After a 1-0 home loss to Toronto FC last weekend, Sounders FC (2-3-4, 10 points) hits the road for a two-match road trip, beginning this Saturday with the club’s lone matchup of the year against the Chicago Fire (3-3-3, 12 points) at Toyota Park (6:00 p.m. PT / ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM). Kickoff for Saturday’s match is 6:00 p.m. PT and is being broadcast nationally on ESPN2, with Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and Julie Stewart-Binks on the call.
KIRO Radio 97.3 FM is airing the match live, with Matt Johnson and Kasey Keller providing the on-site commentary, as well as Jason Rantz, Pete Fewing, Wade Webber and Danny Jackson with pre-match, halftime and post-match coverage analysis from the studio. Fans in Western Washington can tune in to El Rey 1360 AM for a Spanish radio broadcast, featuring “Zuper” Mario Rodriguez and Felipe Maqueda.
Sounders FC has lost just once in 11 regular-season meetings (7-1-3) against the Fire, including a 3-1-2 record at Toyota Park. Veljko Paunović’s club is led by Nemanja Nikolić (six goals), David Accam (three goals, three assists) and Bastian Schweinsteiger (two goals, one assist), who signed with Chicago in March after a prolific career with Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
National TV: ESPN2
Talent: Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman and Julie Stewart-Binks
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM
Talent: Matt Johnson and Kasey Keller
Pre-Match, Halftime and Post-Match Radio: Jason Rantz, Pete Fewing, Wade Webber and Dany Jackson
Local Radio (Spanish): El Rey 1360 AM
Talent: Mario Rodriguez and Felipe Maqueda
Asia: beIN Sports (ASIA)
Australia: beIn Sports (AUS)
Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports