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Sounders vs. Whitecaps: Gamethread

The Sounders host the Whitecaps at 7:30 PM on MLS Season Pass.

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SOUNDERS 1, WHITECAPS 0: Jordan Morris scored his second goal of the season, left-footing a rebound from an Obed Vargas shot.

LINEUPS: The Sounders are going with the closest thing they’ve had to a full-strength lineup, with the twist of Obed Vargas at right mid and Cristian Roldan next to João Paulo. Pedro de la Vega and Reed Baker-Whiting are also available off the bench.

It’s still too early to call any match a literal must-win, but this match against the Vancouver Whitecaps is pretty darn close. The Sounders currently sit on 13 points through 13 games, with just six of those coming in their five home games. Simply put, the Sounders need to start collecting points at home.

Although these two teams just met about a month ago, their respective fortunes have been going in opposite directions. The Sounders have won 2 of 4 league games in that time, while the Whitecaps have now gone four straight without a win. Once fighting for a top spot in the Western Conference, the Whitecaps are now sitting seventh and just five points ahead of the Sounders.

This match will likely mark the return of Pedro de la Vega, who is expected to feature off the bench. It will be his first appearance since Week 2 when he went down with a hamstring injury.


  • The Whitecaps currently lead the Cascadia Cup standings with six points in two games. The Sounders are second with three points in two games.
  • The Sounders’ 17 regular-season wins against the Whitecaps since 2011 is their second most against any opponent.
  • Kelyn Rowe will be honored before the match.

Absences: Injury, international duty and suspension


OUT: Josh Atencio - Hamstring; Leo Chu - Adductor; Nathan - Quad; Braudilio Rodrigues - Hamstring

QUESTIONABLE: Pedro de la Vega - Hamstring; Yeimar Gómez Andrade - Quad


OUT: Sam Adekugbe - Calf; Damir Kreilach - Ankle; Bjørn Inge Utvik - Suspended

Recent form

Sounders: LWDWL
Whitecaps: LLDDW

Kit matchup


REF: Victor Rivas; AR1: Justin Howard; AR2: Ben Pilgrim; 4TH: Elijio Arreguin; VAR: Pierre-Luc Lauziere; AVAR: TJ Zablocki

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How to Watch

Match date/kickoff time: Saturday, 7:39 PM PT

Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle

Global Streaming English: MLS Season Pass (Blake Price & Paul Dolan)

Global Streaming Spanish: MLS Season Pass (Adrian Garcia Marquez & Francisco Pinto)

Local Radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Danny Jackson, Pete Fewing & Michelle Ludtka-Furbush)

National Radio: SiriusXM FC

Local Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)

Is this game available to stream for free? No

Will Sounders radio be available as an alternate feed? Yes


Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.

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