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Seattle Sounders at Portland Timbers: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match twenty-six

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Sounders vs. Timbers: Photos Photo credit - MikeRussellFoto

Due to other favorable results the Seattle Sounders can leap to sixth in the Western Conference with just a draw. But this is Brian Schmetzer’s Sounders against Caleb Porter’s Portland Timbers. The goal is not a draw. The goal is a sweet chalice and eternal victory over the Timbers. Seattle attempts to snag three points on the road without Clint Dempsey due to testing for an irregular heartbeat. The Timbers are nearly fully stocked, lacking only Borchers.

But Portland is in middle of a run with just 3 points in their last five. Seattle has 11 points in that same stretch. The Sounders are on-form, with a defense and offense that look as capable as ever. The Timbers have creative midfielders and a defense that’s leaked eight goals during their poor run.

Hilario Grajeda is the center ref for the game in his 136th MLS match. Aaron Kovar is out with a broken clavicle. Clint Dempsey is out as he undergoes teasting for an irregular heartbeat. Nat Borchers is out for the TImbers. Only Diego Chara is in danger of suspension for accumulation after a single yellow card.

nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum

you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep

Keys to Game:

  • Roldan/Alonso v Nagbe/Valeir - Sounders won this matchup in Seattle
  • Coping with Adi - Timbers didn’t start him in Seattle
  • Poaching goals from non-Dempsey
  • Lodeiro

How to Watch

Match date/time: 2:00 PM, August 28, 2016

Venue: Providence Park, Portland, Oregon, Lesser Cascadia

Online: Watch ESPN

National TV: ESPN (Champion, Twellman, Williams

Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (Johnson, Keller)

Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)

INTERNATIONAL TV

Australia: BeIn Sports (AUS) | Europe: Eurosport | Middle East & North Africa: Abu Dhabi Sport | Sub-Saharan Africa: FOX Africa | United Kingdom: Sky Sports

How I'm watching

Kit: This is our Sound map hoodie

Scarf: Nos Audietis/Sounder at Heart logo

Where: Home

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