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Three Takeaways: Sounders FC picks up impressive 1-0 win in first of two scrimmages against San Diego Loyal SC

The final preparations for the 2021 MLS regular season continued on Saturday afternoon as Seattle Sounders FC picked up a 1-0 win over San Diego Loyal in the first of two preseason friendlies at Lumen Field.

Fielding a lineup consisting largely of young guys from the First Team, as well as Tacoma Defiance and Sounders Academy standouts, the Rave Green controlled the match from the opening whistle. Despite looking good on both sides of the ball, with Danny Leyva pulling the strings in central midfield, the Sounders entered halftime with the match scoreless.

Seattle came flying out of the gates once again the second half, showcasing their coordinated pressing scheme and quick combinations in possession.