Seattle Sounders host Minnesota United in the opening round of the new 2021 MLS season today, April 16, 2021, at 9:30 PM (ET). The home side is the big favorite to start its new Major League Soccer campaign with a victory, as it has never lost to the Loons before. Here, you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer match which will be held at the Lumen Field, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the game.

This will be their 8th MLS meeting. Minnesota United are yet to triumph in head-to-head games; Seattle Sounders have emerged victorious six times so far, and the remaining game has ended in a draw.

Their most recent game was played on December 7, 2020, when Seattle beat Minnesota 3-2 in a thriller match of the 2020 MLS Playoffs Conference Finals. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they meet in the 2021 MLS season.

Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United: Match Information

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 9:30 PM (ET)
Location: Lumen Field, Seattle

Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United: Times by State in the US

ET: 9:30 PM 
CT: 8:30 PM 
MT: 7:30 PM 
PT: 6:30 PM

Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United: Storylines

Seattle Sounders finished the 2020 season in second place of the Western Conference with 39 points in 22 games. Meanwhile, Minnesota United ended two places below them, in the fourth position with 34 points in 21 fixtures. The two sides qualified for the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, where they met in the Conference Finals. The Sounders won but eventually lost to Columbus Crew in the Final.

The Seattle side featured in two club friendlies prior to the start of the 2021 MLS season on April 16. They drew with Portland Timbers 1-1 and beat San Diego Loyal 1-0. On the other hand, the Minnesota team played four friendlies. The Loons beat Charleston 9-0, Columbus Crew 5-2, Cincinnati 3-1, only to be defeated 3-2 by Orlando City.

These opponents have a 20-year-long history of clashes as their first one dates back to June 21, 2000, and it ended in a 3-1 win for the Minnesota side in the USL First Division. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to go home with the first three points in Round 1.

How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United in the U.S.

The 2021 MLS Round 1 game between Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United, to be played on Friday, at the Lumen Field in Seattle, will be broadcasted on Foxsports.com, SiriusXM FC, Fox Sports 1, FOX Deportes in the United States.

Seattle Sounders vs Minnesota United: Predictions And Odds

All odds are in favor of the Seattle Sounders. FanDuel see them as the firm favorites to claim their first win this season and they have given them -130 odds. The away side Minnesota United, meanwhile, have +290 odds, while a tie would result in a +280 payout.

  FanDuel
Seattle Sounders -130
Tie +280
Minnesota United +290

* Odds via FanDuel