With our (and their) baseball team not playing this evening Root Sports is showing the Portland Timbers v Real Salt Lake match here in Seattle. This gives you a great opportunity to brush up on how different the Timbers are this year while watching Chara v Morales.
The Portland side of the Western Conference tie sees the Timbers without Will Johnson while attempting to not lose a match against a top 5 Sagarin side. Salt Lake is without Beckerman, so that changes their defense a ton while hampering the attack significantly as well.
From Stumptown Footy (who we will interact with a ton during the next few days);
The Timbers have been a difficult team to beat at home and should win against RSL tonight.
Scout the opponent for Sunday and hope for a nice high scoring draw with a many cards handed out. That's the best result for Seattle as both opponents are challenging for the Supporters' Shield.