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Sounders FC Hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday Night at Lumen Field

May 17, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Seattle Sounders FC News Release

RENTON, WASH. - Following a 2-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, Seattle Sounders FC returns home to host Cascadia rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, May 18 on the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field (7:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, 93.3 KJR FM, SiriusXM FC, El Rey 1360 AM).

Saturday's match is the second of three contests between the two sides this year, with Vancouver beating Seattle 2-0 on April 20 at Lumen Field. The teams will meet for a final time on October 2 at BC Place.

Seattle currently sits in 10th place in the Western Conference with 13 points, while Vancouver sits in seventh place in the Western Conference with 18 points.

The fixture is Seattle's third in its quest for the 2024 Cascadia Cup. The Rave Green sit in second place in the standings with three points, while Whitecaps FC occupies first place with six points. Portland is in last place with zero points. All three teams have played two Cascadia Cup matches so far.

Following Saturday's matchup, Seattle continues its 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign, hosting USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, May 22 at Starfire Stadium (7:30 p.m. PT /, 950 KJR AM). The team then returns to MLS action as it travels to play St. Louis CITY SC on Saturday, May 25 at CITYPARK (5:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, 93.3 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).


In honor of Seattle's 50th anniversary this year, the team is honoring a club alumni at every home match, with Saturday's match featuring midfielder Kelyn Rowe. The Federal Way native joined Seattle in 2021, playing three seasons for the club before retiring from professional soccer following the 2023 season. After appearing in every match throughout the regular season and playoffs in 2021 for Seattle, he helped the Rave Green win the 2022 Concacaf Champions League, making eight appearances throughout the tournament and scoring one goal. Prior to his time in Seattle, the third overall draft pick in the 2012 SuperDraft made 252 MLS appearances, mostly with the New England Revolution.


Global Stream: Apple TV

Talent (English): Blake Price & Paul Dolan

Talent (Spanish): Adrian Garcia Marquez & Francisco Pinto

Local Radio: 93.3 KJR FM

Global Radio (simulcast): SiriusXM FC

Talent: Danny Jackson, Pete Fewing & Michelle Ludtka-Furbush

Pre-Match, Halftime and Post-Match: Jackson Felts & Lamar Neagle

Local Radio (Spanish): El Rey 1360 AM

Talent: Mario Rodriguez, Felipe Maqueda, Carlos Tapia & Marlo Vilela

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