From being champion in the Concachampions against Pumas UNAM to fighting to enter the MLS Playoffs: Seattle Sounders and its complicated panorama

From being champion in the Concachampions against Pumas UNAM to fighting to enter the MLS Playoffs: Seattle Sounders and its complicated panorama

The United States team is fighting to enter the MLS Playoffs after being crowned champion earlier in the year in the Concachampions against Pumas UNAM

Seattle Sounders and Pumas UNAM played the Concachampions final very recently, which was left in the hands of the Major League Soccer team over the Liga MX team. However, now the reality of the American team is different, because after the title obtained at the beginning of 2022 they are fighting to enter the MLS Playoffs.

After the 1-1 draw against FC Cincinnati at Lumen Field last Tuesday, September 28, the Seattle team had 40 units in 32 games played in the United States, thus leaving it in box nine of the MLS Western Conference five points from the seventh position where you can get the last ticket for the next phase of the tournament.

That is why the team that raised the international tournament on the continent does not have the best options to enter the Playoffs, since it needs to collect six points, the last six that are still in dispute. In addition, the Seattle team also needs ‘help’ from the other conference teams in the final scores.

What the Sounders do need is to beat Sporting Kansas City on the road (October 2) and the San Jose Earthquakes at home on Decision Day (October 9) to get the six points, hoping that other teams that are in the fight for the last ticket to the Playoffs of the competition.

In search of not breaking its history in the MLS

For the first time in their history, the emerald team could be eliminated from the MLS Playoffs if they lose or draw any of their remaining games, and if they are unlucky with another of their rivals’ direct results.

Melissa Galbraith
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