The 2018 Cascadia Cup starts with the Portland Timbers coming to Seattle to face the Sounders. Portland enters the match with a 10-game unbeaten run. Seattle Sounders have yet to lose at home to the Timbers in the MLS regular season and are 7-0-3 +11 against their southern rivals.
Seattle will need a dominate day. They are only 3-8-3 on the season and have described the match as a must win. With two of their three keepers in concussion protocol and a difference-making right back limited to injury, the burden for victory will lie on Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan and the attacking band. Clint Dempsey in particular has dominated the Timbers. If there is a game for Dempsey’s star to burn brightly again this is the one.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
Seattle: Handwalla Bwana and Jordan Morris are out due to injury. Calle Brown (concussion), Felix Chenkam (right hamstring strain), Stefan Frei (concussion), Kelvin Leerdam (right hamstring strain) and Harry Shipp (right ankle sprain) are all questionable. There is potential that Seattle must sign an emergency keeper for the day.
Timbers: No players are out. Liam Ridgewell (right thigh), Kendall McIntosh (left thigh), Fanendo Adi (left thigh), Roy Miller (left achilles tendon), and Sebastián Blanco (right thigh) are all questionable.
Gustav Svensson is the only player remaining away on international duty as Sweden is still at the World Cup.
Osvaldo Alonso, Nouhou and Larrys Mabiala will be suspended for accumulation with their next yellow card. Cristian Roldan, Jordy Delem, Diego Chara and Sebastian Blanco are two yellows from accumulation.
Ismail Elfath is the center referee. His video assistant is Edvin Jurisevic.
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:
- Open the field
- Expect the counter
- Ride the early emotions
- Find a hero
How I'm watching
Scarf: You will hear us
Where: Sec 214
How to Watch
Match date/time: 1:30 PM, June 30, 2018
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, Heart of Cascadia
Online Streaming: FoxSportsGO and YouTubeTV (Seattle & Spokane)
National TV: FOX 13/113 (Followill, Barton, Slaton)
Local English Radio: 950 KJR-AM Seattle (Johnson, Keller)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Patia)
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Here is your @Delta Starting XI for #SEAvPOR (4-2-3-1):— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 30, 2018
Alonso - (C)
SUBS:— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) June 30, 2018
*Lubin acquired on Saturday on loan from Phoenix Rising FC
Our Starting XI vs. @SoundersFC. #SEAvPOR #RCTID pic.twitter.com/xStFE8kLyf— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) June 30, 2018
Sounders sign Phoenix Rising goalkeeper Zac Lubin on loan. Stefan Frei went down with a head injury last week against Chicago Fire.
NEWS | Sounders FC acquires Phoenix Rising FC goalkeeper Zac Lubin on loan.— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) June 30, 2018
➡️ https://t.co/1TTicVuPdL pic.twitter.com/U0uAdzbk1r
Bryan Meredith showing that he does, indeed, know what he’s doing out there.
BRYAN MEREDITH pic.twitter.com/ljNPiGiHEJ— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) June 30, 2018
GOAL 48’: Portland scores first as Mabiala nods in Valeri’s corner.
GOAL 51’: Sounders score to make it 1-1. Victor Rodriguez from Nico Lodeiro.
What a pass from Nico. pic.twitter.com/oTWFYwxcQi— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) June 30, 2018
GOAL 57’: Samuel Arementeros makes it 2-1 just minutes after the Rodriguez goal.
GOAL 68’: Chad Marshall heads home a corner kick from Nicolas Lodeiro to make it 2-2.
Perfect placement. pic.twitter.com/R1nBSxUb9Z— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) June 30, 2018
GOAL 74’: Timbers go ahead again with another Mabiala header from a corner kick. 3-2.
DOUBLE SUB 80’: Harry Shipp for Jordan McCrary, Nouhou for Waylon Francis.
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