lineupsCristian Roldan was a surprising scratch from Saturday’s squad after it was revealed he was placed in concussion protocol. Raul Ruidiaz took his place in the lineup as Jordan Morris slid into the right midfielder. Other line-up changes are Obed Vargas and João Paulo replacing Josh Atensio and Albert Rusnak.
Rarely has a match been in this rivalry with the Seattle Sounders Portland Timbers Heading in these opposite directions. The Sounders are second in the West with 16 points and a goal difference of +12, while the Timbers are in 12th place and are going six games without a win.
Sounders should be close to full health. The Timbers have just found out that they have lost Eryk Williamson for the year, and they join the likes of Sebastian Blanco, Felipe Mora and Yimmi Chara on the list of players announced for this game.
These stats directly contradict the way this rivalry plays out. The Timbers came on a three-game winning streak after sweeping the series last year. The last time the Sounders beat the Timbers was on August 15, 2021, with a 6-2 victory over Providence Park.
- Gio Savarese has an 8-5-1 record against the Sounders, the most victory of any opposing coach against Seattle at the time.
- Raul Ruidíaz has scored 10 goals in all time against the Timbers – including playoffs – more than any player in the history of the NBA era. Freddy Montero has nine career goals against the Timbers, two of which were with the Whitecaps.
- The Sounders and Timbers have combined for 67 goals (34 by the Sounders) in their meetings at Providence Park. This is the most by any MLS game since the Timbers joined the league in 2011.
- The Timbers have only made 55 shots this season, ten fewer than any other team that has played at least seven games this season.
- With a 3-0 win over St. Louis City, the Sounders outscored their first seven opponents 15-3. No team in MLS history has scored as many goals allowed over the first seven games of the season and only two teams have recorded a better goal difference (LAFC +16 in 2019 and Kansas City +13 in 2000).
- Jazz Ivačić made eight saves in last week’s 1-0 loss against his counterpart Vancouver Whitecaps. This is the most kicks made by any goalkeeper since the start of last season.
- Nicolas Lodero now leads MLS with 74 assists since debuting for the Sounders in 2016 and his 114 total contributions are second at the time (Carlos Vela has 119).
Exit: Felipe Moura (right knee), Sebastian Blanco (right knee), Yemi Chara (right hamstring), David Bingham (right hamstring), Eric Williamson (right knee)
QUESTION: Josh Attensio: (right adductor strain); Albert Rusnak (right heel pain); Dylan Teves (right hamstring strain)
Referee: Drew Fisher. Assistant Referees: Kathryn Nesbitt, Jeremy Hanson; Fourth official: Alex Cilovic. VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero. AVAR: TJ Zablocki
Date/kick-off time: Saturday, 7:39 p.m
place: Providence Park, Portland
Global Flow of EnglishMLS Season Pass (Taylor Twellman & Jake Zivin)
World Streaming Spanish: MLS Season Ticket (Sergio Ruiz & Mariano Trujillo)
local radioSeattle: 93.3 KJR-FM iHeartMedia (Danny Jackson and Steve Zakuani)
ifcAl Spanesh radio: El Rey 1360 AM (Rodriguez, Makeda, Tapia)
Is this game available to stream for free? n
Will Sounders Radio be available as an alternate feed? n
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