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SEAvVAN 101 PREVIEW: All you need to know when the Sounders host the Vancouver Whitecaps, pres. by Ticketmaster

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The Seattle Sounders are hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in their second of three meetings this season. Here is everything you need to know:

WHEN AND WHERE: Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. PT at Lumen Field (TICKETS).

WHERE TO WATCH: The match will be available to watch on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

WHERE TO LISTEN: The match will air in English on 93.3 KJR FM and in Spanish on El Rey 1360AM.

2024 RECORDS AND STANDINGS: Sounders: 3-6-4 (13 points, 10th West), Whitecaps: 5-4-3 (18 points, 7thWest)

FORM GUIDE (all competitions, most recent first): Seattle: LWWDW, Vancouver: LLWDD

PREVIOUS MEETING: The Whitecaps and Sounders are playing at Lumen Field for the second time in a month. Vancouver defeated nine-man Seattle 2-0 on April 20 behind second-half goals from Ryan Gauld and Brian White.

HERITAGE MATCH: The Sounders will be hosting their Heritage Match this Saturday, a celebration of past Sounders eras from the 1974 NASL days to the match of the 2008 USL season. Join us as we celebrate our history, beloved alumni and what it means to be a Sounder.

MAY(HEM): The Sounders are in the middle of one of their busiest months in recent memory. Seattle’s match against Vancouver will be its fifth of eight in the month of May, and fifth in 14 days.

DE LA VEGA EXPECTED TO RETURN: Head Coach Brian Schmetzer said this week that Young Designated Player Pedro de la Vega should expect to feature on Saturday. The 23-year-old Argentine winger has been sidelined since March 2 with a hamstring injury.

CASCADIA CLASH: Vancouver leads the early Cascadia Cup standings, having defeated both Portland and Seattle in two matches this season. The Sounders are in second with three points, while the Timbers are pointless.

DEFENSIVELY SOUND: Despite allowing four goals over its last two matches, Vancouver remains statistically one of the better defenses in the league. The ‘Caps have conceded just 14 times in 12 matches, good for fourth in the Western Conference and seventh overall in MLS.

TRENDING DOWN: After a torrid start to open the 2024 season, the Whitecaps have come down to earth over the past month. Vancouver has won just once in its last six MLS matches (1-3-2).

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