This is the introduction. It’s where you read words about a 2-leg aggregate goal series with away goals being a tie-breaker. It’s where you get hyped for two Cascadia opponents meeting in the playoffs. It is where you are reminded that the Seattle Sounders hold the MLS Cup and finished 2nd in the West. It is where you recall that Vancouver Whitecaps have three former Sounders, and a third place finish.
It’s where you are reminded that 5:30 PM is when ESPN switches to soccer, but kickoff will be several minutes later.
Next is other key information to get you ready for the game:
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Clint Dempsey is suspended. Brad Evans and Jordan Morris are out. Osvaldo Alonso, Victor Rodriguez and Gustav Svensson are questionable.
Vancouver: Matias Laba and David Edgar are on the Disabled List.
No players are in danger of accumulation, yet. Players with two yellow cards during the first three rounds of the MLS Cup Playoffs would be suspended a single game. That resets for the MLS Cup Final.
Kevin Stott is the center referee. Mark Geiger is the VAR.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in alto
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Slow their transition
- Force them to run backwards
- Mark Fredy Montero on set-pieces
- Steal an away goal
How I'm watching
Outfit: Emoji History (buy this)
Scarf: Enemy’s goal is down
Where: Berliner Pub, downtown Renton — ahead of the curve
How to Watch
Match date/time: October 29, 2017, 5:30 PM PT
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, The North
Online Streaming: Watch ESPN
National TV: ESPN (Healey, Twellman, Stewart-Binks)
Local Audio: SoundersFC.com and the Sounders app (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Canada: TSN 1&4 & TVS2
Here's your @Delta Starting XI for tonight's match against @WhitecapsFC!— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) October 29, 2017
Tune in to ESPN at 5:30 p.m. PT for #VANvSEA. #DefendOurCup pic.twitter.com/M8ivIYVJvb
Today's battle force #ForVancouver@Audi #MLSCupPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/awcLONX87o— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) October 29, 2017