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Posted on October 6, 2012 at 12:34 PM

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — A win against Portland tomorrow in the Cascadia Cup would keep alive Seattle's hopes of retaining the trophy that goes to the winner of the Northwest rivalry. It would also help the playoff-bound Sounders get out of being the fourth-seed in the Western Conference. Seattle is expected to have one of the largest single-game crowds in MLS history tomorrow night against the Timbers with more than 66,000 tickets already sold.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The No. 23 Washington Huskies travel south to Autzen Stadium for a meeting with No. 2 Oregon tonight. The Ducks have won the last eight games between the two teams, diminishing the rivalry's intensity. The streak is the longest for either side in the history of the series, which dates back to 1900.

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — It could be Connor Halliday or Jeff Tuel starting at quarterback today for Washington state when the Cougars take on No. 14 Oregon State. Halliday took over when senior Jeff Tuel injured his right knee earlier this season. Halliday has reportedly been getting most of the first-team snaps in practice.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle defensive tackle Brandon Mebane returned to full participation in practice yesterday and is expected to play at Carolina tomorrow. Mebane was held out of practice Thursday with a calf injury. Head coach Pete Carroll says he's "in good shape" to play. Mebane has a history of calf ailments in the past, missing one game in the 2009 season and four in 2010 due to calf issues.

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