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  • March 16, 2013
  • • 8:25 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 40150

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders FC - Portland Timbers

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

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)

  • 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.


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81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
-Babayele SodadeStriker
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
-L. GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
7Mauro RosalesStriker
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
18Mikael SilvestreDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
13Jack JewsburyDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
-Dylan Tucker-GagnesDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
-A. ValenciaStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
39Frédéric PiquionneStriker

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