Don’t worry, you’re not experiencing déjà vu. The Seattle Sounders are indeed playing the Portland Timbers again for the third time in as many weeks. The Sounders won the first matchup in Portland in August, with the Timbers winning the second one in Seattle at the beginning of September.
With a win tonight the Sounders can retain their lead in the Western Conference. Depending on how results go in other matches tonight, there could be a scenario where a loss forces Portland out of a playoff position.
The Sounders have won their past three regular-season matches at Providence Park and will try to become the first team to win four straight road games in the history of this 45-year-old rivalry.
Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension
OUT: Danny Leyva (M) - left foot fracture
OUT: Dairon Asprilla (M) - left knee injury
OUT: Blake Bodily (M) - right thigh injury
OUT: Sebastian Blanco (M) - right ACL injury
QUESTIONABLE: Larrys Mabiala (D) - right thigh injury
QUESTIONABLE: Chris Duvall (D) - right lower leg injury
QUESTIONABLE: Jeff Attinella (GK) - lower back spasms
QUESTIONABLE: Bill Tuiloma (D) - left thigh injury
QUESTIONABLE: Tomas Conechny (M) - right shoulder injury
List players in danger of accumulation
List referee team focusing on CR and VAR
How to Watch
Match date/time: Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
Venue: Providence Park, Portland, Ore.
Local English TV: JOEtv (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Radio: 950 KJR-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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