Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United preview: How to watch, team news, predicted lineups, kickoff time and ones to watch
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The Seattle Sounders look for a first league win since April when they host Minnesota United at Lumen Field.

Seattle has dropped three matches in a row in MLS play since defeating the Loons and are bottom of the Western Conference standings.

Consecutive shutouts halted Minnesota's two-match winning streak as the Loons have not scored in 182 minutes and sit tenth in the standings.

They did advance in the U.S. Open Cup, defeating Colorado over two days after the match was halted on Wednesday and resumed on Thursday.

Team news

Seattle Sounders

Joao Paulo will miss significant time after tearing his right ACL. Joining him on the sidelines are Xavier Arreaga (concussion protocol) and Dylan Teves (right hamstring strain).

Minnesota United

Patrick Weah and Hassani Dotson won't be making the trip to the Pacific Northwest as both men have knee injuries. Romain Metanire is absent through a thigh issue.

Predicted lineups

Minnesota United: St. Clair; Lawrence, Boxall, Dibassy, Fisher; Arriaga, Trapp; Hlongwane, Reynoso, Danladi; Hunou

Seattle Sounders: Cleveland; Cissoko, Ragen, Tolo; Medranda, Vargas, Atencio, Leyva; Chu, Bruin, Monteiro

Ones to watch

Will Bruin (Seattle Sounders)

With Raul Ruidiaz yet to score in league play, Nicolas Lodeiro and Joao Paulo out, Bruin, who has had past success against Minnesota, scoring three times, will be key in the middle of the Sounders' three-man front line.

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Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota United)

The Loons goalkeeper has been spectacular this season, ranking in the top five in saves with 36 and is third with an 83.7 percent save percentage, firmly establishing himself as the number one choice between the pipes.

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Previous meetings

In April, the Sounders claimed a 2-1 victory in their second match of the season.

Joao Paulo opened the scoring in the 38th minute with a wonder strike for Seattle and Brent Kallman deflected Jordan Morris' cross past Dayne St. Clair for an own goal to double the advantage.

The Loons grabbed a late penalty as Jackson Regan fouled Joseph Morales and Emanuel Reynoso converted from the spot.

How to watch

The match will be nationally televised on ESPN in English with Spanish-language coverage provided by ESPN Deportes. Kickoff is set for 4pm Eastern time. 

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