Seattle Sounders FC
2020 season
Seattle Sounders FC wordmark.svg
General managerGarth Lagerwey
Head coachBrian Schmetzer
StadiumCenturyLink Field
Major League SoccerConference: 2nd
Overall: 6th
MLS Cup PlayoffsRunners-up
U.S. Open CupCanceled
CONCACAF Champions LeagueRound of 16
Campeones CupCanceled
MLS is Back TournamentRound of 16
Cascadia CupNot awarded
Heritage CupWinners
Top goalscorerLeague:
Raúl Ruidíaz (12)

All:
Raúl Ruidíaz (14)
Highest home attendanceLeague: 40,126
(March 1 vs. Chicago Fire FC)
Lowest home attendanceLeague: 33,080
(March 7 vs. Columbus Crew SC)
Average home league attendanceLeague: 36,603
Biggest winSEA 7–1 SJ
(September 10)
Biggest defeatSEA 1–4 LAFC
(July 27)
← 2019
2021 →

The 2020 Seattle Sounders FC season was the club's twelfth season in Major League Soccer, the United States' top-tier of professional soccer. The team was under the management of Brian Schmetzer in his fourth full MLS season as head coach of the Sounders. Seattle were the reigning MLS Cup champions, having defeated Toronto FC 3–1 in the 2019 final at their home stadium, CenturyLink Field.[1]

Background

Main article: 2019 Seattle Sounders FC season

The Sounders won the MLS Cup at CenturyLink Field by defeating Toronto FC 3–1. The team is set to play in the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League and 2020 Campeones Cup, along with regular MLS and U.S. Open Cup matches.[2]

Recap

Prior to the start of the season, Sounders backup goalkeeper Bryan Meredith was selected by Inter Miami CF in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft.[3]

Due to the expansion of the league and the resulting unbalanced schedule, the Sounders were scheduled to not play FC Cincinnati, Orlando City SC, and the Philadelphia Union,[4] although this schedule was later disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and most teams only played regional opponents for much of the season, resulting in many teams not playing each other at all, or not until meeting in the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.[5]

The second home match of the season, on March 7 against the Columbus Crew SC, had an attendance of 33,080—the lowest for an MLS regular season game in Sounders history. The match was played amid a local outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that had caused several deaths in the week prior.[6]

On October 27, the Sounders clinched their 12th consecutive appearance in the MLS Cup playoffs,[7] and on December 7, they won their 4th Western Conference Champion trophy.[8]

Current roster

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Squad correct as of January 22, 2021.[9]

No. Pos. Player Nation
1 GK Trey Muse (HGP)  United States
2 DF Brad Smith  Australia
3 DF Xavier Arreaga  Ecuador
4 MF Gustav Svensson  Sweden
5 DF Nouhou Tolo  Cameroon
6 MF João Paulo ((DP) on loan from Botafogo)  Brazil
7 MF Cristian Roldan  United States
8 MF Jordy Delem  Martinique
9 FW Raúl Ruidíaz (DP)  Peru
10 MF Nicolás Lodeiro (DP)  Uruguay
11 MF Miguel Ibarra  United States
16 DF Alex Roldan  United States
17 FW Will Bruin  United States
18 DF Kelvin Leerdam  Suriname
24 GK Stefan Frei   Switzerland
27 DF Shane O'Neill  United States
28 DF Yeimar Gómez Andrade  Colombia
29 DF Román Torres  Panama
30 GK Stefan Cleveland  United States
33 DF Joevin Jones  Trinidad and Tobago
37 MF Shandon Hopeau (HGP)  United States
45 MF Ethan Dobbelaere (HGP)  United States
75 MF Danny Leyva (HGP)  United States
84 MF Josh Atencio (HGP)  United States
87 FW Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (HGP)  United States
94 DF Jimmy Medranda  Colombia
99 FW Justin Dhillon  United States

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Squad correct as of January 22, 2021.

