Sounders FC sign four players from Tacoma Defiance on short-term loans
After the first defeat of the season on Sunday, Sounders FC (8-1-5, 29 points) continue their two-match road streak on Thursday night with the club’s first-ever visit to Q2 Stadium to take on the team of Austin FC expansion (6:30 a.m. PT/ESPN, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM). The two teams previously played out a scoreless draw on May 30 at Lumen Field.
Sounders FC announced today that they have signed Tacoma Defiance players Samuel Adeniran, Juan Alvarez, Obed Vargas and Alex Villanueva on short-term deals, making them available for the club’s game tonight in Austin. International recalls, injuries and disciplinary suspensions of Seattle roster players made the club eligible for Extreme Hardship. As a result, Rave Green have signed all four players from the club’s USL Championship affiliate on short-term loans, making them eligible tonight.
Sunday’s loss to Minnesota ended a league-record 13-game (8-0-5) unbeaten streak to start a season. The run also equaled the longest in club history at any time in a single season, tying the franchise record set in 2017, as well as the ninth-longest unbeaten streak contained in a single season in history. of the league.
Thursday’s game airs nationally on ESPN, with Jon Champion and Taylor Twellman on the call. Sports Radio 950 KJR is broadcasting tonight’s game on radio, with commentators Keith Costigan and Kasey Keller, in addition to Jackson Felts, Pete Fewing and Danny Jackson providing pre-game, halftime and after-game coverage. post game. El Rey 1360 AM is broadcasting the match in Spanish, with Zuper Mario Rodriguez, Felipe Maqueda, Carlos Tapia and Marlo Vilela on the call.
Austin FC (3-6-4, 13 points) is currently 10th in the Western Conference in its inaugural season and is 1-1-2 at home since opening Q2 Stadium. Sounders FC returns home Sunday, July 25 for a game between two of the Western Conference’s top teams, hosting Sporting Kansas City at Lumen Field (6:00 p.m. PT/JOEtv, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).