It's clearner and easier, but not necessarily good news for Sounders FC's defense of the cup.
However, the Emerald City Supporters, Southsiders and Timbers Army agreed that all matches will count towards the Cascadia Cup, even though the new unbalanced MLS schedule means each team will play a different number of home games against their Cascadia rivals this season. And in the Sounders case, four of the six matches will be on the road.
Here's the full release from the Timbers Army. (Which just happened to be the first word I saw on this.)