Austin FC vs Seattle Sounders preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Austin FC look to continue their success at Q2 Stadium when they host the Seattle Sounders.

The Verde and Black are 1-1-2 in their four games at home while Seattle saw their MLS record-breaking streak of 13 games unbeaten to start a season come to an end with a 1-0 defeat at Minnesota United.

Team news

Austin will be without Jon Gallagher as he picked up a left foot injury. Danny Hoesen is sidelined with a hip injury, Nick Lima has a significant hamstring issue, Aaron Schoenfeld had a minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee with his return date still unknown and Ulises Segura is still out after knee surgery. 

The Sounders will still be missing Alex Roldan and Christian Roldan, with El Salvador and the United States respectively for Gold Cup duty. Defender Xavier Arreaga is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card while Nouhou is out through an adductor strain.

Captain Nicolas Lodeiro is missing with a knee injury with manager Brian Schmetzer unsure when he will return. Will Bruin, Stefan Frei and Shane O'Neill are also out.

Predicted lineups

Austin FC: Stuver; Jimenez, Cascante, Besler, Kolmanic; Pochettino, Fagundez, Ring; Stroud, Dominguez, Manneh

Seattle Sounders: Cleveland; Smith, Gomez, Cissoko; Medranda, Leyva, Paulo, Atencio, Rowe; Montero, Ruidiaz

Ones to watch

Moussa Djitte could be in line for his Austin debut as the 21-year old was signed by Los Verdes from Ligue 2 outfit Grenoble to provide goals for a side that has only managed ten goals in 13 games.

With Arreaga, Nouhou and O'Neill out, Josh Atencio looks set to start in the midfield. The 19-year old has made seven appearances and four starts for the club after excelling in preseason. Danny Leyva, just 18, has also performed ably in his 336 minutes of action.

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Previous meeting

The only other matchup between the two teams ended in a 0-0 draw on May 30th in Seattle.

Austin had a chance on 71 minutes as Gallagher pounced on a Seattle turnover and played in Jared Stroud, who was denied by Stefan Cleveland. 

The Rave Green thought they had taken a 75th-minute lead after Fredy Montero took a cross from Joao Paulo and beat Brad Stuver, but Raul Ruidiaz was called for offsides. 

How to watch

The match will be nationally televised by ESPN and ESPN Deportes with kickoff set for 9:30pm Eastern time.

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