The Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders will play at Lumen Field after the Thorns and Reign to close out the Cascadia rivalry doubleheader. The Timbers have lost both of their previous meetings this season to Seattle.
The Sounders beat the Timbers 2-1 on May 9 in Providence Park thanks to goals from Raul Ruidiaz and Fredy Montero. Diego Valeri missed a penalty when the match was tied at 0-0 and Bill Tuiloma pulled one back late in second-half stoppage time.
Montero and Ruidiaz haunted Portland again on Aug. 15. The Timbers were dealt a staggering 6-2 loss at Providence Park in which Montero and Ruidiaz each scored twice. Sebastian Blanco started his first match since returning from injury and scored his first MLS goal since Aug. 29, 2020.
The Timbers are in a bad run of form. They have not won since their 3-2 win against Real Salt Lake on Aug. 7. But they are hoping to turn things around with an away win over rivals Seattle which would push Portland past San Jose and into a playoff position.
Location: Lumen Field I Seattle, WA
Time: 7:30 p.m. Pacific
Watch: ESPNHD, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3 South
Sam Svilar spoke with Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart about the Cascadia rivalry doubleheader at Lumen Field.
Our Starting XI vs. Seattle. #RCTID pic.twitter.com/BaGgzWo5uE— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) August 30, 2021
Let's get it.— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) August 30, 2021
Our @Delta Starting XI!
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