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Sounders FC Takes Down New England Revolution 2-0 Saturday Evening in Seattle

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July 7, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Seattle Sounders FC News Release

Seattle Sounders FC's Raúl Ruidíaz, Albert Rusnák, and Albert Rusnák on game night
Seattle Sounders FC’s Raúl Ruidíaz, Albert Rusnák, and Albert Rusnák on game night
(Seattle Sounders FC)

SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC (8-7-7, 31 points) earned a 2-0 home win over the New England Revolution (7-12-1, 22 points) on Saturday evening on the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field. Jordan Morris and Albert Rusnák scored as Seattle took all nine points from its three-match homestand and extended its unbeaten streak to five games (4-0-1). Stefan Frei recorded his fifth shutout of the season and 110th of his MLS career, two shy of second all-time in league history. Seattle turns its attention to the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals as it takes on Sacramento Republic FC on Tuesday, July 9 at Heart Health Park (8:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV – Watch Free, 950 KJR AM). Sounders FC then returns to MLS play, traveling to Austin FC on Saturday, July 13 (5:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV – Watch Free, 93.3 KJR FM, El Rey 1360 AM).

MATCH NOTES

With the win, Sounders FC jumps to sixth in the Western Conference with 31 points (8-7-7), one point shy of fifth-place Vancouver and three points behind fourth-place Colorado.

Seattle is now 5-5-5 all-time against New England in MLS regular season play. This marked the first meeting between the two sides since 2019, and Sounders FC is riding a four-match unbeaten run in the series (1-0-3).

Sounders FC took all nine points from the three-match homestand and has now won four consecutive home matches dating back to June 15 vs. Minnesota. This marks the first time the club has won four straight matches at home since September 19-October 7, 2020.

Seattle is now unbeaten in the last five matches (4-0-1) and has lost just twice in the last 15 games across all competitions (8-2-5).

Jordan Morris scored his eighth goal of the season in the first half, tying Raúl Ruidíaz for the team lead. He now has 74 goals across all competitions for Sounders FC, five shy of Fredy Montero for second in club history.

Albert Rusnák recorded his team-leading 10th assist of the season on Morris’ goal, tied for seventh in MLS. This marks the third time he has reached double-digit assists in a season since coming to MLS in 2017 (11 in 2021, 14 in 2017). At 20 appearances this season, this is the fastest Rusnák has reached the double-digit assist mark since joining the league.

Rusnák scored his third goal of the season late in the second half. The Slovakian…

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