First place is on the line as the Seattle Sounders host the Portland Timbers. Fox Sports 1 wanted to be here for the grandest of American soccer rivalries anyway, but now they have two of the best teams in the league, in the best atmosphere in the league, with a rivalry cup on the line. This is the type of game that newcomers will love.
Center referee for the match will be Mark Geiger. Victor Rivas is manning replay.
The Timbers are second in the Western Conference with a 11-9-7 +3 record. Their 3-7-3 -9 road record is in middle of the West. Portland is 0-7-2 at CenturyLink Field in regular season play.
Seattle’s draw against Vancouver pushed their undefeated run to ten games. Schmetzer’s group is now 11-7-8 +7 on the season, good for 1st in the West and 4th in the Shield race. They are 9-1-3 +10 at home.
The Portland Timbers lead the Cascadia Cup standings with 7 points in four played. Seattle Sounders have 5 points in four matches. Vancouver only has 4 points in four played. Portland can take the Cup with a win.
How to Watch
Date/Time: Aug 27 at 6:30 PM PT
Venue: CenturayLink Field
Radio: KIRO 97.3 FM (English), El Rey 1360 AM (Spanish)