The Sounders clinched an MLS playoff berth last night and can secure the Cascadia Cup with a win against the Whitecaps tonight. Early MLS action has favored Seattle as well (Dallas loses, RSL down 4-0 at the half, L.A. level with Columbus 0-0 at the break).
Each team has a defender suspended — Tyson Wahl for SSFC and Alain Rochat for Vancouver — which should affect the hosts more than the visitors. Full lineups should be available around 6:45 p.m. and I’ll update this post accordingly.
Sounders FC starting lineup: GK Kasey Keller, D Zach Scott, D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Leo Gonzalez, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Brad Evans, M Alvaro Fernandez, M Lamar Neagle, F Fredy Montero, F Nate Jaqua
Sounders FC bench: GK Josh Ford, D Patrick Ianni, D Michael Tetteh, M Servando Carrasco, M David Estrada, F Mike Fucito, F Sammy Ochoa
Whitecaps FC starting lineup: GK Joe Cannon, D Jordan Harvey, D Michael Boxall, D Jay DeMerit, D Jonathan Leathers, M Camilo, M Peter Vagenas, M Gershon Koffie, M Davide Chiumiento, F Eric Hassli, F Mustapha Jarju
Whitecaps FC bench: GK Jay Nolly, D Jeb Brovsky, D Greg Janicki, M Philippe Davies, F Omar Salgado, M Shea Salinas, F Long Tan