The Seattle Sounders know their opponents after the season opener between Al Arley SC and Oakland Metropolis FC. Egyptian Premier League leaders Al Ahly had a comparatively straightforward activity as he beat the Oceania nationwide crew 3-0 to his opponents 21-3.
Defensive masterclass and shutouts in opposition to groups a couple of ranges beneath usually are not all that shocking for Al Early, as they’ve conceded simply 5 targets in 15 league video games this season, conceding only one in a single sport. Auckland Metropolis put in a very good effort and stored issues comparatively even all through the primary half, however Hussein El Shahat’s aim simply earlier than half-time turned the state of affairs in Al Ahly’s favor and by no means regarded again. backside.
Al Ahli’s prime scorer Mohammed Sheriff doubled their lead with 4 targets within the final three video games within the 56th minute, whereas substitute Percy Thaw put the sport away within the 86th minute. Tau’s aim capped off a passage of easy play that noticed him break his cross and cleverly again his heel a number of strains.
One other think about Al Ahly’s favor is the group. The ambiance on the opening match was superb, with a energetic packed crowd on the Grand Stade de Tangier cheering the match on. Sounders followers have traveled in appreciable numbers given the space, however Al Ahly ought to be capable to get extra illustration on the stadium on Saturday. However that will not dissuade Seattle, who would be the first crew within the MLS to enter the competitors.
The Sounders’ match in opposition to Al Earley will start Saturday at 9:00 AM PST, half-hour sooner than initially scheduled.