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Timbers-Sounders to kick off Cascadia Cup '14

Here are some Cascadia Cup basis from the Sounders:

2014 Cascadia CupSaturday's match at Portland will kick off the 2014 Cascadia Cup - a regional competition that was founded in 2004 by the largest supporters groups of the three Pacific Northwest clubs: the Emerald City Supporters, Timbers Army and Vancouver Southsiders. Seattle will play four of its six Cascadia Cup matches on the road, including the first three contests. The first rivalry match at home is set for July 13 against the Portland Timbers, and the competition will conclude on October 10 when Sounders FC hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Whitecaps FC currently hold the Cascadia Cup after winning it for the first time in the MLS era last season. Sounders FC won the Cup in its first year in MLS (2011), and the Timbers won the 2012 edition. All three teams will look to become the first repeat winners of the MLS era this season. Overall. Seattle has won the Cascadia Cup three times, including the USL era (2006, 2007 and 2011).

2014 Cascadia Cup Schedule Date Teams LocationApril 5 Sounders FC at Portland Timbers Providence Park, PortlandMay 24 Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC BC Place, VancouverJune 1 Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Providence Park, PortlandJuly 5 Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC BC Place, VancouverJuly 13 Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers CenturyLink Field, SeaAugust 24 Sounders FC at Portland Timbers Providence Park, PortlandAugust 30 Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Portland Timbers BC Place, VancouverSeptember 20 Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC Providence Park, PortlandOctober 10 Sounders FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC CenturyLink Field, Seattle Cascadia Cup NotesAll nine regular season MLS matches between the three clubs will be included. The team with the most points after all matches is the winner.

Tiebreaking Procedures: 1.) Greater number of points earned in matches between the teams concerned 2.) Greater goal difference in matches between the teams concerned 3.) Greater number of goals scored in matches between the teams concerned 4.) Reapply first three criteria if two or more teams are still tied 5.) Greater goal difference in all cup matches 6.) Greater number of goals scored in all cup matches 7.) Smaller number of disciplinary points in all cup matches (yellow = 1 point, red = 2 points)

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