No. Pos. Player Nation
15 MF Emanuel Cecchini (On loan from Málaga CF on loan to Unión de Santa Fe)  Argentina
13 FW Jordan Morris (On loan to Swansea)  United States

Competitions

  Win   Draw   Loss   Void   Upcoming fixture

Preseason

January 22, 2020 Closed-door scrimmage Seattle Sounders FC United States 0–1 Uruguay Peñarol Long Beach, California
Recap Urretaviscaya 37' Stadium: George Allen Field
January 29, 2020 Closed-door scrimmage Seattle Sounders FC 3–2 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California
10:50 am (PST) Ruidíaz 14'
Delem 55'
Bwana 98'
Recap 23'
43'
Stadium: Sullivan Field
Note: 105 min scrimmage
February 5, 2020 Closed-door scrimmage Seattle Sounders FC 6–2 Sacramento Republic FC Seattle, Washington
11:00 am (PST) Ruidíaz 2'
Shipp 9'
Morris 35'
Dhillon 78', 97'
A. Roldan 117'
Recap Werner 72'
Iwasa 96'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Note: 120 min scrimmage
February 12, 2020 Closed-door scrimmage Seattle Sounders FC United States 2–2 Mexico Club Atlético Zacatepec Mexico City, Mexico
8:30 am (PST) Leyva Red card 8'
Ruidíaz 2'
Morris 33'
Castillo 63'
Barboza 83' (pen.)
Stadium: Centro Alto Rendimiento
February 12, 2020 Closed-door scrimmage Seattle Sounders FC United States 2–1 Mexico Club Universidad Nacional U-20 Mexico City, Mexico
10:30 am (PST) Bwana 20'
Robles 61'
40' Stadium: Centro Alto Rendimiento

Major League Soccer

Main article: 2020 Major League Soccer season

League tables

Western Conference
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts PPG Qualification
1 Sporting Kansas City 21 12 6 3 38 25 +13 39 1.86 Qualification for the Playoffs first round and Leagues Cup
2 Seattle Sounders FC 22 11 5 6 44 23 +21 39 1.77
3 Portland Timbers 23 11 6 6 46 35 +11 39 1.70 Qualification for the Playoffs first round and
2021 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
4 Minnesota United FC 21 9 5 7 36 26 +10 34 1.62 Qualification for the Playoffs first round
5 Colorado Rapids 18 8 6 4 32 28 +4 28 1.56
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points per game; 2) total wins per match played; 3) total goal differential per match played; 4) total goals scored per match played; 5) fewest disciplinary points per match played; 6) away goal differential per away match played; 7) away goals scored per away match played; 8) home goal differential per home match played; 9) home goals scored per home match played; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Notes:
Overall
Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts PPG Qualification
4 Columbus Crew SC (C) 23 12 6 5 36 21 +15 41 1.78 2021 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
5 Orlando City SC 23 11 4 8 40 25 +15 41 1.78 2021 Leagues Cup[b]
6 Seattle Sounders FC 22 11 5 6 44 23 +21 39 1.77 2021 Leagues Cup[c]
7 New York City FC 23 12 8 3 37 25 +12 39 1.70 2021 Leagues Cup[d]
8 Portland Timbers (M) 23 11 6 6 46 35 +11 39 1.70 2021 CONCACAF Champions League[e]
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points per game; 2) total wins per match played; 3) total goal differential per match played; 4) total goals scored per match played; 5) fewest disciplinary points per match played; 6) away goal differential per away match played; 7) away goals scored per away match played; 8) home goal differential per home match played; 9) home goals scored per home match played; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
(C) Champion; (M) MLS is Back Tournament champions
Notes:
  1. ^ As MLS Cup 2020 champions (USA1)
  2. ^ As 4th, Eastern Conference (MLS2)
  3. ^ As 2nd, Western Conference (MLS3)
  4. ^ As 5th, Eastern Conference (MLS4)
  5. ^ As MLS is Back Tournament winners (USA3)

Results

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
22 11 6 5 44 23  +21 39 8 3 1 30 10  +20 3 3 4 14 13  +1

