wood (abductor); Tate Schmitt (knee); Danny Musovski (hamstring) PENDING VISA: Braian Ojeda, Bryan Oviedo Officials REF: Tim Ford; AR1: Chris Wattam; AR2: Brian Poeschel; 4TH: Michael Radchuck; VAR: Edvin Jurisevic; AVAR: Nick Uranga How to Watch Match date/kickoff time: Sunday, 7:08 PM PT Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle Online Streaming: Amazon Prime (affiliate link, in-market), ESPN+ (affiliate link, out of market) Local English TV: Fox13+ (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani) Local Radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani) Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia) Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle (Ojeda, Moreno) International TV: Australia & New Zealand: beIN Sports Australia Brazil: DAZN (Brazil) China: China Sports Media China (Closed-Circuit TV): Star Sports Georgia: Silk Sport Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN (Europe) India: Eurosport Latin America: ESPN Latin America Ukraine: Football 1 United Kingdom & Ireland: Free Sports Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports Netherlands: ESPN Netherlands South Korea: Coupang Play Southeast Asia: beIN Sports Asia Sub-Saharan Africa: ESPN Africa Sweden: C-More Lineups Highlights will be posted as the match progresses. This is Seattle Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake; watch with us Sounder at Heart has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Sounder at Heart may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links.