The Seattle Sounders are hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday (7:30 p.m. PT; FS1, FOX Deportes, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM) in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. Here is the Delta Starting XI.
- Clint Dempsey returns to the starting lineup following his first-leg suspension stemming from his red card against the Colorado Rapids in the final match of the regular season.
- Captain Osvaldo Alonso is not on the 18-man roster as he continues to deal with a right quad strain.
- Víctor Rodríguez is available off the bench after missing the last two matches with a right quad strain.
- Gustav Svensson, who was dealing with a hamstring strain, is also available off the bench after coming on as a substitute in the first leg in Vancouver on Sunday.