Last updated: November 8, 2020.
Source: MLS

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223
GroundHHNNNAAHAHHHAAHHAHAHAAH
ResultWDDLWWDWDLWWLWWWLCDDWLW
Source: MLS
A = Away; H = Home; N = Neutral; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; C = Canceled
March 1, 2020 MLS 1 Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 Chicago Fire FC Seattle, Washington
12:00 p.m. (PST) Morris 62', 90'+3'
Delem Yellow card 80'
João Paulo Yellow card 86'
Preview Berić 46'
Herbers Yellow card 72'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 40,126
Referee: Alex Chilowicz
March 7, 2020 MLS 2 Seattle Sounders FC 1–1 Columbus Crew SC Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PST) Jones Yellow card 36'
Ruidíaz 79' (pen.)
João Paulo Yellow card 85'
Boxscore Zardes 33'
Díaz Yellow card 62'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 33,080
Referee: Jair Marrufo
July 10, 2020 MLS 3 Seattle Sounders FC 0–0 San Jose Earthquakes Bay Lake, Florida
6:00 pm (PDT) Arreaga Yellow card 24' Report Thompson Yellow card 19' Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0
Referee: Drew Fischer
July 14, 2020 MLS 4 Chicago Fire FC 2–1 Seattle Sounders FC Bay Lake, Florida
6:00 am (PDT) Herbers Yellow card 22'
Berić 52'
Pineda 84'
Report Hopeau Yellow card 41'
Gómez Yellow card 60'
Bwana 77'
Ruidíaz Yellow card 90'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
July 19, 2020 MLS 5 Seattle Sounders FC 3–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Bay Lake, Florida
7:30 pm (PDT) Lodeiro 16' (pen.)
Morris 34'
Leerdam Yellow card 40'
Ruidíaz 51'
Report Khmiri Yellow card 16'
Reyna Yellow card 30'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0
Referee: Robert Sibiga
August 23, 2020 MLS 6 Portland Timbers 0–3 Seattle Sounders FC Portland, Oregon
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Boxscore Ruidíaz 72', 83'
Leerdam 85'
Stadium: Providence Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Note: Match will not be eligible for Cascadia Cup due to lack of fans in attendance.[10]
August 30, 2020 MLS 8 Seattle Sounders FC 3–1 Los Angeles FC Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Ruidíaz 11'
Leerdam Yellow card 28'
Morris 48', 49'
O'Neill Yellow card 64'
Boxscore Kaye Yellow card 42'
Rossi 60'
Blessing Yellow card 69'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Stott
September 2, 2020 MLS 9 Real Salt Lake 2–2 Seattle Sounders FC Sandy, Utah
6:30 p.m. (PDT) Herrera Yellow card 28'
Kreilach Yellow card 45'+2'
Glad 50'
Ruíz 85'
Baird Yellow card 90'
Report Arreaga Yellow card 18'
Lodeiro 29' (pen.)
Gómez Andrade 69'
João Paulo Yellow card 80'
Stadium: Rio Tinto Stadium
Attendance: 4,026
Referee: Malik Badawi
September 6, 2020 MLS 10 Seattle Sounders FC 1–2 Portland Timbers Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Leerdam 42'
C. Roldan Yellow card 45'+4'
Bruin Yellow card 76'
Preview Williamson 9', Yellow card 90'
Villafaña Yellow card 49'
Duvall Yellow card 79'
Mora 83'
D. Chará Yellow card 86'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Note: Match will not be eligible for Cascadia Cup due to lack of fans in attendance.[10]
September 10, 2020 MLS 11 Heritage Cup Seattle Sounders FC 7–1 San Jose Earthquakes Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Morris 4'
Ruidíaz 12', 33'
Leerdam 15'
Jones 20', 59'
João Paulo 48'
Boxscore Ríos Yellow card 30'
Wondolowski 71' (pen.)
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Allen Chapman
September 18, 2020 MLS 12 Seattle Sounders FC 3–0 Los Angeles FC Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Lodeiro 29' (pen.), 33' (pen.), Yellow card 71'
Arreaga Yellow card 63'
Ruidíaz 82'
Gómez Andrade Yellow card 84'
Boxscore Cifuentes Yellow card 54'
Najar Yellow card 90'+4'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Joseph Dickerson
September 23, 2020 MLS 13 Portland Timbers 1–0 Seattle Sounders FC Portland, Oregon
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Y. Chará 13'
Bonilla Yellow card 55'
Williamson Yellow card 76'
Clark Yellow card 90+6'
