Sounders 2 and Timbers 2 debut their USL rivalry tonight at Starfire.
Here's a preview from USL:
Seattle Sounders FC 2 vs. Portland Timbers 2Saturday, 7:30 p.m. PT, Starfire Sports StadiumThis Cascadia matchup likely was circled on the calendar early in the year, and under the current circumstances, it is setting up to be a big Western Conference game. T2 (2-0-1, 7 points) have taken the points lead in the West and Seattle Sounders FC 2 (2-0-0, 6 points) returns from a bye week with still the highest scoring output in the league. S2 has eight goals in two matches, tied for the USL lead with the Charleston Battery, who have eight goals in three games. T2 will have a bit of a setback defensively with the suspension of Rennico Clarke. He received two yellow cards during Portland’s 1-1 draw against Real Monarchs SLC on Wednesday. League-wide, five players have scored three goals heading into this weekend, and two could feature in this matchup in Seattle’s Darwin Jones and Portland’s Kharlton Belmar.