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MLS Game Summary - Portland at Seattle



(Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 3, Portland 0

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC did not disappoint another impressive crowd at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night.

Eddie Johnson scored his team-high 14th goal and Fredy Montero added his 13th, as Seattle rolled to a 3-0 win against the Portland Timbers in front of 66,452 fans, the second-highest regular-season crowd in MLS history.

Seattle (14-7-10) moved up to third place in the Western Conference standings, two points ahead of the Los Angeles Galaxy. The top three teams receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

The Sounders also moved into the lead for the Cascadia Cup, which is contested by Seattle, Portland and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The Timbers would have sealed the Cup with a win.

Portland (7-16-9) lost for the third time during its current six-match winless streak, and remained winless on the road this season with just one away match left this year.

Seattle took the lead in the 25th minute, when a cross from Adam Johansson had eyes for Montero, but Portland defender Mamadou Danso turned the ball into his own net from the edge of the six-yard box.

The Sounders built on the momentum just three minutes later, as Brad Evans was able to swing a cross into the area that Johnson struck on the half-volley for a great finish from the middle of the area in the 28th minute.

Montero had a shot pushed off the post by Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts just two minutes later as Seattle continued to pressure, and the Sounders put the match away just after the hour mark.

After his initial shot was knocked down by Ricketts, Montero raced to get onto the rebound and was able to deflect an attempted clearance from Jack Jewsbury into the net in the 62nd minute for the third goal for Seattle.

Seattle has played one less match than every other team in the West, and could still finish second with Real Salt Lake just two points away in second place. The Sounders host Real Salt Lake on Oct. 17 in their next match.

Portland, which is just one point off the bottom of the West, visits Vancouver on Oct. 21 for its final road match.

10/07 23:17:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHI 5
CAR 2
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
MIA 7
FIU 2
 
Final
DET 12
FLASO 2
 
Final
PHI 103
TOR 114
Final
BRK 110
GSW 108
Final
MIA 115
PHO 98
Final
MIN 105
LAC 110
Final
DAL 102
NOP 93
Final
TEX 61
BAY 59
Final
SYR 47
UVA 59
Final
SHSU 76
CARK 49
 
Final
NWST 92
SELA 79
 
Final
NCAT 67
COOK 50
 
Final
HOW 61
NORST 59
 
Final
DELST 85
HAMP 75
 
Final
STEPH 83
INCWORD 62
 
Final
MCNST 70
LAM 69
 
Final
NO 79
NICST 89
 
Final
SAV 49
NCCU 62
 
Final
ALAAM 75
TXSOU 77
 
Final
VT 59
BC 66
Final
MVSU 66
GRAM 62
 
Final
ISU 77
OKLA 70
 
Final
ALAST 65
PVU 67
 
Final
ARKPB 64
JST 62
 
Final
NYR 4
NAS 1
Final
CHI 5
CAR 2
2nd
SJS 3
MON 0