Nicolas Lodeiro vs. Vancouver 2017-09-25

The Seattle Sounders are visiting the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday (5:30 p.m. PT; ESPN; Listen on in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. Here is the Delta Starting XI:

Seattle Sounders at Vancouver Whitecaps starting lineup: Jordy Delem starts, Nicolás Lodeiro pushes forward -


- Nicolás Lodeiro moves from defensive midfield last week to attacking central midfield on Sunday in the absence of the suspended Clint Dempsey. Jordy Delem slots into the spot vacated by Lodeiro next to Cristian Roldan.

- Defensive midfielders Osvaldo Alonso (quad strain) and Gustav Svensson (hamstring strain) are back from their respective injuries and are available off the bench.

- Midfielder Víctor Rodríguez misses his second straight match as he recovers from a right lateral quad strain.