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  • October 7, 2012
  • • 9:10 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 66452

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.

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


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.


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)
  • 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.


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81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
5Adam JohanssonDefender
-L. GonzálezDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Mauro RosalesStriker
8Christian TiffertMidfielder
17Fredy MonteroStriker
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
18David HorstDefender
98Mamadou DansoDefender
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
-F. Songo'oMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
7Bright DikeStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
2Eric BrunnerDefender
26Steven SmithDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
11Michael FucitoMidfielder
55Danny MwangaStriker

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