The Seattle Sounders are hosting the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps in a massive Cascadia clash on Wednesday. Here is everything you need to know:
WHEN AND WHERE: Kickoff is a 7:30 p.m. PT at CenturyLink Field.
WHERE TO WATCH: The game will be televised on JOEtv and ROOT Sports outside Seattle.
WHERE TO LISTEN: The game will air on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and in Spanish on El Rey 1360 AM.
2017 RECORDS AND STANDINGS: Sounders: 11-8-11 (44 points, 4th West), Whitecaps: 14-9-6 (48 points, 1st West).
FORM GUIDE: Sounders: DDDDL; Whitecaps: WWWDW
ALL-TIME HISTORY: The Sounders are 7-7-5 all time against the Whitecaps, including a 3-4-1 mark at home.
RECENT MEETINGS: Vancouver has hosted Seattle twice this season, defeating the Sounders 2-1 on April 14 before drawing 1-1 on Aug. 23.
STREAK OVER: The Sounders fell 2-0 at Real Salt Lake last weekend, snapping their franchise-record 13-match unbeaten streak. The loss at Rio Tinto Stadium was Seattle’s first since June 17.
RETURN OF FREDY: Former Sounders forward Fredy Montero will make his first trip to CenturyLink Field as an opponent on Wednesday. The Sounders’ all-time leading goalscorer, Montero joined Vancouver on a season-long loan from China’s Tianjin TEDA and leads the Whitecaps with 13 goals this year.
REYNA RADAR: Whitecaps forward Yordy Reyna has been on a tear recently, with three goals and three assists in his last four matches. His five game-winning goals is tied for second in MLS.
CASCADIA CUP: The Sounders enter Wednesday in second place in the Cascadia Cup with six points from five matches and can leap Portland for first place with a win.
#COUCH2SUITE: During Wednesday’s match, show us where you’re enjoying it for a chance to win a suite for you and 17 friends at the Sounders’ regular-season finale on Oct. 22 against the Colorado Rapids!
KICK CHILDHOOD CANCER: Wednesday’s match is the Sounders’ Kick Childhood Cancer match. Purchase a ticket HERE and a portion of proceeds will go to MLS’ Kick Childhood Cancer initiative!
SCORING STRUGGLES: The Sounders have been shut out the last two matches and have not scored more than one goal since Aug. 20. Head Coach Brian Schmetzer said he’s looking for one of his players “to come and break us out of this slump.”