Boxscore Nouhou Yellow card 36'
Ruidíaz Yellow card 56'
A. Roldan Yellow card 90'
Stadium: Providence Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Allen Chapman
Note: Match will not be eligible for Cascadia Cup due to lack of fans in attendance.[10] The MLS Disciplinary Committee issued a suspension to Raúl Ruidíaz on review of the match.[11]
September 27, 2020 MLS 14 LA Galaxy 1–3 Seattle Sounders FC Carson, California
7:30 p.m. (PDT) Araujo Yellow card 40'
Lletget 88'
Boxscore C. Roldan 12', 61'
Morris 38'
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jair Marrufo
October 3, 2020 MLS 15 Seattle Sounders FC 3–1 Vancouver Whitecaps Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PDT) João Paulo 46', Yellow card 49'
Ruidíaz 58'
Gómez Andrade Yellow card 65'
Boxscore Bikel Yellow card 26', Red card 68'
Cavallini Yellow card 52'
Godoy 52' (o.g.)
Montero 65' (pen.)
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Timothy Ford
Note: Match will not be eligible for Cascadia Cup due to lack of fans in attendance.[10]
October 7, 2020 MLS 16 Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 Real Salt Lake Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Delem Yellow card 26'
Morris 28'
Yeimar 61'
O'Neill Yellow card 70'
Preview Nouhou 68' (o.g.)
Besler Yellow card 76'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: David Gantar
October 11, 2020 MLS 17 Los Angeles FC 3–1 Seattle Sounders FC Los Angeles, California
4:00 p.m. (PDT) Musovski 15', 84'
Ginella Yellow card 19', 65'
El Monir Yellow card 88'
Report Lodeiro Yellow card 74', 77'
João Paulo Yellow card 80'
Stadium: Banc of California Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ramy Touchan
October 14, 2020 MLS 18 Seattle Sounders FC NP–NP Colorado Rapids Seattle, Washington
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Preview Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Note: While the match had been postponed due to COVID-19 within the Rapids squad it was announced on October 29th that postponed matches with the Rapids would not be rescheduled.[12]
October 18, 2020 MLS 19 Heritage Cup San Jose Earthquakes 0–0 Seattle Sounders FC San Jose, California
7:30 p.m. (PDT) Judson Yellow card 53' Boxscore Gómez Andrade Yellow card 76' Stadium: Earthquakes Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Stott
October 22, 2020 MLS 20 Seattle Sounders FC 1–1 Portland Timbers Seattle, Washington
7:30 p.m. (PDT) Bruin 90'+3' Boxscore Flores 10'
Williamson Yellow card 90'+3'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Note: Match will not be eligible for Cascadia Cup due to lack of fans in attendance.[10] Match rescheduled from 10/24.
October 27, 2020 MLS 21 Vancouver Whitecaps 0–2 Seattle Sounders FC Portland, Oregon
7:00 p.m. (PDT) Cavallini Yellow card 62'
Dájome 84'
Cornelius Yellow card 90'
Boxscore Ruidíaz 54'
Lodeiro 60'
Stadium: Providence Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Note: Match played in Portland due to travel restrictions between Canada and USA due to COVID-19. Match will not be eligible for Cascadia Cup due to lack of fans in attendance.[10]
November 1, 2020 MLS 22 Colorado Rapids 3–1 Seattle Sounders FC Commerce City, Colorado
6:00 p.m. (PST) Shinyashiki 11'
Rosenberry 42'
Bassett 75'
Boxscore Morris 22', Yellow card 73'
Gómez Andrade Yellow card 35'
Stadium: Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ismir Pekmic
November 4, 2020 MLS 7 LA Galaxy 1–1 Seattle Sounders FC Carson, California
8:00 p.m. (PST) Kljestan Yellow card 20'
Chicharito 78'
Lletget Yellow card 84'
Bingham Yellow card 90'+3'
Boxscore Arreaga Yellow card 24'
O'Neill Yellow card 72'
Ruidíaz 90'+3'
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Note: Not played due to player protest.[13] Rescheduled from 8/24.
November 8, 2020 MLS 23 Heritage Cup Seattle Sounders FC 4–1 San Jose Earthquakes Seattle, Washington
3:30 p.m. (PST) Lodeiro 52'
Ruidíaz 54'
Morris 74'
López 80' (o.g.)
Boxscore López 57' Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jair Marrufo


