Two ad hoc lineups will enter Starfire Stadium Tuesday night. Both the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers lack the depth to make up for injuries, international duty and fatigue; a total of 20 players were signed from their two USL sides.
Guessing the XI and 18s for this match will be impossible. It also makes assumptions about tactics difficult. The Seattle Sounders only lost a single Open Cup match at Starfire - the Red Card Wedding. S2 has dominated T2 over their short existence; players from both second teams are likely to feature in this match. Seattle is the favorite, but the magic of the Open Cup is such that no team can take any match for granted.
The winner will find out their next opponent on June 15.
Allan Chapman is the center referee.
nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum
you will hear us in your sleep | you will hear us from the deep
this is our Sound
Keys to the Game:
- Defend the Fortress
- Use superior knowledge of quirky field
- Earn an MLS contract
- Survive and advance
How to Watch
Match date/time: 7:30 PM PT, Tuesday June 13, 2017
Venue: Starfire Stadium, Tukwila, Washington, Confluence of the Black and Green Rivers
Online Streaming: US Soccer (Johnson, Zivin)
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle (Johnson, Zivin)
Local Radio (Spanish) : El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
No international TV
Here is your @SoundersFC Starting XI, presented by @Delta:— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 14, 2017
SUBS:— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 14, 2017
Your Timbers Starting XI, ready to battle against @SoundersFC. #RCTID #USOC2017 pic.twitter.com/Yaq9sZOAVI— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) June 14, 2017
How I'm watching
Outfit: Sounder at Heart “emoji history” hoodie
Scarf: History - Heritage - Tradition
Where: Wandering the stadium
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