Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Sounders 3 – 0 Timbers Finally the Sounders were able to beat their hated rivals the Portland Timbers on Sunday evening in front of a near record crowd pushing towards 70,000 at the XBOX Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Not only did the Sounders ”chop” down the Timbers in a strikingly unapologetic way, but they did so in front of a national crowd as the game was televised on ESPN in prime time. The I-5 Cascadia Cup rivalry came down to the last meeting of the two, as the Sounders ended up with a 1-1-1 season derby record against Portland. Two own goals, and a perfect left footed volley undid the Timbers, and their chances of lifting the Cup in front of the Seattle fans. Seattle moved into third place with the win, thanks in part to the loss by L.A. to Real Salt Lake this weekend. Love ‘em Eddie and Freddy Even though the goals were own goals, (the third goal was credited to Freddy even though it went off of Jack Jewsbury’s foot) the perfect run by Freddy Montero on the first goal, f...
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