MLS Cup Playoffs

See also: 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs

November 24, 2020 First Round Seattle Sounders FC 3–1 Los Angeles FC Seattle, Washington
7:30 pm (PST) Lodeiro 18', Yellow card 88'
Ruidíaz 66'
Morris 80'
Boxscore Atuesta 77'
El-Munir Yellow card 90'+2'
Stadium: Lumen Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kevin Stott
December 1, 2020 Conference Semifinals Seattle Sounders FC 1–0 FC Dallas Seattle, Washington
6:30 pm (PST) O'Neill 49'
João Paulo Yellow card 69'
Boxscore Bressan Yellow card 58'
Santos Yellow card 74'
Stadium: Lumen Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Robert Sibiga
December 7, 2020 Conference Finals Seattle Sounders FC 3–2 Minnesota United FC Seattle, Washington
6:30 pm (PST) A. Roldan Yellow card 9'
O'Neill Yellow card 27'
Bruin 75'
Ruidíaz 89'
Svensson 90'+3'
Boxscore Reynoso 29'
Dibassy Yellow card 62', 67'
Stadium: Lumen Field
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ismail Elfath
December 12, 2020 MLS Cup 2020 Columbus Crew SC 3–0 Seattle Sounders FC Columbus, Ohio
5:30 pm (PST) Zelarayán 25', 82'
Etienne 31'
Boxscore João Paulo Yellow card 27'
Smith Yellow card 49'
Stadium: Mapfre Stadium
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Jair Marrufo

CONCACAF Champions League

Main article: 2020 CONCACAF Champions League

Round of 16

February 20, 2020 First leg Olimpia Honduras 2–2 United States Seattle Sounders FC San Pedro Sula, Honduras
7:00 p.m. (PST) Paz Yellow card 19'
Troglio Yellow card 23'
Arboleda Yellow card 25' 63', 81'
Report João Paulo 6'
Arreaga Yellow card 22'
Schmetzer Yellow card 23'
Frei Yellow card 25'
Morris 54'
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Referee: Juan Gabriel Calderón (Costa Rica)
February 27, 2020 Second leg Seattle Sounders FC United States 2–2
(4–4 agg.)
(2–4 p)
Honduras Olimpia Seattle, United States
7:00 p.m. (PST) Nouhou Yellow card 8'
C. Roldan 21'
João Paulo 64'
Delem Yellow card 90+2'
Boxscore Mejía Yellow card 2'
Oliva 4'
Arboleda Yellow card 37'
Pineda Yellow card 69', 86'
Bengtson Yellow card 79'
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Attendance: 34,016
Referee: Iván Barton (El Salvador)
Penalties
Ruidíaz soccer ball with check mark
João Paulo soccer ball with check mark
C. Roldan
soccer ball with red X

Leerdam
soccer ball with red X
soccer ball with check mark Arboleda
soccer ball with check mark Benguché
soccer ball with check mark Rodriguez
soccer ball with check mark Leverón

U.S. Open Cup

Main article: 2020 U.S. Open Cup

May 19/20, 2020 Round of 32 N.P.
(PDT)
Note: The first three rounds were temporarily suspended on March 13, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic[14] The tournament was canceled for 2020 on August 17, 2020.[15]

Campeones Cup

Main article: 2020 Campeones Cup

August 12, 2020 Seattle Sounders FC United States N.P. Mexico TBD Seattle, Washington
(cancelled) Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Note: Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.[16]

