FC Cincinnati will face the Sounders for the first time, with the two previous encounters taking place in Seattle (a 4-1 Seattle victory and a 1-1 draw). Cincinnati hasn’t lost a home game in four years against teams from the Western Conference (W2 D2), but it had lost five straight against the West before this run.
The longest active streak of any MLS team (including playoffs) is FC Cincinnati’s streak of seven consecutive home games in which it has scored multiple goals. The club scored 19 goals in those games, the most in team history in seven home games.
After beating Colorado 4-0 in the season opener, Seattle defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0. The Sounders are the first group in Quite a while history to score in excess of five objectives while not permitting any objectives over the initial two rounds of a season.
In Cincinnati’s 0-0 draw with Orlando, Luciano Acosta had three shots on goal, more than any other player on either team combined (two). Acosta also recorded a career-high three shots on goal; he has done so four times with D. C. United and three times with Cincinnati.
Heber and Freddy Montero (2009) are the only Sounder players to score in both of their first two MLS games together. Heber has scored in both of Seattle’s matches this season. Through Seattle’s first two MLS games, Heber and Raul Ruidiaz (2021) have combined for seven shots on goal.