With only about an hour until kickoff down in Portscum, here are what some of the Seattle Sounders FC players, supporters, broadcasters and media are saying about the first meeting of the season between the Sounder and Timbers.
Also be sure to follow @NASORBbrad, @madison_mccord and @kramdawgsean for updates and thoughts during the match which kicks off at 2 p.m. on ESPN.
UPDATE — Here are the starting lineups for both sides. Seattle throws a few surprises out by playing the big guns.
Seattle Sounders FC
GK, Andrew Weber
CB, Jeff Parke CB, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
RB, Zach Scott LB, Marc Burch
CDM, Osvaldo Alonso
RM, Brad Evans LM, Alex Caskey
CAM, Mauro Rosales
FW, Fredy Montero FW, Eddie Johnson
CB, Danso CB, Horst
RB, Jewsbury LB, Smith
RM, Alhassan LM, Songo’o
FW, Fucito FW, Boyd