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  • October 7, 2012
  • • 9:10 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 66452
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Portland Timbers

The Cascadia Cup is headed toward a raucous climax with nearly 70,000 expected in Seattle when Portland comes to visit on Sunday.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Tiffert, Evans; Montero, Johnson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); DF Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery)

PROBABLE: DF Patrick Ianni (R adductor strain); MF Michael Seamon (back pain)
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Bendik; Kimura, Horst, Danso, Smith; Chara, Jewsbury; Songo'o, Nagbe, Wallace; Dike.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Kris Boyd (R adductor strain); DF Ian Hogg (R ankle sprain); DF Hanyer Mosquera (R hamstring strain); DF Chris Taylor (R hip surgery)

DOUBTFUL: MF Kalif Alhassan (L patellar tendinitis)

PROBABLE: MF Diego Chara (L adductor strain); GK Donovan Ricketts (L shoulder separation)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • These teams have met 78 times in official competition. Seattle has won 40, Portland 28, with 10 draws. They're even in MLS play, each has won once and drawn twice.
  • Vancouver Whitecaps games decided the playoff fates of both these teams. A draw against the 'Caps extended the Sounders' winless run to three last weekend, but the point was enough to punch a postseason ticket. Vancouver's midweek win over Chivas USA mathematically eliminated the Timbers from playoff contention.
  • Over 67,000 fans are expected in CenturyLink Field, which should set a club record. If Portland secures a point it will claim the Cascadia Cup.
  • Mauro Rosales is third in the league with 13 assists.
  • MLS fined Timbers owner Merritt Paulson $25,000 for comments he made about and to referees after a match against D.C. United.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers

Wins
3
2
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Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
57%
33%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
1 - 2
Portland Timbers POR
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 1
Portland Timbers POR

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