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Seattle Sounders off to a strong start in 2021

Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press
Sounders midfielder Joao Paulo (6) celebrates with forward Raul Ruidiaz (9) and midfielder Josh Atencio, right, after Paulo scored a goal against Minnesota United during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Seattle.

The Seattle Sounders are on the road for their second Major League Soccer match this season. They play Los Angeles FC Saturday afternoon. The Sounders won their first match last week at Lumen Field. We learn more from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. 
The Sounders have two MLS Cup titles. They made it to the championship match last year - for the fourth time in five seasons - but lost to the Columbus Crew 3-0. Last week's 4-0 win over Minnesota was a great start to the 2021 season. The highlight of the match was the amazing goal by Sounders midfielder João Paulo that Art discussed with Kirsten. Watch it here.   

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Kirsten Kendrick hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.