Goals and Highlights: Seattle Sounders 1-1 Columbus Crew, 2020 MLS
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FULL TIME

Crew, Sounders play to a 1-1 draw. And that's the whistle! Game over from CenturyLink field! Thank you all for joining me! 

ANOTHER CHANCE!

After Video Review, Seattle is awarded another chance as Room was off of his line prior to the kick. Ruidiaz takes it again and SCORES! We're all tied in Seattle! 

PENALTY!

77' Seattle has a chance to level the match after Afful was called for handling the ball in the box. Ruidiaz steps up to take the kick..... SAVE BY ROOM! 

Crew still hold 1-0 lead

It's the 71st minute and Crew SC still hold on to the 1-0 lead. 

Seattle Substitution

Seattles second sub sees Harry Shipp replace Gustav Svensson. 

Crew SC Sub and Yellow Caution

Derrick Etienne Jr. Replaces Luis Diaz, who inadvertently is issued a yellow card for time wasting. 

Corner kick

Seattle is awarded yet another corner kick. And another one, but Eloy Room is there to stop the danger. 

Seattle Substitution

Seattle makes its first sub of the game. 

Tonight's announced attendance is 33,080. 

GOAL!

53' GOAL! Miguel Ibarra levels the match as he slots home the equalizer! The goal is currently being reviewed and has been disallowed for offside. 

SUB

Chris Cadden replaces Milton Valenzuela at the half. Not a good look for Crew SC. 

HALFTIME

Crew SC carry their 1-0 lead to the locker room here at halftime. 

Three minutes of stoppage time

45' A minimum of three minutes of stoppage time to the first half. Columbus still lead 1-0. 

VIDEO

A clean pass from Diaz, smooth finish from Zardes to give Crew SC the lead. 

Yellow Card

37' Yellow card caution to Seattle's Joevin Jones for his tackle on Luis Diaz. 

GOAL!

34' GOAL! Gyasi Zardes opens up the scoring for the away team! 1-0! 

28' 0-0

Still scoreless here in the 28th minute of play. Both teams now looking alive, with Seattle just getting a little bit better opportunities than Columbus. 

Valenzuela down

Not a good sight for Crew SC fans as Milton Valenzuela picked up a knock. He missed the entire 2019 season with an ACL injury and is playing his second MLS game in over a year. 

Corner Kick Seattle

18' Another corner kick to the Sounders. 

Free kick Seattle

11' Free kick for Seattle just at the top of the 18-yard box. Multiple Sounders players standing over the ball. Joevin Jones takes it quick and blasts it into the wall. 

Columbus finding rhythm

Columbus are finally finding themselves in this match after having to play defense for the first nine minutes of the match. Score still 0-0. 

Free kick Crew

2' Columbus are awarded a free kick early on and take it quick

Kickoff!

1' Kickoff from CenturyLink Field! 

COVID-19

MLS has released a six-step policy in regards to the COVID-19 around the country/world. It's too long to write down, but here's three words to simplify it: WASH. YOUR. HANDS. 

Closer to kickoff!

We're just about 15 minutes away from kickoff! Leave me your score predictions on Twitter! (@MRTylerF) 

Teams have entered the pitch

Both teams have entered the pitch for warmups! About 25 minutes away from kickoff! 

Crew make two changes

Here is the official Crew SC lineup. Aboubacar Keita replaces Vito Wormgoor at center back. Luis Diaz gets the start over Youness Mokhtar on the right. 

Sounders official lineup

Here is the Seattle Sounders official lineup. 

Hello!

Hello from CenturyLink Field! 

Seattle Sounders 1-1 Columbus Crew SC
 

Prediction

It's hard to get a prediction on this match because both teams have shown what they can do early on in the season. With Columbus being on the road, it's been a struggle. Especially against top teams like the Sounders. This will be their first tight road contest this season, but if they can mesh together well, Columbus could win this game. But they have to stop the Sounders who are at home and have star power for days. This could spark a great matchup between both clubs, and be played to a draw, which is where I think this matchup will be headed to.

If you can't get any of them, stay tuned here on VAVEL as I provide you LIVE updates throughout the match!

If you want to stream it from your phone directly, Fox Sports Go. And you can listen to the broadcast on 950 KJR AM/El Rey 1360 AM in Seattle; For Columbus, your broadcast options are 971TheFan.com or 97.1 FM HD3. 
 

How To Watch, Listen and Stream

Here is how you can watch Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew SC. If you want to watch on TV, your options are MLS Live on ESPN+, DAZN in Canada. If you are in Seattle, you can catch the match on JOEtv. Columbus can find the game on SportstimeOhio.

Club Statements on COVID-19

Here is the Sounder's statement on COVID-19. Here is Crew SC's statement on COVID-19. 

Above are the statments released by both clubs.

Both teams have made statements regarding the situation and are taking the necessary precautions ahead of the match. As of now, the game is going on as scheduled. Us here at VAVEL will keep you updated in case anything changes before kick-off.

A concessions stand worker who worked a recent XFL game recently has been tested positive for having the virus. That alone should worry the 60,000+ fans that are going to be filling CenturyLink Field on Saturday.

Concern for Coronavirus

There has been lots of talk surrounding this particular match because of the Coronavirus outbreak in Seattle. Discussions have ranged from either postponing or canceling the game, to not allowing fans into the stadium and having it played behind closed doors. This would not only hurt fans who are traveling for the match, but it would hurt the league.

Room; Valenzuela-Wormgoor-Mensah-Afful; Nagbe, Artur; Mokhtar-Zelarayán-Santos; Zardes

Crew SC Projected lineup

Here is my projected lineup for the visiting team, Columbus Crew SC. The formation is likely to also be 4-2-3-1. They are led by Head Coach Caleb Porter. Its possible Wormgoor does not get the start because of his injuries, but anything is possible. 

Frei; Leerdam-Arreaga-O'Neill-Jones; Leyva-Delem; Roldan-Joao Paulo-Svensson; Morris

Sounders Projected Lineup

Here is my projected lineup for the home team, Seattle Sounders. With Svensson back, I see him getting the start at midfield with Morris starting over Ruidiaz. They likely will lineup in a 4-2-3-1 formation. The Sounders are led by Head Coach Brian Schmetzer.

Sounders Team News

As for Seattle, they will have Gustav Svensson returning to the squad from his injury while Nico Lodeiro is still nursing his leg injury. However, Seattle can compete just fine with the like of Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris along with Joao Paulo and Raul Ruidiaz. That should be no problem for the Sounders in this matchup.

Crew SC Team News

Columbus will be without left-back Waylon Francis and center-back Vito Wormgoor is listed as questionable as he is suffering from an ankle injury from the first and an apparent rib injury. However, they have gained back the likes of Milton Valenzuela, who missed the entire 2019 MLS season with an ACL injury.

Sounders bounce Fire 2-1

The Sounders are coming into this matchup after defeating the Chicago Fire 2-1 at home to open up their 2020 MLS campaign. Jordan Morris scored both goals for the Sounders, with his winner coming in the 90th minute of play. Morris will look to continue his strong start to the season against an excellent Columbus side.

Crew defeat NYCFC

The Black & Gold are coming into this matchup off of a 1-0 win over New York City FC. Lucas Zelarayan got the lone goal for Crew SC in the second half of the game. Columbus now travels to the Pacific Northwest to take on reigning MLS Cup Champions Seattle Sounders.

The Sounders vs. Crew SC match is located at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, USA. The kick-off is scheduled at 10:00 pm ET.

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