The race for the Cascadia Cup begins anew on Saturday as the Portland Timbers host rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Providence Park (1pm PT, FOX 12 Oregon).
Created by the supporters of Portland, Vancouver and Seattle Sounders FC, the Cascadia Cup was first contested in 2004. All three teams battled for it in their collective USL era until 2009, when the Sounders made their MLS debut. The Whitecaps and Timbers continued playing for the Cup in the lower divisions until 2011, when both moved up into MLS, allowing the Sounders to get back in on the competition.
The Timbers have won three Cascadia Cups, their last coming in 2012. Saturday marks Portland's first Cascadia Cup match of the year while current Cup-holders Vancouver beat Seattle 2-0 last week in British Columbia.
The teams will meet a total of nine times this year, with each club playing the others three times during the MLS regular season.
The full 2016 Cascadia Cup schedule and standings and all-time winners list can be found below:
Friday, April 14 – Vancouver 2, Seattle 1
Saturday, April 22 — Vancouver at Portland (1 pm PT, FOX 12 Oregon)
Saturday, May 27 — Portland at Seattle (12 pm PT, FOX)
Sunday, June 25 — Seattle at Portland (1 pm PT, ESPN)
Sunday, July 23 — Portland at Vancouver (3 pm PT, FS1)
Wednesday, Aug. 23 — Seattle at Vancouver (7 pm PT)
Sunday, Aug. 27 — Portland at Seattle (6:30 pm PT, FS1)
Wednesday, Sept. 27 — Vancouver at Seattle (7:30 pm PT)
Sunday, Oct. 22 — Vancouver at Portland (1 pm PT, ROOT SPORTS)
2016 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2015 – Seattle Sounders
2014 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2013 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2012 – Portland Timbers
2011 – Seattle Sounders
2010 – Portland Timbers
2009 – Portland Timbers
2008 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2007 – Seattle Sounders
2006 – Seattle Sounders
2005 – Vancouver Whitecaps
2004 – Vancouver Whitecaps