the Cascadia Cup
Supporters of the Seattle Sounders have teamed up with fan-based
for the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps to sponsor the
Cup," to be awarded to the club who finishes with the best record in
season series between these three teams. The Cascadia Cup has been
celebrate the strong rivalries between each of these three clubs.
a part of the USL Division One schedule the teams will host
games against their
local rivals to count in the Cascadia Cup standings.
The team earning the most points in all head-to-head competition
against the other
two teams using the current USL point system will receive the cup. The
current point system awards three points for each win and one point for
and fans have sponsored previous northwest cups, such as the "Rose
Cup" between the Sounders and Timbers. The name "Cascadia Cup"
was chosen to reflect the geographical region that includes all three
Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, B.C.
have donated money to pay for the two-foot tall silver Cascadia Cup
rotate to each season's winner. The cup includes a plaque which will
winning team's name engraved on it.
"The Cascadia Cup brings back the feeling of what it was like when the
teams played each other in the old (North American Soccer League) NASL
days," said Kurt Schubothe, a Portland soccer fan.