After winning their play-in round match against FC Dallas and due to Real Salt Lake’s win over Los Angeles FC the Portland Timbers host the Seattle Sounders on Sunday November 4 at 2:30 PM down in Providence Park. Leg two of the aggregate goals series is Thursday November 8 at 7:30 PM in CenturyLink Field. The away goal rule is in effect until the end of added time of leg two. If score and away goals by each team are tied, two fifteen-minute extra time periods will be played. If the score remains tied the winner will be determined with kicks from the spot.
Seattle faced Portland three times this season, losing twice and winning once. The Timbers outscored the Sounders 4-3 in those matches.
Larrys Mabiala is suspended for leg one due to the red card in the play-in win. Liam Ridgewell and Diego Chara are carrying yellows, and if they get a card in leg one they will not be available in leg two.
Portland will be playing their third and fourth matches in a twelve day stretch. Seattle will be playing their second and third games in that time. The play-in round bye meant a bit more rest for Nouhou and Harry Shipp, as well as the potential return of Brad Smith.
Seattle won 14 of their final 16 matches. The Timbers also had a great run in 2018, going undefeated in 15 matches with a record of 10-0-5.
The other Western Conference Semifinal matchup is Real Salt Lake against Sporting Kansas City at 7 PM on FS1. FS1 will have the third match of the day when New York City FC hosts Atlanta United FC at 4:30 PM.
ESPN’s coverage starts at noon when the Columbus Crew host the New York Red Bulls.
Sunday November 4 Viewing Guide
Noon — Crew host Red Bulls on ESPN
2:30 PM — Timbers host Sounders on ESPN
4:30 PM — NYCFC host Atlanta on FS1
7 PM — RSL host Sporting on FS1