In Week 1 of USA – MLS 2023, Jordan Morris scored twice in Seattle’s blowout 4-0 win over the Rapids. The goals of the match for the locals were scored by Cristian Roldan (24′ 1T), Jordan Morris (44′ 1T and 37′ 2T) and Heber (7′ 2T).
Seattle Sounders defenseman Alexander Roldan and Colorado Rapids forward Darren Yapi wanted to convert when their shots ended up hitting the post.
The figure of the match was Jordan Morris. The Seattle Sounders midfielder scored 2 goals and looked for the opposing goal with 3 shots.
Cristian Roldan also played a good game. The Seattle Sounders midfielder scored 1 goal and looked for the opposite goal with 4 shots.
In the 51st minute of the second leg, midfielder Albert Rusnák lifted the crowd with a pipe to Alex Gersbach.
It was a closed duel, marked by interruptions and faults. There was only one card, in the 86th minute of the second half, Kevin Cabral received a yellow card.
Seattle manager Brian Schmetzer stopped the starting XI in a 4-5-1 formation with Stefan Frei in goal; Alexander Roldan, Yeimar Gómez, Jackson Ragen and Nouhou Tolo on the defensive line; Albert Rusnák, João Paulo Mior, Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro and Jordan Morris in the middle; and Heber in the attack.
For their part, the chosen Robin Fraser entered the field with a 4-3-3 scheme with William Yarbrough under the three sticks; Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Andreas Maxso and Alex Gersbach in defence; Cole Bassett, Ralph Priso and Connor Ronan at half court; and Michael Barrios, Darren Yapi and Sam Nicholson up front.
The judge chosen to officiate the match at Lumen Field was Alex Chilowicz.
For the next date, Seattle will play at home against Real Salt Lake and the Rapids will host Sporting Kansas City.
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