VANvSEA Starting XI: Fredy Montero leads the line, Jordan Morris available as a substitute

VANvSEA Starting XI Cover Montero

Head Coach Brian Schmetzer unveils his final starting lineup of the 2021 MLS regular season for today's Decision Day clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps (3:00 p.m. PT; FOX 13+, Prime Video, 1090 KJR AM, El Rey 1360AM) at BC Place. Here is the Delta Starting XI:



GK: Stefan Frei (24) – captain

RWB: Alex Roldan (16)

RCB: Yeimar Gómez Andrade (28)

CB: Xavier Arreaga (3)

LCB: Nouhou (5)

LWB: Brad Smith (11)

MF: Josh Atencio (84)

MF: Kelyn Rowe (22) 

MF: Cristian Roldan (7)

MF: Nico Benezet (20)

FW: Fredy Montero (12)

Substitutes: Stefan Cleveland (30), AB Cissoko (92), Shane O’Neill (27), Danny Leyva (75), Reed Baker-Whiting (21), Ethan Dobbelaere (45), Léo Chú (23), Jordan Morris (13)

Lineup Notes:

  • Nicolás Lodeiro (R knee inflammation), João Paulo (R hamstring strain), Raúl Ruidíaz (L hamstring strain) and Jimmy Medranda (R hamstring pain) are unable to factor today.
  • For the second straight match, Jordan Morris is available for selection as a substitute. Morris made his 2021 MLS debut on Monday off the bench against the LA Galaxy after recovering from an ACL injury suffered in February.
  • A win for Seattle would see the Sounders secure the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for the 2021 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.
  • Homegrown midfielder Josh Atencio, 19, makes his 18th start of the season.
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