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MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Portland



(Sunday, June 24, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Portland 2, Seattle 1

Portland, OR (Sports Network) - The Portland Timbers piled more misery on Seattle Sounders FC Sunday by claiming a 2-1 win at Jeld-Wen Field in the latest installment of the Cascadia Cup.

Seattle was once sitting in a prime position for a stellar season after a 7-1-1 start, but a seven-game winless run has dropped the Sounders (7-5-4) to fourth place in the Western Conference where it sits eight points off the pace of the first-place San Jose Earthquakes.

The Timbers went two goals up inside the opening 25 minutes on Sunday as Kris Boyd and David Horst produced the telling goals.

Eddie Johnson got the Sounders to within touching distance of a comeback, but Portland (4-6-4) rode the one-goal lead to full time to improve to 16 points on the season.

Portland was dangerous from the start as Horst rattled the crossbar in the 11th minute off of a corner kick from Franck Songo'o.

It wasn't long after that the Timbers went in front, and it was the club's main scoring threat that provided the finishing touch.

Boyd bagged his fifth goal of the season when he lost his mark in the 16th minute and calmly slotted home a low cross from Steven Smith, beating Sounders 'keeper Andrew Weber with a one-time shot.

The lead was doubled nine minutes later when Portland converted from a corner kick. Horst and Songo'o connected once again, but the Timbers defender made no mistake with the header this time around as he nodded the cross into the back of the net.

Osvaldo Alonso came close to pulling one back with a stunning strike from 40 yards out just before the break, but Troy Perkins was able to get a hand to it and tip it out of play.

Seattle got on the board in the second half though, cutting the deficit in half in the 58th minute. Johnson collected a throw-in and powered into the Portland penalty area before curling a beautiful shot into the far corner, giving Perkins no chance for a save.

The match took an ugly turn at the beginning of stoppage time as both sides nearly came to blows. Fredy Montero and Lovel Palmer were shown straight red cards for their involvement in the scuffle.

It was the only sour note on an otherwise enjoyable match for the Timbers as they held on to the one-goal advantage to climb out of the Western Conference cellar.

The results also marks Seattle's first Cascadia Cup loss during the Major League Soccer era.

The Sounders went 2-0-2 against the Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011, and they extended that unbeaten derby run to five games with a 2-2 draw with the 'Caps on May 19. The Timbers now lead the chase for the Cascadia Cup with four points from two matches this season.

Both sides return to the pitch on June 30 when Seattle heads to Gillette Stadium to face the New England Revolution and Portland squares off against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

06/24 19:35:55 ET

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Local
Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
2nd
NCCU 52
NCAT 43
 
Final
DET 4
ATL 6
 
Final
TAM 2
BAL 3
 
Final
PIT 1
NYY 2
 
Final
HOU 6
PHI 3
 
Final
MIA 1
STL 4
 
Final
SFG 8
CHC 6
 
Final
CIN 3
CLE 9
 
Final
CWS 1
LOS 6
 
Final
ANA 3
MIL 2
 
Final
CHC 2
OAK 2
 
Final
SEA 9
SDP 4
 
Final
KAN 5
TEX 4
 
Final
ARI 4
COL 3
 
Final
WAS 5
NYM 4
 
6th
MIN 8
BOS 8
 
8th
BAL 5
TOR 0
 
Half
CHI 48
OKC 50
 
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POR
DAL
Final
MDES 89
MRGST 76
 
Final
SIENA 71
NIAG 54
Final
LEH 62
AMER 68
 
Final
SCAR 74
ARK 78
 
Final
LAF 89
BU 64
 
Final
PETE 63
FAIR 33
 
1st OT
BUCK 84
HC 77
 
Final
UNF 71
LIP 57
 
Final
TENNM 65
MORE 76
 
Final
COL 72
NAVY 62
 
Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
Final
FATL 62
UAB 59
 
Final
FLGC 62
USCU 63
 
1st OT
CHAR 84
WKENT 86
 
Final
MINN 63
WISC 76
Final
MIZST 48
SILL 55
 
2nd
COPST 73
DELST 83
 
Final
FIU 59
MTST 54
 
2nd
HAMP 53
NORST 63
 
2nd
NCCU 52
NCAT 43
 
2nd
COOK 55
SCST 44
 
2nd
APP 59
TXST 56
 
2nd
GSOUT 68
TXARL 58
 
2nd
LAMON 31
UGST 28
 
2nd
ODU 46
MARS 36
 
2nd
TXSA 56
RICE 59
 
Half
FAM 23
SAV 28
 
2nd
LATU 47
SMISS 33
 
1st
JST 25
ALAAM 11
 
1st
GRAM 4
ALAST 14
 
1st
TXSOU 27
ALCOR 17
 
Half
NICST 40
CARK 24
 
Half
TAMCC 46
HOUB 29
 
Half
NARZ 22
PORST 23
 
1st
LAM 10
SHSU 9
 
Half
ARKST 33
SALA 47
 
1st
PVU 11
SOUTH 9
 
1st
LALAF 26
ARKLR 20
 
1st
NO 19
SELA 15
 
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INCWORD
ABCHRIST
 
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MVSU 0
ARKPB 0
 
1st
ARZ 16
CAL 12
 
1st
WASH 6
COL 20
 
1st
WEBER 15
IDAHO 11
 
1st
UCONN 9
MEM 22
 
1st
UTEP 16
UNT 13
 
1st
STEPH 21
NWST 16
 
1st
SUTAH 11
SACST 17
 
1st
DAVID 14
VCU 4
 
1st
IDST 19
EWASH 22
 
1st
QUIN 6
MAR 3
 
1st
BEL 5
EILL 0
 
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DRAK
BRAD
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LBSU
CSNO
 
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UCI
CSFU
 
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UCD
UCR
 
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ARST
STAN
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WASU
UTAH
3rd
BOS 3
CAL 3
 
3rd
WAS 1
MIN 2
 
3rd
PHI 2
STL 1
 
2nd Intermission
FLA 3
DAL 2
 
2nd Intermission
TAM 2
TOR 1
 
2nd
NAS 1
NYI 2
 
1st
ARI 0
VAN 0
 
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