MLS Classics: Seattle Sounders-Vancouver Whitecaps Cascadia rivalry extends to playoffs

As Audi MLS Cup Playoff Week continues, we take a look back at another memorable postseason showdown in the latest edition of MLS Classics.

A Cascadia rivalry was renewed in 2017 when the Vancouver Whitecaps met the Seattle Sounders in the Conference Semifinals.

The Sounders were the favorites coming in, but the Whitecaps entered the two-leg tie following a 5-0 thrashing of the San Jose Earthquakes in the Knockout Round.

The teams battled to a scoreless draw in the first leg at BC Place, leaving it all to play for in the final 90 minutes (or more) at CenturyLink Field.

You know that adage about big-time players in big-time games? That rang true after halftime with a vintage Clint Dempsey performance.

Before diving into the stream at 4 pm ET on Thursday, here’s how both teams lined up for that second leg. Also, be sure to check out the full catalog of MLS Classics matches.

Lineups

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