Tonight's match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders will be a showcase of the best Major League Soccer has to offer: a huge crowd, a newly signed star, and the promise of the most talented group of attacking players in the league. Unfortunately for the Sounders, there are group of visitors in town who are determined to crash the party on the pitch and in the stands.
Here are all the details you need:
Watch it on: ESPN2.
Kick off: 7:00 pm at CenturyLink Field
Portland Timbers: 4th in the Western Conference. (39 points)
Seattle Sounders: 7th in the Western Conference. (33 points)
Portland Timbers: Ricketts; Powell, Kah, Jean-Baptiste, Harrington; Jewsbury, Alhassan, Valeri; Wallace, Nagbe, Johnson.
Seattle Sounders: Gspurning; Yedlin, Scott, Hurtado, Gonzales; Evans, Alonso, Joseph, Neagle; Dempsey, Johnson.
This is going to be a difficult one for the Timbers. The Sounders's place on the table does not reflect their talent level and the number of injuries and suspensions that the Timbers are dealing with make this a very difficult game to forecast. That being said, if the Timbers can cobble together a functioning midfield they are capable of taking over any game, on the road or at home.