Head Coach Brian Schmetzer makes four changes to the lineup that picked up a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rapids last weekend for tonight's Cascadia clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps (6:00 p.m. PT; FOX 13+, Prime Video, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360AM) at Lumen Field. Here is the Delta Starting XI:

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FORMATION: 5-4-1 

GK: Stefan Frei (24) – captain 

RWB: Kelyn Rowe (22)

RCB: Yeimar Gómez Andrade (28)

CB: Shane O’Neill (27)

LCB: AB Cissoko (92)

LWB: Jimmy Medranda (94)

MF: João Paulo (6)

MF: Josh Atencio (84)

MF: Nico Benezet (20)

MF: Fredy Montero (12)

FW: Will Bruin (17) 

Substitutes: Stefan Cleveland (30), Spencer Richey (18), Danny Leyva (75), Juan Alvarez (97), Reed Baker-Whiting (21), Ethan Dobbelaere (45), Léo Chú (23)

Lineup Notes:

  • With several players missing due to international duty, there are three changes along the backline, with Kelyn Rowe, Shane O'Neill and AB Cissoko all earning starts.
  • Due to injuries and international absences, Seattle qualifies for Extreme Hardship and will dress Tacoma Defiance midfielder Juan Alvarez via a Short-Term Agreement.
  • Tonight marks the 145th meeting between the Sounders and Whitecaps across all competitions, dating back to the NASL in 1974. Seattle leads the head-to-head contest with a record of 70-50-24.