BC Place hosts the Seattle Sounders and the Vancouver Whitecaps in a key Western Conference MLS match. Vancouver has a clear shot at the Supporters Shield and if all things break correctly Seattle can nab a bye into the MLS Cup Playoffs. There's also the tiny matter of the Cascadia Cup. The Sounders take home the trivalry cup with win or a draw.
Sigi Schmid is returning to the sideline. Each side will be without a member of their starting eleven. Vancouver is without Laba due to suspension and Sounders CB Roman Torres is out for the season with an ACL injury.
Tune in at 4 PM today on JOETv.
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
MLS Career: 204 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 72; pens: 74
AR1 (bench): Ian Anderson; AR2 (opposite): Mike Rottersman; 4th: David Gantar
Suspended: VWFC: Laba
Suspended next yellow: SSFC: Fisher, Pineda, Rose, Scott | VWFC: Adekugbe, Beitashour, Koffie, Kah
International Absence: None
Simple Injury Report
Disabled List: SSFC: Correa, Craven, Lowe | VWFC: Lewis
VWFC OUT: McKendry
Sounders OUT: Torres
Keys to Game:
- Dead Ball Defense (a full third of Seattle's non-PK goals are from set-pieces)
- Hail Hydra (Clint, Oba, Nelson, - OH MY)
- Possess and Strike (Alonso, Friberg and Ivaschitz)
- Late Attention (Vancouver's attack is potent in final 15 of halves)
How to Watch
Match date/time: Saturday 19 September at 4 PM
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Cascadia
Local TV: JOETv (Fletcher, Keller)
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Fletcher, Keller)
Online: MLS Live
Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Spanish TV: This TV (Mendez, Arrioja)
Canadian TV: TSN
Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sports | Europe (excluding UK & Ireland): Eurosport | Dohar, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines: BeIN Sports (ASIA / AUS) | Latin America: GOL TV
How I'm watching
Kit: This is our Sound hoodie
Scarf: Enemy's Goal is Down
Where: Berliner Pub in Renton
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