MATCHUP QUICK FACTS
· Minnesota United’s last game was a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
· The shutout snapped Franco Fragapane’s streak of four games with a point. The completed streak has him tied with several players for second-longest on the season behind New England’s Carles Gil and Gustavo Bou and Orlando’s Tesho Akindele, who each reached five games with a point consecutively.
· Seattle’s win over Houston last week stretched their unbeaten streak to 13, the longest ever to start a season in MLS.
· MNUFC lost the season opener to the Sounders 4-0.
· Minnesota United have not gotten a win against Seattle in seven tries, including six losses. Their best result was a 1-1 draw at Allianz Field on May 4, 2019.
· Raul Ruidiaz and Adrien Hunou are tied for the most shots on goal in a single game this season with five. Hunou’s five came in a 1-1 tie with Dallas on June 19 and Ruidiaz’s came against Minnesota United in the season opener.
· Hunou’s shots on goal percentage of 66.7% had him tied for third in the league with Randall Leal. The top two spots are held by teenagers Ricardo Pepi and Caden Clark.
· Ruidiaz is tied with the Galaxy’s Javier Hernandez atop the Golden Boot race with 10 goals on the season.
· Joao Paulo is tied for third in assists with five so far. Paulo is also third in corner kicks in 2021 with 52.
· Franco Fragapane is averaging 0.6 assists a game, tying him for third in the league.
· American Soccer Analysis’ Goals Added metric (g+) seeks to tie together all the actions on the field in order to determine how well a team is creating chances. MNUFC are currently fourth in g+ added at 16.34, behind Sporting KC, New England and Seattle.
· Osvaldo Alonso played for Sounders FC for 10 seasons. He made 277 regular season appearances and captained the team to win four U.S. Open Cups, the 2014 Supporters’ Shield and the 2016 MLS Cup.
· Kelyn Rowe and Hassani Dotson both hail from Federal Way, Washington.
· MNUFC Technical Director Mark Watson played for Seattle during its USL days, donning the Sounders’ green in 1997.
· Tyler Miller was in the Sounders FC organization from 2015 through 2017. He started his tenure with Sounders FC 2 and backed up Stefan Frei on the first team in his final two seasons with the club.