The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps take the CenturyLink pitch at 1:00 p.m. today in a rematch of a 2-2 draw in Vancouver earlier this MLS season. The Whitecaps will be without midfielder Barry Robson, according to Hosea Cheung of 24 Hours Vancouver:
One hour until big game between Whitecaps and Sounders. No Robson for Vancouver. His suspension announced this morning.— Hosea Cheung (@hosea24hours) August 18, 2012
Without Robson, the starting XI for the Whitecaps will be Cannon, Lee, Mitchell, O'Brien, Rochat, Koffie, Davidson, Richards, Miller, Sanvezzo, and Mattocks.
The Sounders will send out Gspurning, Johannson, Parke, Hurtado, Gonzales, Evans, Alonso, Tiffert, Caskey, Rosales, and Johnson.
This will be the second straight match in which Fredy Montero starts on the bench. Montero was a late sub in the Sounders' last match, scoring a stoppage-time equalizer.