The two Cascadia rivals scramble for points to crack into the playoff spots in the Western Conference.
|Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Scott, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Carrasco, Rose, Martinez; Martins, Neagle.
OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: Osvaldo Alonso (L adductor strain), Ashani Fairclough (L adductor strain), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Knighton; Lee, O'Brien, Leveron, Harvey; Davidson, Kobayashi; Teibert, Camilo, Watson; Miller.
OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Brad Rusin (L calf strain), Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Vancouver has never beaten Seattle in MLS. The Sounders have won two and drawn three in five meetings.
- The Whitecaps won on the road for the first time this year, coming from behind in a 2-1 result over the New York Red Bulls.
- Seattle is sixth in the West. Vancouver is two points back in seventh.
- Obafemi Martins has scored four goals in the last seven games, leading to five Seattle wins.
- Shalrie Joseph is suspended for this match. Martins, however, is available after his red card was rescinded.
- The Whitecaps parted ways with Alain Rochat, sending the versatile midfielder/defender to D.C. United in exchange for two draft picks Thursday. He had started 11 of 12 games this season.