Sporting’s best chance of winning something this year is indeed progression in the cup. In the MLS, the train may not have left yet, but with 29 goals conceded the Wizards simply concede far too many goals.
In the entire MLS – and thus also in the Eastern Conference – no club has conceded more goals apart from the San Jose Earthquakes (34). In addition, the Sounders are strong at home.
The upcoming duel against Kansas City is the fourth home game in a row for Seattle, which in itself is an advantage. But beyond that, a whopping 10 out of a possible 12 points have been scored from those last four MLS appearances in front of a home crowd!
Normally I would even consider a handicap bet against Kansas City, but since Seattle are star forwards Raul Ruizdiaz will be outmy expectations regarding a possible victory are somewhat limited.
The strong Peru international forward missed the Los Angeles game and will now miss against Sporting before a likely return against Montreal – but his team has proven to be able to do without him!
Nonetheless, the fact cannot be ignored that with Raul Ruizdiaz on the field a goal bet would have been essential for me! Because the forward has snapped in five of his last six competitive games for Seattle (total of 7 goals).