Welcome to BC Place in Vancouver, B.C., where a crowd is already gathering to watch the UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Once this one’s over, we’ll kick off the 126th meeting between Seattle and Vancouver at 2 p.m.
For the Sounders, this should be the first time this season we see Fredy Montero, Eddie Johnson, Mauro Rosales and Alvaro Fernandez in the starting lineup. They’ll face a much improved Vancouver side that at 5-3-2 has nearly matched last year’s win total of six.
Lineups should be available around 1 p.m., so I’ll update this post then.
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Seattle Sounders FC lineup: GK Bryan Meredith Meredith, D Adam Johansson, D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Marc Burch, M Mauro Rosales (c), M Osvaldo Alonso, M Alex Caskey, M Alvaro Fernandez, F Eddie Johnson, F Fredy Montero
Vancouver Whitecaps FC lineup: GK Joe Cannon, D Lee Young-Pyo, D Martin Bonjour, D Jay DeMerit, (c) D Alain Rochat, M Gershon Koffie, M Jun Marques Davidson, M Davide Chiumiento, F Sebastien Le Toux, F Darren Mattocks, F Omar Salgado
Seattle Sounders FC bench: GK Andrew Weber, D Zach Scott, M Andy Rose, F/M Roger Levesque, F Sammy Ochoa, F/M Cordell Cato, F/M David Estrada.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC bench: GK Brad Knighton, D Jordan Harvey, F Etienne Barbara, M John Thorrington, M Matt Watson, Hassli, F/M Camilo