On the shores of False Creek the Seattle Sounders have the opportunity to continue their charge up the Shield standings, and keep pressure on those chasing them for the Western Conference title. Hosts Vancouver Whitecaps also need to snag points, as they need to hold off the Earthquakes and Salt Lake. It will be a hotly contested match, even ignoring the rivalry.
This 7 PM midweek match is on JOEtv (10/22/110) and is the first of two Cascadia Cup matches in five days for Sounders. Wins in both matches will earn Seattle the rivalry cup.
Joevin Jones is not listed as absent, but is not in Vancouver today. That will impact Schmetzer’s gameplan against a team that enjoys success out wide. Sounders will also have to track former hero Fredy Montero, who is currently with the ‘Caps. Vancouver’s backline is prone to passing errors and can be pressured.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Brad Evans is out. Lamar Neagle could miss the 18 as he is questionable.
Whitecaps: David Edgar is out for the season. Matias Laba is still out as well.
Ricardo Salazar is the center referee. Jose Carlos Rivero 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:
- Control flanks
- Set-piece defense
- Some, but not too much rest
- Force panicked passing
How to Watch
Match date/time: 7 PM Pacific, August 23, 2017
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Online Streaming: MLS Live (except where blacked out)
Local TV: JOEtv 10/22/110 (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle (Johnson, Fewing)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda)
Asia: BeIN Sports (ASIA) | Australia: BeIN Sports (AUS) | India: DSports / ATR | Middle East & North Aafrica: Abu Dhabi Sports
Here is your @Delta Starting XI for tonight's match against @WhitecapsFC! Tune in to JOEtv at 7:00 for #VANvSEA.— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 24, 2017
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Your Derby Day Starting XI ⬇️ #VWFC pic.twitter.com/M3ByM0yJ3B— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) August 24, 2017
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