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Portland Timbers vs Seattle Sounders Match Thread [6:00]

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It is on. The Timbers take on their hated rivals at 6:00 tonight.

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The Portland Timbers take on the Seattle Sounders tonight in a game with huge playoff implications. A win for the Timbers could see them leapfrog Seattle and Real Salt Lake to the top of the Western Conference, while a loss or a tie leaves them uncomfortable close to the pack of teams seeking a top three seed.

Here's all the information you need for today's game:

General Information

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 6:00 pm at Jeld-Wen Field

Portland Timbers: 3rd Place (50 points) in the Western Conference.

Seattle Sounders: 2nd Place (51 points) in the Western Conference.

Starting Lineups

Portland Timbers: Ricketts, Jewsbury, Danso, Kah, Harrington, Chara, Alhassan, W. Johnson ©, Valencia, Urruti, Nagbe

Seattle Sounders: Hahnemann, Yedlin, Hurtado, Ianni, Gonzalez, Rosales, Alonso, Moffat, Caskey, Neagle, Dempsey

Final Thoughts

The Sounders have been horrible in their last two matches, but expect them to come on strong in this match. Even without Eddie Johnson, Seattle presents a real danger to any team they face, so it will be up to the Timbers to get on top early and keep the pressure on.