VANCOUVER, B.C.—Welcome to BC Place on a nice Saturday here in Canada.
Not a lot of lineup questions for the Sounders regarding availability; how coach Sigi Schmid decides on his starters will be known in a couple hours. Only forward Omar Salgado is listed on the Whitecaps’ injury report, so the hosts are close to full strength, as well (minus the one-game suspension of Dane Richards due to yellow card accumulation).
There are big Cascadia Cup implications in this one. Portland leads the way at 2-0-2, meaning the 1-1-2 Sounders can draw even on points with a win. Vancouver (0-2-2) would be eliminated without a win.
I’ll post lineups here when they become available.
Sounders FC lineup: GK Michael Gspurning, D Adam Johansson, D Jeff Parke, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, D Leo Gonzalez, M Mauro Rosales, M Osvaldo Alonso, M Christian Tiffert, M Brad Evans, F Fredy Montero, F Eddie Johnson
Sounders FC bench: GK Andrew Weber, D Zach Scott, D Marc Burch, M Andy Rose, M Steve Zakuani, M Mario Martinez, F Sammy Ochoa
Vancouver Whitecaps lineups: GK Brad Knighton, D Lee Young-Pyo, D Andy O’Brien, D Jay DeMerit, D Jordan Harvey, M Gershon Koffie, M Alain Rochat, M Barry Robson M John Thorrington, F Darren Mattocks, F Kenny Miller
Vancouver Whitecaps bench: GK Joe Cannon, D Martin Bonjour, F/M Camilo, M Jun Marques Davidson, F/M Atiba Harris, M Russell Teibert, M Matt Watson.