BOTTOM LINE: Seattle starts the season at home against Minnesota United FC.

The Sounders finished 11-5-6 overall during the 2020 season while going 8-1-3 at home. Seattle averaged 0.9 goals on 2.1 shots on goal per game last season.

Minnesota United FC went 9-5-7 overall and 4-4-4 on the road during the 2020 season. Minnesota United FC scored 50 goals a season ago and recorded 38 assists.

The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Seattle: Danny Leyva (injured).

Minnesota United FC: Tyler Miller (injured), Ike Opara (injured).

Seattle; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

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