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  • March 16, 2013
  • • 8:25 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 40150
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MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Portland Timbers

The Cascadia Cup returns in 2013 with the reigning champion Portland taking on Sounders FC in Seattle.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Gonzalez, Hurtado, Traore, Yedlin; Zakuani, Alonso, Rose, Martinez; Ochoa, Johnson.

Injury Report:

OUT: Patrick Ianni (R foot fracture), Sharlie Joseph (L calf strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery), David Estrada (L ankle sprain), Brad Evans (L calf strain), Mauro Rosales (L sacral contusion)
Portland Timbers (4-2-3-1): Ricketts; Harrington, Silvestre, Jean-Baptiste, Miller; Will Johnson, Chara; Nagbe, Valeri, Alhassan; Ryan Johnson.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Sal Zizzo (L medial meniscus tear)

QUESTIONABLE: David Horst (L hip strain)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Seattle has never lost to Portland at home in MLS, winning one and drawing one. This is the 80th meeting between the teams in all competitions, dating back to 1975 in the NASL. The Sounders have the advantage with a 41-28-10 record.
  • Sounders FC became the first MLS side to overcome a Mexican club in a two-legged tie in the CONCACAF Champions League this week, edging out Tigres 3-2 on aggregate.
  • The Timbers are searching for their first win of the season, having drawn with New York and lost to Montreal. Seattle has also lost to Montreal this year, in its only game of the MLS season thus far.
  • Portland won the Cascadia Cup last year, with Seattle finishing second.
  • Portland had to pay Seattle two draft picks for the rights to Mikael Silvestre.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Seattle Sounders

Portland Timbers

Wins
3
2
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
Draw
Portland Timbers POR
Portland Timbers Portland Timbers
67%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

Seattle Sounders FC SOU
2 - 0
Portland Timbers POR
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 1
Portland Timbers POR
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
3 - 2
Portland Timbers POR

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