Seattle-Portland rivalry ranked as one of the top 50 derbies in the world

It’s no secret that the Seattle Sounders-Portland Timbers rivalry is one of – if not the – best in MLS.

According to FourFourTwo, the Pacific Northwest feud is one of the best derbies in the world.

The magazine ranked the Cascadia rivalry No. 48 on its list of top-50 derbies in the world, just ahead of the Sheffield United-Sheffield Wednesday matchup and one spot behind France's Lyon-St. Etienne rivalry.

The Sounders and Timbers will meet for the first time this year on July 17, when the defending champions host Seattle at Providence Park.