Fulltime: These gamethreads are supposed to be informative and give you insight to this game. I don’t have much to say other than that the Sounders stunk for over 90 minutes of a game and managed to take a point in a 1-1 draw. Portland doesn’t get to win four straight. Phew. What a relief.
93: LETS GOOOOOOOO
Will Bruin like it was drawn up. pic.twitter.com/y79B97EAjj— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) October 23, 2020
77’: So close.
This was the chance. pic.twitter.com/mEbx2UUYia— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) October 23, 2020
Halftime: A half to forget forever. Portland dominate in every facet of play. I don’t even want to write anything else about it. Second half to come. One goal game. Okay, let’s do this.
30’: Jordy Delem had to be subbed off for a collision with the referee. Alex Roldan has come on.
11’: If you were going to ask me how not to start the game, it would be this. Timbers up early.
LINEUPS: No surprised from the Sounders tonight. Kelvin Leerdam is back in the lineup after being rested again San Jose. With no Brad Smith, Nouhou gets another start at LB.
Portland rotates some, including Jeremy Ebobisse who is out with a concussion. Diego Valeri starts on short rest.
This is hopefully the last Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers match in 2020. Both teams are in fantastic form and can make an argument that they deserve the title of “Best of the West.” You have to imagine that both coaches are looking at this fixture as an opportunity to cement themselves as the first place team in the Western Conference, given that their remaining schedules feature favorable matchups for both teams.
From a Sounders point of view, little motivation is needed to get up for this one. They are the better team. Let’s do this.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
OUT: Joevin Jones (M) - right high ankle sprain
OUT: Brad Smith (D) - right hamstring strain
OUT: Trey Muse (GK) - concussion
OUT: Xavier Arreaga (D) - quarantine
OUT: Gustav Svensson (M) - quarantine
OUT: Raul Ruidiaz (F) - COVID recovery
Suspended after next caution: Joao Paulo (M)
OUT: Dairon Asprilla (M) - left knee injury
OUT: Blake Bodily (M) - right thigh injury
OUT: Sebastian Blanco (M) - right ACL injury
OUT: Julio Cascante (D) - left ankle injury
QUESTIONABLE: Jeremy Ebobisse (F) - concussion
QUESTIONABLE: Marvin Loría (M) - abdomen injury
Suspended after next caution: Diego Chara (M)
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Corey Parker, Cory Richardson
4th Official: Farhad Dadkho
VAR: Chris Penso
How to Watch
Match date/time: Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30 PM
Venue: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
Online Streaming: Fox Sports App, FuboTV (affiliate link), YouTube TV
National TV: FS1
Local Radio: 1090 KFNQ-AM Seattle (Johnson, Webber)
Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Local Spanish TV: KUNS-TV Univision-Seattle
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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