2020 MLS is Back Tournament

Main article: 2020 MLS is Back Tournament

Group Stage (Group B)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 San Jose Earthquakes 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 Advanced to knockout stage
2 Seattle Sounders FC 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4
3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
4 Chicago Fire 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Source: MLS
July 10, 2020 Matchday 1 (MLS 3) Seattle Sounders FC 0–0 San Jose Earthquakes Bay Lake, Florida
6:00 pm (PDT) Arreaga Yellow card 24' Report Thompson Yellow card 19' Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Drew Fischer
July 14, 2020 Matchday 2 (MLS 4) Chicago Fire FC 2–1 Seattle Sounders FC Bay Lake, Florida
6:00 am (PDT) Herbers Yellow card 22'
Berić 52'
Pineda 84'
Report Hopeau Yellow card 41'
Gómez Yellow card 60'
Bwana 77'
Ruidíaz Yellow card 90'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0
Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
July 19, 2020 Matchday 3 (MLS 5) Seattle Sounders FC 3–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Bay Lake, Florida
7:30 pm (PDT) Lodeiro 16' (pen.)
Morris 34'
Leerdam Yellow card 40'
Ruidíaz 51'
Report Khmiri Yellow card 16'
Reyna Yellow card 30'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0
Referee: Robert Sibiga

Note: Group Stage matches are part of MLS regular season standings[17]

Knockout stage

July 27, 2020 Round of 16 Seattle Sounders FC 1–4 Los Angeles FC Bay Lake, Florida
8:00 p.m. (PDT) Bruin 75' Report Rossi 14' (pen.), 82'
Blessing 39'
Rodríguez 89'
Stadium: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jair Marrufo

Statistics

Appearances and goals

Numbers after plus-sign(+) denote appearances as a substitute.

No. Pos Nat Player Total Regular season MLS is Back (knockout) U.S. Open Cup Playoffs Champions League Campeones Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK United States USA Trey Muse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Australia AUS Brad Smith 9 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0 0+4 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Ecuador ECU Xavier Arreaga 17 0 13+1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4 MF Sweden SWE Gustav Svensson 15 1 11+1 0 1 0 0 0 0+2 1 0 0 0 0
5 DF Cameroon CMR Nouhou 29 0 16+6 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
6 MF Brazil BRA João Paulo 25 4 17+2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0
7 MF United States USA Cristian Roldan 29 3 21+1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0
8 MF Martinique MTQ Jordy Delem 19 0 9+8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9 FW Peru PER Raúl Ruidíaz 24 14 17 12 1 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
10 MF Uruguay URU Nicolás Lodeiro 25 8 20 7 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
11 MF United States USA Miguel Ibarra 14 0 3+9 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
13 FW United States USA Jordan Morris 29 12 18+4 10 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0
16 DF United States USA Alex Roldan 23 0 3+15 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0+1 0 0 0
17 FW United States USA Will Bruin 18 3 5+10 1 0+1 1 0 0 0+2 1 0 0 0 0
18 DF Suriname SUR Kelvin Leerdam 27 3 19+2 3 1 0 0 0 0+3 0 2 0 0 0
19 MF United States USA Harry Shipp 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 GK Switzerland  SUI Stefan Frei 29 0 22 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
27 DF Ireland EIR Shane O'Neill 25 1 13+5 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1+1 0 0 0
28 DF Colombia COL Yeimar Gómez Andrade 24 2 19 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
29 DF Panama PAN Román Torres 5 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
30 GK United States USA Stefan Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF Trinidad and Tobago TRI Joevin Jones 20 2 10+3 2 0+1 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0
37 MF United States USA Shandon Hopeau 6 0 1+4 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 MF United States USA Ethan Dobbelaere 2 0 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
70 FW Kenya KEN Handwalla Bwana 6 1 2+3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
75 MF United States USA Danny Leyva 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
84 MF United States USA Josh Atencio 6 0 0+5 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
87 FW United States USA Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
94 DF Colombia COL Jimmy Medranda 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
99 FW United States USA Justin Dhillon 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0

[TAC]Defiance player[A]

