It is Cascadia Cup time.
The Portland Timbers are in enemy territory today to take on the Seattle Sounders in the two side's final meeting of the regular season. With playoff positioning on the line in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, both sides will be going all out for this one.
Match Preview: "The Timbers have favored a single forward setup for the entirety of Caleb Porter's stint as the team's head coach and that does not look to change any time soon. Unfortunately, with the Timbers' summer pick up of Argentine youngster Lucas Melano and the goal scoring exploits of leading scorer Fanendo Adi, the Timbers are faced with a choice as to which of their talented forwards will lead the line."
Preview Interview: "Lineup issues were a huge part of the Dire Days. There is no doubting that. Should the Sounders have scraped together a couple of ties from June 16th to the present? Yes, they failed - hard. For that reason they added Ivanschitz, Friberg, Torres and Haedo Valdez. That's a lot of change in the secondary transfer window."
Watch it on: ESPN
Kickoff: 2:00 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA (coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. PT)
Portland Timbers: 11-8-7, 5th place in the Western Conference
Seattle Sounders: 11-13-2, 7th place in the Western Conference