Bruin and Yeimar SEAvPOR Recap
Mike Fiechtner

PORvSEA Starting XI: Strong lineup for first Cascadia match of the season

Head Coach Brian Schmetzer fields the same starting lineup from Sounders FC’s emphatic 3-0 win over the LA Galaxy for today’s afternoon clash with the Portland Timbers (12:00 p.m. PT; ABC, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM) at Providence Park. Here is your Delta Starting XI:

Lineup Notes

  • Today's fixture marks the 112th match between Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers FC across all competitions dating back to 1975, the most all-time matchups between two U.S.-based clubs. 
  • Right wingback Alex Roldan makes his 50th appearance in MLS for Sounders FC, earning his fourth consecutive start for the Rave Green in the 2021 season.
  • Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe, who earned his first start for his hometown club in Seattle’s win over the Galaxy, earns his second consecutive start in midfield alongside João Paulo and Cristian Roldan.
  • Midfielders Josh Atencio (R quad strain) and Nicolás Lodeiro (R knee pain) are unavailable for selection for today’s fixture.