Sunday is the 91st meeting of Portland and Seattle. They've played each other for forty years with all the fan passion that brings. There's little surprise that FoxSports1 wanted to feature the match on national TV (4 PM). Unfortunately for TV execs at least three DPs won't be taking the field. Seattle Sounders FC will need to do find ways to build a bonfire without Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins. Caleb Porter will be without Liam Ridgewell. Who will start the bonfire?
Portland got crushed in LA, losing 5-0. They lost their DP centerback Liam Ridgewell to a red card. The Sounders can take them down with ease if they just out run them. Expect the Timbers to use counter attacks and fouls to control the pace