The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps will renew the oldest rivalry in North American soccer history tonight. It will be the 147th time to Cascadia rivals will face off in competition, with the Sounders holding a 71-50-25 advantage.
The Sounders have been particularly dominant in recent years, coming into this game with a 14-game unbeaten streak against the Whitecaps in which they’ve gone 6-0-1 at Lumen Field. The last time the Whitecaps beat the Sounders anywhere was on April 14, 2017 at BC Place and the last time they won in Seattle was March 19, 2016.
That said, the Whitecaps do come into this game carrying some momentum. They are 4-1-1 in their past six league games. In four of those games, the Whitecaps have grabbed a goal in the 90th minute or later to change the result.
The Sounders went into this international break starting to rediscover their league form, having won 3 of 4 and being able to move into a playoff spot with a win.
- Raúl Ruidíaz has six goals in seven career meetings against the Whitecaps. Fredy Montero and Nicolás Lodeiro have each scored five goals against the Whitecaps.
- The Whitecaps have three game-winners that have come in the 90th minute or later. In their previous six seasons combined, they managed to do that just twice.
- This is the second of a franchise-record five-game home stand for the Sounders. They’ve gone 7-2-0 at Lumen Field across all competitions this year.
QUESTIONABLE: Stefan Cleveland (face laceration)
OUT: Josh Atencio (adductor); Yeimar Gómez Andrade (R hamstring strain); João Paulo (R ACL tear); Albert Rusnák (international duty); Cristian Roldan (international duty); Jordan Morris (international duty)
QUESTIONABLE: Cristian Dajome (R hamstring strain; Russell Teibert (R eye injury)
OUT: Cristian Gutierrez (L calf injury); Thomas Hasal (L-hand); Javain Brown (international duty); Lucas Cavallini (international duty)
REF: Lukasz Szpala; AR1: Frank Anderson; AR2: Jeremy Kieso; 4TH: Tim Ford; VAR: Jorge González; AVAR: Craig Lowry
Match date/kickoff time: Tuesday, 7:38 PM PT
coming: Lumen Field, Seattle
Online Streaming: Amazon Prime (affiliate link, in-market), ESPN+ (affiliate link, out of market), Fubo TV (affiliate link)
Local English TV: Fox13+ (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Local Radio: 93.3 KJR-FM Seattle, iHeartMedia (Costigan, Keller, Zakuani)
Lovsal Spanish Radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Maqueda, Tapia)
Australia & New Zealand: beIN Sports Australia
Brazil: DAZN Brazil
China: China Sports Media
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain: DAZN (Europe)
Latin America: ESPN Latin America
Netherlands: ESPN Netherlands
Southeast Asia: beIN Sports Asia
Highlights will be posted as the match progresses.
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