The Seattle Sounders host Austin FC on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Seattle is ninth in the conference table at 11-3-15 on 36 points with a goal difference of 0. Seattle was a 2-1 winner over the Houston Dynamo last Sunday. Nouhou Tolo scored Seattle's first goal in the 59th minute to tie the score and Fredy Montero added the winner in the 76th minute.
Seattle snapped a winless run of five consecutive matches when defeating Houston last Sunday. Seattle has won two consecutive matches only twice this season. Jordan Morris and Raul Ruidiaz are the leading goal scorers for Seattle with seven apiece, while Nicolas Lodeiro has scored five. Lodeiro is the leader in assists with and two others have four each.
Austin FC is second in the conference table at 15-6-8 on 51 points with a goal difference of +18. Austin was shutout 3-0 by Nashville last Saturday. Austin remained second in the Western Conference table but because of the loss, did not officially secure one of the seven postseason berths. Austin was shutout for the first time since losing 1-0 to the LA Galaxy on May 22.
Austin has been defeated in two consecutive matches for just the second time this season after falling to Nashville 3-0 on Saturday. Austin has lost each of its last two road matches following a stretch of 12 road matches with just two losses. Sebastian Driussi is the leading goal scorer for Austin with 20, while Diego Fagundez is the leader in assists with 11.