It's the last day of the Cascadia Summit and I, for one, am using this opportunity to practice spelling out the full names of players before First Kick (which happens Tuesday, March 15 for anyone who doesn't have a countdown on their calendars). Vancouver Whitecaps and Portland Timbers drew 1-1 yesterday, with Portland scoring both goals. Which, incidentally, is why they have preseason matches -- working out kinks like which goal the ball is meant to go in.
If Vancouver win today, they'll be tied with Portland on four points, with the Sounders picking up exactly zero. Seattle have no chance of taking the tournament, but they could be runners up with a win.
Seattle Sounders Starting XI: Terry Boss, Zach Scott, Patrick Ianni, Taylor Graham, Tyson Wahl, Roger Levesque, Erik Friberg, Servando Carrasco, Michael Tetteh, O'Brian White, Mike Fucito
Subs: Osvaldo Alonso, James Riley, Steve Zakuani, Leo Gonzalez, Alvaro Fernandez, David Estrada, Pat Noonan, Lamar Neagle, Bryan Meredith, Josh Ford, Jeff Parke, Miguel Montano
Vancouver Whitecaps Starting XI: Jay Nolly, Wes Knight, Greg Janicki, Bilal Duckett, Nizar Khalfan, Gershon Koffie, Alexandre Morfaw, Russell Teibert, Omar Salgado, Camilo Sanvezzo
Subs: Joe Cannon, Terry Dunfield, Atiba Harris, Jeb Brovky, Philippe Davis, Blake Wagner, Long Tan, Jonathan Leathers, Bedri Gashi, Kevin Harmse, Cornelius Stewart