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...

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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