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Sounders make home debut vs. rival Timbers

A reminder -- as if one is needed -- and Portland visits the Sounders tonight at 6 p.m. at Qwest Field. Plenty of tickets remain.

Here's our game preview, making the point that this is no ordinary friendly.

Here's the one from the Oregonian, making pretty much the same point from the Timbers' point of view.

And for those of you attending, here's a reminder from the Sounders about construction south of the stadium, which is considerably different from the construction disruptions of last season:

Fans are encouraged to avoid South Royal Brougham Way unless they park in the Qwest Event Center Garage. Fans parking in the garage will have access by one lane only via South Royal Brougham Way and First Avenue South.