Found August 25, 2013 on Total MLS:
PLAYERS: Clint Dempsey
​Portland and Seattle matches are always a big deal, but this Sunday there’s more than just crucial Cascadia Cup and MLS points at stake. There’s the chance to embarrass Clint Dempsey as he is introduced to the sold-out Seattle crowd. I can’t think of a better way to punk the Sounders. ​ ​Midfield is key in this matchup and Portland could be sorely lacking in depth. Most importantly, the Timbers will be missing Diego Chara due to yellow card accumulation. Chara is a vital cog in keeping the midfield moving. He wins balls and moves from box-to-box to open up space for Diego Valeri, Darlington Nagbe, and Alvas Powell. Will Johnson will likely also miss the match as he continues to sit out of practice.   Adding on, both Ben Zemanski and Jack Jewsbury are tossups. Zemanski picked up a knock on Wednesday and has played quite a bit since last week. Jewsbury on the other hand has been working towards coming back after missing the last three games. I question his fitness t...

Dempsey inspires Sounders victory

Seattle Sounders 1, Portland Timbers 0 Clint Dempsey's introduction to the Cascadia rivalry came before one of the largest crowds in Major League Soccer history and was filled with pushes and shoves, harsh tackles and heated words. And Seattle got the better of its rivals from Portland. ''I told the guys before the game, this career is so fleeting and there is so...

Seattle Sounders Fans Pulled Out All The Stops Last Night

Clint Dempsey made his home debut for his new squad, the Seattle Sounders, against the Portland Timbers in a big-time MLS match last night at a sold out CenturyLink Field. Sounders fans used the opportunity to unveil this enormous tifo, which took more than three weeks to make. Some details on the tifo, via Emerald City Supporters: The total size is approximately 37,000 sqft. Around...

Sounders 1, Timbers 0

Eddie Johnson flicked a header past Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts off a free kick in the 60th minute, and the Seattle Sounders made Clint Dempsey's home debut memorable with a 1-0 win Sunday night over the Timbers before the second-largest, stand-alone crowd in Major League Soccer history. The crowd of 67,385 trailed only the first home game for the Los Angeles Galaxy...

MLS Weekend Wrap-Up: Week 26

Believe it or not, Clint Dempsey’s home debut against Portland wasn’t just the only MLS action of the week. Starting with a Wednesday night thriller in the Rose City, here’s a rundown of all 11 matches and the key moments from each contest. Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake In the first of three late-season meetings, RSL found a last-minute equalizer to salvage a 3-3 draw...

Seattle Sounders Fans Get MLS Fans of the Week for This Huge Tifo from Sunday’s Game

The Emerald City Supporters made Clint Dempsey’s home debut for the Seattle Sounders very memorable. A couple weeks worth of work was put into this three-piece Tifo that’s shown in the video above. Clearly, this was unlike anything done by MLS fans all year so we have to give the Sounders crew some respect. They were rewarded with a 1-0 victory on an Eddie Johnson goal in the 60th minute.

Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers: Open Thread

Clint Dempsey will make his home debut for Seattle Sounders tonight against Portland Timbers in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 66,500. “I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like when the whole stadium is completely packed and they are behind us,” said Dempsey, who likened his introduction in front of about 40,000 to a movie. “We’ll feed off that energy and...

Everybody Is Going To The Portland Timbers / Seattle Sounders Contest

One of the biggest games of the Portland Timbers season is almost upon us, and comes with even more fanfare than usual. It’s a Cascadia Cup game in Seattle and Clint Dempsey’s first versus the Timbers. The Sounders opened up extra seating and sold out to the tune of 66,800 tickets, which ranks as the second highest attendance in MLS history next to a Galaxy/MetroStars game in...

Seattle Sounders v Portland Timbers: Northwest Derby Day is Here

It’s rather difficult to have a proper football rivalry without a healthy dose of mutual disdain, and Seattle and Portland are no different.  For whatever reasons, the animosity between these two neighboring cities is real, is time-tested, and now thanks to the reunion of the Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer, can play itself out on an unprecedented...

Eddie Johnson and Seattle win northeast rivalry

Eddie Johnson scored the lone goal on an assist from Mauro Rosales as Seattle Sounders FC (10-8-4, 37 points) defeated the Portland Timbers (9-4-12, 39 points), 1-0, Sunday night in front of a record crowd of 67,385 on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field. Seattle extended its club-record unbeaten streak to 10 games (7-0-3) and took the lead in the 2013 Cascadia Cup standings with...
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