New York City FC vs Seattle Sounders FC: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:00 PM EST

How: TV: MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, Seattle TV: JOEtv, NY TV: YES. Seattle Radio: 98.5 FM, NYCFC Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM.

Team Notes

New York City FC

New York City FC has a record of 6-1-8 (W-L-D) through their first 15 matches of the season.

NYCFC has scored 27 goals versus the 19 they have surrendered in 2019. They have 26 points, just six points behind Eastern Conference leader, Philadelphia.

New York City FC are 12-1 to win the MLS title this November.

Seattle Sounders FC

Through 17 matches, the Sounders have a record of 8-4-5 with 27 goals scored and 21 goals allowed.

Seattle sits in 3rd place in the MLS’ Western Conference, eight points behind the 1st place squad, LAFC.

Seattle stands at 16-1 odds to win the MLS Championship crown.

Goalie Notes

New York FC: Brad Stuver (2-0-0, 2.00 goals allowed per game)

With Sean Johnson away on U.S. National Team duty, Stuver slides in as the starting keeper.

In his last start on Saturday, Stuver did not make a save, while allowing two goals in a 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

  • Stuver has certainly been lifted by his defense in both starts this year, allowing two goals in each as he only face six total shots.
  • The backup NYCFC keeper did save four games in his first start on the year, a 5-2 win over Cincinnati on June 6th.
  • Stuver has only saved 33% of the shots he’s faced on the year.

Seattle: Stefan Frei (8-4-5, 1.24 goals allowed per game)

In his last start, Frei saved all five shots for a 1-0 win over Vancouver, his sixth clean sheet on the season.

The Seattle keeper has surrendered 21 goals on the year in 17 games.

  • Frei is 3rd in the MLS in total saves with 56.
  • In three of his last seven matches, Frei has posted shutouts.
  • Frei has allowed the one penalty kick he’s faced this season to score.

Players to Watch

New York FC

New York City FC is led in scoring by forward Heber with six goals. Midfielder Maximiliano Morález and Valentín Castellanos are next with five per player.

NYCFC’s assists leader, Morález, is tops in the MLS with eleven. Heber and Anton Tinnerholm are runners-up with three each.

  • Heber, Morález, and Castellanos have each scored three home goals this season to lead NYCFC.
  • Castellanos leads the team with two game-winning goals this year.
  • Morález’s two penalty kicks coupled with Valentín Castellanos’ two goals led NYCFC 4-2 win over Philadelphia last Saturday.

Seattle Sounders

The Sounders are led in goals by forward Raul Ruidiaz with six in ten games. Kelvin Leerdam has five goals this year to go with his two assists.

Sounders’ assists leader, Nicolás Lodeiro, is 4th in the MLS in assists with eight.

  • Ruidiaz has three road goals on the season to lead Seattle.
  • Ruidiaz and Lodeiro lead the Seattle attack with 28 shots each.
  • When it comes to shots on goal, Ruidiaz has 11 this season to lead the squad over Lodeiro’s nine.

Last Five Games

New York City FC

  • New York FC 3-0-2 in their last five matches.
  • New York has a plus-11 goal differential in their last five games.
  • NYCFC has gone unbeaten since March 29th, a span of 11 games.

Seattle Sounders

  • The Sounders are 1-3-1 in their last five games.
  • Seattle has scored two goals just once in their last five matches.
  • Seattle has a minus-2 goal differential in their last five games.

Game Odds NYFC vs Seattle Sounders

If you are in New Jersey you can bet on the NYCFC vs the Seattle Sounders with 888Sport and BetStars. Here are the latest odds. Good luck!

Match

SportsbookNYCFCTieSEA SoundersLink
888Sport NJ-162+300+380
BetStars NJ-150+290+400

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Total

SportsbookOver 2.5Under 2.5Link
888Sport NJ-139+116
BetStars NJ-133+110

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