Seattle Sounders FC take on Liga giant MX Tigres UANL (7:00 p.m. PT; ESPN2, TUDN, El Rey 1360 AM | TICKETS) at Lumen Field in the Leagues Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, August 10. This annual single- The Elimination Tournament will feature top MLS and premier league teams from Mexico, with Pumas, León and Santos Laguna joining MLS clubs Sporting Kansas City, Orlando City SC New York City FC. .
Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t miss this Leagues Cup match between two big North American clubs:
This match marks Sounders FC’s first appearance in the League Cup. The Rave Greens are 4-8-2 against teams from Liga MX, all in the Concacaf Champions League, and will be eager to gradually bring that record back to a positive balance with a win over the Tigers.
This is the first Sounders FC game against Tigres UANL since the Concacaf Champions League thriller Knockout Stage which saw Seattle take out the Mexican club with a 3-1 victory (3-2 overall). The Sounders secured a 3-2 victory over the Tigers to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semi-finals thanks to goals from then-rookie DeAndre Yedlin with an impressive volley, 30-yard howler from Djimi Traoré who rocked the crossbar, and a final goal from Eddie Johnson to seal the victory. The Sounders became the first MLS team to knock out a Mexican club in the playoffs.
The last time Ruidíaz faced the Tigers was in February 2018, when then-Monarcas forward Morelia scored a daring long-range shot in a Liga MX Clausura game, leaving the Tigers’ opposition completely stunned.