KeyBank Scouting Report | Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC | June 25, 2017

MATCH INFORMATION

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. (Pacific)
Location: Providence Park (Portland, Ore.)
Forecast: Partly cloudy, 97 degrees
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Kyle Atkins Fourth Official: Drew Fischer
National TV: ESPN
Talent: Adrian Healey (play-by-play), Taylor Twellman (analyst), Julie Stewart- Binks (reporter)
English Radio: 750 The Game (KXTG 750 AM, 102.9 FM)
Talent: Jake Zivin (play-by-play), Ross Smith (analyst), Fletcher Johnson (host)
Spanish Radio: La GranD (KGGD 93.5 FM, 1150 AM)
Talent: Josue del Castillo (play-by-play), Oscar Ramos (analyst)

MATCH PREVIEW

The Portland Timbers will return to Providence Park to play host to Cascadia- rival Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, June 25. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific), Sunday’s match will be broadcast live on ESPN, beginning at 7 p.m., with local radio broadcasts on 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game (English) and La GranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM (Spanish). Sunday’s match marks the third of four scheduled matches between Portland and Sounders FC this season, and the 98th overall match across all competitions (since 1975). Playing at Providence Park, Portland is 6-2-2 against Sounders FC in all competitions since 2011, including three straight wins. Entering Sunday, Sounders FC is coming off a 1-1 draw with Orlando SC at CenturyLink Field on June 21, with the Lions scoring in the final minute of the match. Forward Will Bruin leads the team in goals (5).

LAST MATCH RECAP

The Portland Timbers fell 3-2 Minnesota United FC before 18,442 fans TCF Bank Stadium on June 21. Midfielder Diego Valeri scored his ninth goal of the season in the match against Minnesota United.

LAST TIME VS. SEATTLE

Playing their second away match in as many weeks, the Portland Timbers fell 1-0 to Seattle Sounders FC before 47,362 fans at CenturyLink Field on May 27.

ALL-TIME SERIES NOTES

Sunday’s match marks the third of four scheduled matches between Portland and Sounders FC this season, and the 98th overall match between the two teams across all competitions (since 1975). In the previous two meetings between the two teams in 2017, Seattle took a 1-0 win in league play on May 27, before defeating the Timbers 2-1 in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play on June 13. Sunday’s match marks the 11th match at Providence Park between the two teams across all competitions since 2011, with the Timbers compiling a 6-2-2 record, including three straight wins.

SCOUTING SOUNDERS FC

Sunday’s match marks the first of two consecutive road games for Seattle Sounders FC. Entering Sunday, Sounders FC is coming off a 1-1 draw with Orlando SC at CenturyLink Field on June 21, with the Lions scoring in the final minute of the match. In nine games played on the road so far this season, Seattle has produced a 1-6-2 record. Forward Will Bruin, who scored in the draw against Orlando City, leads the team in goals scored (5).

CASCADIA CUP STANDINGS

Club GP W L T Pts. GF GA Diff.
Portland 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 0
Vancouver 2 1 1 0 3 3 3 0
Seattle 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 0
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