Time: 2:00 PM
TV: KONG 6/16
Half way through May and it has already been a long stretch. Through 4 games in May the Sounders have piled up a 3-1 record losing only to West leading Real Salt Lake. While the MLS and the rest of the world takes back seat to the UEFA Champions League Final of Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich the Sounders are looking to get back on track in the first Cascadia match of the year versus Vancouver.
If you were to ask the rest of the MLS which clubs had the most heated rivalries you would most likely hear a majority of people say the Cascadia rivalry of Vancouver, Portland and Seattle. Since the 1970’s the I-5 rivalry has been well alive through all competitions, and last year was the beginning of the MLS chapter of the rivalry. It came down to the last Cascadia game between the Sounders and Whitecaps at Vancouver and through some late game Fredy Montero heroics the Sounders were able to pull out the Cascadia Cup. The Cascadia Cup is one of the most coveted in the Northwest as it is a fan created trophy that gives ultimate bragging rights for the team in possession of the cup. The start of that defense is against the re-born Vancouver Whitecaps.no comments