Both Seattle Sounders FC and the Portland Timbers have their Ideal XI available for selection. Both have a little bit of fatigue to get through after midweek matches, but when a Cascadia Cup is on the line does fatigue matter? Not a lot matters. The Timbers are still bad at defense. Seattle is still slumping. Stats say that this should be another draw. The standings make this match key for both sides, for different reasons. The Rave Green can retake 1st in the league with a win and in a strong position against the five other sides competing for the Shield. Soccer village USA needs the points in order to break that red line in their three-team race for the 5th seed in the playoffs.
Those things don't matter. No a lot matters in these games. Legends are not made due to statistics. They are made because they rise up against an angry pirate missing a hand and they defeat him. Legends are made because they believe they can fly and then they do. Providence Park will see some magic. You will be watching.
Time: 2 PM
National TV: ESPN2 (Healey, Twellman, Lalas, Gonzalez, probably more that they didn't list)
Spanish Radio: ESPN Deportes 1490 AM (Aleman, Mendez)
Radio: KIRO Radio 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Referee: Baldomero Toledo - MLS Career: 179 games; FC/gm: 25.2; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 62; pens: 66
AR1 (bench): Kevin Klinger; AR2 (opposite): Mike Rottersman; 4th: Tyler Ploeger
Out: SEA - Parsemain, Lowe | PDX - None
Questionable: SEA - Remick | PDX - None
Suspended next yellow card: SEA - Pineda, Yedlin | PDX - Kah
Suspended next two yellow cards: SEA - Alonso, Martins | PDX - Paparetto, Johnson, Chara, Valeri
International Absences: None
Things to Watch
- Valeri v Alonso
- Dempsey v Ridgewell
- Can Seattle get enough width?
- Captain Jack: [wielding his sword ready to fight Clint, after Rufio's transfer] Are you ready for me Clint? Come on, humor the Jack
How I'm Watching
Scarf: Enemy's Goal Is Down (still available pre/post home matches)
Kit: This Is Our Sound hoodie (soon to be available in our store)
Where I'm Watching: Home
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YOU WILL HEAR US