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)
- 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.