Portland's season is pretty much over, but it can still win the coveted Cascadia Cup and play spoiler to Seattle's Shield ambitions.
|Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Kimura, Mosquera, Horst, Palmer; Chara, Jewsbury; Zizzo, Nagbe, Songo'o; Boyd.
OUT: DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Mike Fucito (hip contusion); FW Danny Mwanga (L ankle sprain)
PROBABLE: MF Freddie Braun (abdominal strain); DF Andrew Jean-Baptiste (L hamstring strain)
|Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Ianni, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Evans, Alonso, Tiffert, Zakuani; Montero, Johnson.
OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L knee ACL surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Andrew Weber (R adductor strain); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)
PROBABLE: MF Osvaldo Alonso (head injury); MF Andy Rose (rib fracture)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Timbers defender Steven Smith will miss this game through suspension.
- With a win, Portland will secure pole position in the race for the 2012 Cascadia Cup. Seattle can even up the points and possibly go ahead on goal difference with a win.
- Eddie Johnson’s brace against Chivas USA on Saturday brought his goals total to 13 for Seattle, setting a single-season franchise record in the process. Strike partner and previous record-holder Fredy Montero has 11 so far this season.
- They've had good service. Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales currently leads Major League Soccer with 13 assists.
- Portland’s June 24 win was the first for the Timbers in three all-time meetings with Seattle in MLS. The rivalry between the cities in soccer began in 1975; overall, the clubs have met 77 times in official competitions, Seattle winning 40 times, Portland winning 28, and the clubs sharing nine draws.