Found August 26, 2013 on Fox Soccer:
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 much uncertainty day to day ... but the one thing I know for certain is we beat Portland, period,'' Seattle defender Zach Scott said. ''We're always going to be the team to beat. They can say there is a changing of the guard, they can say we're a group of stars and they are the team, but in the end we are the ones that are going to come out victorious.'' Eddie Johnson flicked a header past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts off a free kick in the 60th minute, and the Seattle Sounders made Dempsey's home debut memorable with a 1-0 win Sunday night over the Portland Timbers before...

Timbers Try to Spoil Clint Dempsey’s Home Debut

​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...

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...

Dear Portland Timbers Fans, All Will Be Okay

Okay Portland Timbers fans, sure this past Sunday was not the ideal outcome, and I am sure that on the outside you are still as confident as ever. But let’s be honest, deep down even a little, are you a little worried? You would have every reason to be worried; the Timbers have had a mediocre August and still have to play Salt Lake on the road Friday and the Seattle Sounders are...

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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