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MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Portland



(Saturday, April 5, 2014)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 4, Portland 4

Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Clint Dempsey netted a hat trick on Saturday to bring the Seattle Sounders back from a two-goal second-half deficit and earn a point in a wild 4-4 draw with the Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

Portland has gotten off to an uncharacteristically poor start this year with a pair of draws and a pair of defeats from their first four games and things started poorly for the hosts on Saturday.

Seattle opened the scoring after just three minutes when Jalil Anibaba hit a corner kick back across the face of goal where former Timber Kenny Cooper knocked it home at the back post for the early lead.

But Portland authored a quick response as Diego Chara smashed a shot from distance past Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei just six minutes later to put the sides on level terms.

Feeding off the momentum from their first goal, the Timbers quickly took the lead as Diego Valeri collected the ball in the box and fired it off the crossbar on the turn and in behind Frei.

Seattle answered back 10 minutes later as Obafemi Martins found Dempsey wide open on the edge of the penalty area and the U.S. captain slotted it home to level the score once again.

Portland seized control in the second half as Chara completed his double with a low drive past the outstretched arm of Frei in the 55th minute and Max Urruti made it 4-2 for Portland just two minutes later.

But Seattle came surging back late on as Dempsey smashed one home with five minutes to play and then completed his hat trick with a penalty kick two minutes later to save a point for the Sounders.

The result sees Seattle bounce back from a 2-1 home loss to Columbus last week, while Portland remains winless through the first five games of the campaign.

04/05 17:27:12 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
2nd
DUKE 92
WAKE 49
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
CIN 2
 
Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
Final
SEA 4
SDP 3
 
Final
MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
Final
MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
Final
IND 105
NYK 82
 
Final
ORL 100
PHO 105
 
Final
BRK 91
CHA 115
 
4th
TOR 108
CLE 117
 
4th
BOS 83
UTA 84
 
4th
MIN 68
DEN 81
 
3rd
NOP 73
DET 68
 
3rd
MIA 70
LAL 65
 
4th
HOU 79
MEM 89
 
3rd
OKC 79
PHI 90
 
Half
SAN 54
SAC 38
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
MIL
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
POR
Final
UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
Final
PSU 67
OSU 77
 
Final
USB 62
BING 57
 
Final
FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
Final
GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
Final
UNH 54
HART 52
 
Final
STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
Final
Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
Final
GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
Final
LOU 59
ND 71
 
Final
SHU 66
PROV 79
 
Final
BRY 91
SHU 85
 
Final
MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
Final
MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
Final
LSU 63
TENN 78
 
Final
SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
Final
VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
Final
RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
Final
UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
2nd
TULA 52
HOU 52
 
Final
YALE 71
HOW 62
 
2nd
PITT 58
MIAMI 62
 
2nd
TXPA 48
NMST 63
 
2nd
MSU 53
PURD 44
 
2nd
STLU 48
BONA 62
 
2nd
DUKE 92
WAKE 49
 
1st
TULSA 20
CIN 27
 
Half
VANDY 32
MSST 36
 
Half
OKST 34
TCU 30
 
1st
UCLA 41
USC 30
 
Half
WYO 40
UTST 30
 
1st
MARQ 18
STJ 19
 
1st
EILL 15
SIUE 17
 
10:00pm Tonight
FRES
AFA
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SJST
BSU
10:00pm Tonight
NEV
COLST
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ILL
NEB
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ORST
OREG
11:00pm Tonight
UNLV
SDST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
UCSB
 
3rd
WIN 1
OTT 3
 
2nd Intermission
DET 1
NYR 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
MON
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COL
PIT