Sounders at Nashville, Recap: Blues in Music City

The Seattle Sounders It ran a reasonably rotating lineup for the midweek recreation on the street in opposition to Nashville, and regardless of a number of promising probabilities, it fell 1-0 to the hosts. Seattle regarded the more than likely to attain within the opening minutes, with a number of harmful moments throughout the first two minutes.

After quarter-hour, the entire first half was Nashville. Eight of Nashville’s 12 complete pictures for the night got here between the 14th and thirty sixth minutes, with all their work paying off within the forty fourth minute. Nico Lodeiro was caught wanting on the ball at his ft, and Randall Leal’s cross shot into CG Sabong as he ran behind Nohu. Then Sabong discovered that Hani Mokhtar was open and entered the aim, and Mokhtar hit the online after taking a look at Stefan Cleveland to present his staff the lead.

The Sounders put Nashville underneath strain within the second half, though a minimum of a few of that was because of the nature of Nashville’s strategy. Whereas Nashville was sitting deep in protection and possession and off the counter at each alternative, Seattle despatched waves of assaults that inevitably crashed into the boulder that’s Walker Zimmerman. Some second-half substitutions helped Seattle have extra management of the sport, aside from what Nashville allowed. Dani Leva was a very shiny spot, offering a little bit of perseverance, some good passing and imaginative and prescient in midfield. The Sounders have one other recreation on this wild trip, and it is an opportunity to bounce again within the face of agony Chicago fireplace facet on Saturday.

2′- Christian Roldan permits in a shot from 20 yards whereas the Sounders maintain Nashville pinned at their finish with possession and urgent.

14′- Stefan Cleveland does a superb dive blocking a harmful free kick, reaching and hitting the ball to his left for a nook.

44′- Nico Lodeiro picks up his pocket and Nashville counterattacks. CJ Sapong performs Hani Mukhtar and Mukhtar finally ends up opening the recording. 0-1

58′- Danny Leyva’s first contribution to the sport is an outstanding shot that fades previous the publish after some intelligent passes from the Sounders assault.

68′- The just about unattainable occurred, as Nohu ran off the sphere from Jordan Morris and took a shot that veered its manner in, then the goalkeeper threw it and hit it with the publish.

75′- Will Bruin nearly received one, solely placing the end huge on a superb go from Nouhou.

90′ +3 – Danny Leyva sends a twisted cross that finds Christian Roldan on the again publish, however attempting to ship it again throughout aim was an excessive amount of.

Protection of sleepy time: Twice per week the Saunders assault was taken off the hits listing. It occurs, it is arduous to attain objectives. The largest concern is that twice per week – and you’ll return and add a Montreal loss in order for you – the Sounders misplaced the video games as a result of at one vital (or extra) second the protection was merely caught sleeping. This time it began with Lodeiro getting pocketed simply, however it nonetheless does not clarify why not one of the three defenders have been able to dam the counter and even make it harder. Defensive toughness has been a trademark of Sounders for a very long time, however it’s been a surprisingly frequent concern recently.

How do you clear up an issue like Montero? Freddy Monteiro is a extremely good soccer participant. I am a fan; I prefer it when he makes good passes, when he scores objectives and does basic issues with the golden gods. However for now, he continues to get kick-off nods from Brian Schmetzer’s squad, and whereas he is enjoying comparatively nicely, he appears time and time once more to offer qualities that merely aren’t what the staff wants. It is not for nothing that the Sounders extra simply discovered their rhythm with Will Bruin on the courtroom when Raúl Ruidíaz is not out there. Monteiro remains to be an excellent participant, very a lot able to serving to the staff win matches, however the Sounders’ strategy appears to require a focus to overpower what Bruin gives.

Developed by Danny Leva: It is simple sufficient to overlook that earlier than Obed Vargas hit the scene this season, or Josh Atencio did the identical in 2021, Danny Leyva was the brand new hotness of 2019 because the 16-year-old incomes ‘ooh’s and’ ahhh from mid space. Accidents, as with the 2 beforehand talked about, represented a pace bump for Leyva, however he seems to be again at his finest, with an excellent begin in opposition to Toronto FC And now his sub-appearance in opposition to Nashville. Within the 33 minutes tonight, Leva accomplished 25 of his 26 passes whereas additionally offering some spine to his midfield. It is a good reminder that evolution is not linear, and given the chance, the midfield may nonetheless be in good fingers with Leyva and Atencio.

Steves has a manner about them.

5 – Nico Lodeiro, Freddy Monteiro, Jordan Morris, Christian Roldan and Rusnak mixed simply 5 touches contained in the Nashville penalty space.


man of the match

  • 64%

    Stephen Cleveland

    (66 votes)

  • 10%

    Christian Roldan

    (11 votes)

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