Top scorers

Rank Position Number Name MLS MLS is Back (knockout) U.S. Open Cup Playoffs Champions League Campeones Cup Total
1 FW 9 Peru Raúl Ruidíaz 12 0 0 2 0 0 14
2 FW 13 United States Jordan Morris 10 0 0 1 1 0 12
3 MF 10 Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro 6 0 0 1 1 0 8
4 MF 6 Brazil João Paulo 2 0 0 0 2 0 4
5 MF 7 United States Cristian Roldan 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
FW 17 United States Will Bruin 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
DF 18 Suriname Kelvin Leerdam 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
8 DF 28 Colombia Yeimar Gómez Andrade 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
MF 33 Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
10 MF 7 Sweden Gustav Svensson 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
DF 27 Republic of Ireland Shane O'Neill 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
FW 70 Kenya Handwalla Bwana 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Top assists

Rank Position Number Name MLS MLS is Back (knockout) U.S. Open Cup Playoffs Champions League Campeones Cup Total
1 MF 10 Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro 9 0 0 3 0 0 12
2 FW 13 United States Jordan Morris 7 0 0 1 1 0 9
3 MF 7 United States Cristian Roldan 5 0 0 0 1 0 6
FW 9 Peru Raúl Ruidíaz 4 0 0 2 0 0 6
5 MF 6 Brazil João Paulo 4 0 0 0 1 0 5
6 DF 33 Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones 3 1 0 0 0 0 4
7 DF 3 Ecuador Xavier Arreaga 2 1 0 0 0 0 3
DF 18 Suriname Kelvin Leerdam 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
9 DF 5 Cameroon Nouhou Tolo 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
MF 8 Martinique Jordy Delem 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
DF 16 United States Alex Roldan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
FW 17 United States Will Bruin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
DF 28 Colombia Yeimar Gómez Andrade 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
MF 70 Kenya Handwalla Bwana 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

Disciplinary record

No. Pos. Player MLS MLS is Back (knockout) U.S. Open Cup MLS Playoffs Champions League Campeones Cup Total
Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Yellow-red card Red card
2 DF Australia Brad Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 DF Ecuador Xavier Arreaga 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
5 DF Cameroon Nouhou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6 MF Brazil João Paulo 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
7 MF United States Cristian Roldan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 MF Martinique Jordy Delem 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
9 FW Peru Raúl Ruidíaz 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
10 MF Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
13 FW United States Jordan Morris 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 DF United States Alex Roldan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
17 FW United States Will Bruin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 DF Suriname Kelvin Leerdam 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 GK Switzerland Stefan Frei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 DF United States Shane O'Neill 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
28 DF Colombia Yeimar Gómez Andrade 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
33 DF Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 MF United States Shandon Hopeau 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 40 0 0

Honors and awards

MLS Team of the Week

Week Player Opponent Position Ref
1 United States Jordan Morris Chicago Fire FC FW [18][19]
"MLS is Back" round 3 United States Jordan Morris Vancouver Whitecaps FC MF [20]
6 Peru Raúl Ruidíaz Portland Timbers FW [21][22]
7 & 8 United States Jordan Morris Los Angeles FC MF [23]
11 United States Jordan Morris San Jose Earthquakes MF [24][25]
Trinidad and Tobago Joevin Jones MF
Peru Raúl Ruidíaz FW
12 Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro Los Angeles FC MF [26]
14 United States Jordan Morris Portland Timbers, LA Galaxy MF [27]
United States Cristian Roldan MF
15 Brazil João Paulo Vancouver Whitecaps MF [28]
United States Cristian Roldan Bench
16 Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro Real Salt Lake MF [29]
Colombia Yeimar Gómez Andrade DF
21 Peru Raúl Ruidíaz Vancouver Whitecaps FW [30]
23 Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro LA Galaxy Bench [31]
24 Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro San Jose Earthquakes Bench [32]

Italics indicates MLS Player of the Week

MLS Goal of the Week

Week Player Opponent Ref
7 & 8 Peru Raúl Ruidíaz Los Angeles FC [33]

MLS Best XI

Player Position Ref
Jordan Morris Forward [34]
Raúl Ruidíaz Forward [34]
Nicolás Lodeiro Midfielder [34]

Transfers

For transfers in, dates listed are when Sounders FC officially signed the players to the roster. Transactions where only the rights to the players are acquired are not listed. For transfers out, dates listed are when Sounders FC officially removed the players from its roster, not when they signed with another club. If a player later signed with another club, his new club will be noted, but the date listed here remains the one when he was officially removed from Sounders FC roster.

