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SEAvVAN 101 Preview: All you need to know when the Sounders host the Whitecaps on Pod Night this weekend


The Seattle Sounders are hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in their first of three meetings on the 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 stream 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: 1-3-3 (6 points, 12th West), Whitecaps: 4-2-1 (13 points, 2nd West)

FORM GUIDE (most recent first): Seattle: DWLLD, Vancouver: LWWLW

PREVIOUS MEETING: The Sounders and Whitecaps played to a scoreless draw at Lumen Field in the penultimate match of last year’s regular season on Oct. 7, 2023.

POD NIGHT: Seattle will host Pod Night on Saturday, a Sounders FC matchday dedicated to the celebration of our community’s majestic orca residents, who have inspired our club for decades. Find out more information HERE.

FIVE DECADES OF HISTORY: Both the Sounders and Whitecaps are celebrating their 50th Anniversary seasons in 2024. The storied Pacific Northwest rivalry dates back to the 1974 season in the North American Soccer League. Seattle leads the all-time series with a record of 73-52-26.

CASCADIA CUP: Saturday will be the Sounders’ first Cascadia Cup match of the season as they take on the defending champion Whitecaps. This will be Vancouver’s second match of the year after defeating Portland 3-2 at BC Place on March 30.

BACK-TO-BACK CLEAN SHEETS: Goalkeeper Stefan Frei and the Sounders defense have posted back-to-back shutouts following their scoreless draw on the road at FC Dallas last weekend. Frei, who just recorded his 300th regular-season appearance to extend his all-time club lead, now has 107 career clean sheets, just five behind MLS great Kevin Hartman for second in league history.

ATTACK FIRING: The Whitecaps have been one the most free-flowing attacking teams in MLS through the early stages of the season. Their 15 goals scored is fourth in the league and first among teams who have only played seven matches.

SPREADING THE WEALTH: Of those 15 goals scored, Vancouver has had nine different goalscorers. Brian White and key offseason pickup Fafà Picault lead the way with three goals apiece.

ROAD VENTURE: After wrapping up a four-match homestand last week, the ‘Caps are headed on the road for five of their next six contests, including another trip to Lumen Field less than a month later on May 18.



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