Seattle Sounders Vs Portland Timbers: Where to Watch MLS, Live Stream, Team News and Latest Odds

Two of American soccer's fiercest rivals resume hostilities on Sunday night, when the Seattle Sounders host the Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field.

The rivalry harks back to the 1970s and predates the advent of the MLS, making it arguably the standout fixture on the U.S. soccer calendar.

The latest edition of the rivalry between the two sides comes with added spice as a win for the Sounders could deal a major blow to the Timbers' hopes of reaching the playoffs.

Seattle is 10 points ahead of its rivals but was knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup by the Timbers last month, with Portland winning 2-1.

The Timbers also brought down the curtain on the Sounders' playoffs run last season, winning on penalties in the conference semifinal.

Goals are traditionally a staple of this fixture, with the last five meetings between the two teams producing 17 goals, with both teams finding the net in all but one of those fixtures.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Sunday night.

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Chad Marshall #14 of the Seattle Sounders jumps for the ball against Larrys Mabiala #33 of the Portland Timbers in the second half during their game at Providence Park on May 13, 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Abbie Parr/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Sounders take on their arch rival at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. local time (9:30 p.m. ET) on Sunday, July 21.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 with English commentary and on FOX Deportes with Spanish commentary.

Live stream

Live stream will be available via FOX Sports digital platforms as well as via FOX Sports Go.

Team news

The Sounders will be without Victor Rodriguez and Will Bruin, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL last month.

The Timbers, meanwhile, will miss Marco Farfan, while Modou Jadama and Jorge Villafana remain in doubt.

Recent form

After three defeats in four games, the Sounders have steadied the ship with back-to-back wins against Columbus Crew and Atlanta United and have moved to second in the Western Conference, 11 points behind LAFC.

On Wednesday night, Seattle lost 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund in a friendly. Marius Wolf put Dortmund 1-0 up in the first half, before Paco Alcacer doubled the lead early in the second half.

Jonathan Campbell pulled one back for the hosts just four minutes later, before England international Jadon Sancho netted a third for the visitors with just over 15 minutes left in the game

The Timbers, meanwhile, are unbeaten in three games. Consecutive 1-0 wins against Dallas and New York City FC were followed by a 2-2 draw at home against the Colorado Rapids on Sunday.

The result left Portland in ninth place in the Western Conference, four points adrift of the final playoffs place but with two games in hand over seventh-placed Dallas.

Series record

The last four meetings have been equally split between the two teams, with the Timbers winning 2-1 in November last year and the Sounders prevailing 3-2 in the same month.

Prior to that, the Sounders won 1-0 in Portland in August 2018, while the Timbers won 3-2 in Seattle two months earlier.


According to Oddschecker, Seattle is a 1/1 (+100) favorite, while the Timbers are 27/10 and the draw is at 2/1.