In

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
30 GK United States Stefan Cleveland United States Chicago Fire Traded First Round pick (26th overall) in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft and received Second Round pick (35th overall) in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. November 26, 2019 [35]
27 DF United States Shane O'Neill United States Orlando City Free Transfer January 14, 2020 [36]
6 MF Brazil João Paulo Brazil Botafogo On loan from Botafogo with an option for 2021 January 31, 2020 [37]
28 DF Colombia Yeimar Gómez Andrade Argentina Unión de Santa Fe Undisclosed February 5, 2020 [38]
11 MF United States Miguel Ibarra United States Minnesota United FC Free Transfer February 20, 2020 [39]
45 MF United States Ethan Dobbelaere United States Sounders FC Academy Homegrown Player June 15, 2020 [40]
84 MF United States Josh Atencio United States Tacoma Defiance Homegrown Player June 15, 2020 [40]
37 MF United States Shandon Hopeau United States Tacoma Defiance Homegrown Player June 30, 2020 [41]
2 DF Australia Brad Smith England A.F.C. Bournemouth Free September 17, 2020 [42]
29 DF Panama Román Torres United States Inter Miami CF A conditional first round selection in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft September 28, 2020 [43]
94 DF Colombia Jimmy Medranda United States Nashville SC Traded Handwalla Bwana and received a potential total of $250,000 in General Allocation Money October 21, 2020 [44]

Draft picks

See also: 2020 MLS SuperDraft

Draft picks are not automatically signed to the team roster. Only those who are signed to a contract will be listed as transfers in. Only trades involving draft picks and executed after the start of 2020 MLS SuperDraft will be listed in the notes.

Date Player Number Position Previous Club Notes Ref
January 9, 2020 England Danny Reynolds 51 DF United States UNC Wilmington MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick (#35) [45]
January 9, 2020 Germany Timo Mehlich MF United States University of Nevada, Las Vegas MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round Pick (#52). Signed contract with Rio Grande Valley FC before draft. [45]
January 13, 2020 Canada Julian Avila-Good 41 MF United States Seattle University MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round Pick (#78)

Out

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
35 GK United States Bryan Meredith United States Inter Miami CF Selected #9 in 2019 MLS Expansion Draft November 19, 2019 [46]
3 DF United States Jonathan Campbell Option declined November 20, 2019 [47]
12 DF United States Saad Abdul-Salaam United States FC Cincinnati Option declined, selected in second stage of Re-Entry Draft November 20, 2019 [47]
29 DF Panama Román Torres United States Inter Miami CF Option declined November 20, 2019 [47]
8 MF Spain Víctor Rodríguez Spain Elche CF Option declined November 20, 2019 [47]
23 FW Mexico Luis Silva Option declined November 20, 2019 [47]
20 DF South Korea Kim Kee-hee South Korea Ulsan Hyundai FC Out of contract November 20, 2019 [47]
11 DF Australia Brad Smith England A.F.C. Bournemouth Out of contract (loan ended) November 20, 2019 [47]
15 MF Argentina Emanuel Cecchini Argentina Unión de Santa Fe On loan through the end of 2020 January 31, 2020 [48]
19 MF United States Harry Shipp N/A Retired June 16, 2020 [49]
87 FW United States Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez United States Tacoma Defiance loan until end of USL season August 3, 2020 [50]
45 MF United States Ethan Dobbelaere United States Tacoma Defiance loan until end of USL season September 3, 2020 [51]
70 MF Kenya Handwalla Bwana United States Nashville SC Traded for Jimmy Medranda and a potential total of $250,000 in General Allocation Money October 21, 2020 [44]
13 FW United States Jordan Morris Wales Swansea City On loan January 22, 2021 [52]

Notes

A. a Players who are under contract with Tacoma Defiance.

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