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Last-gasp Dempsey equalizer earns Sounders tie with Timbers

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The Cascadia rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers has a rich, deep history and, on Sunday evening, the two sides added yet another thrilling chapter.

Clint Dempsey's 94th minute equalizer earned the 10-man Sounders a last-gasp road point at Providence Park in a 2-2 draw between the longtime rivals.

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [7:30]

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The Portland Timbers host the Seattle Sounders in the hottest match up of the 2017 season to date — both literally and figuratively. With the Timbers in need of a win after a rough road trip and the Sounders sitting below the red line both teams come into this match with plenty of motivation before their storied rivalry comes into play.

Sounders at Portland Timbers: Three Questions

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Let's sit around a bonfire and talk about soccer teams.

The latest round of the Cascadia Cup is just a bus trip to Portland. The Seattle Sounders will look for only their third road win in MLS play over the Portland Timbers. The Rave Green are nearing full health. According to Brian Schmetzer, the injury situation is "getting better, everybody's available.

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders Preview Interview

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The Portland Timbers host their arch-rivals, the Seattle Sounders, tomorrow evening in a match that could prove to be a turning point for the season of either side. The Timbers will be looking to take advantage of some home cooking as they return to Providence Park, but they will face a stiff challenge from a Sounders side looking to claw their way up above the red line in the Western Conference.

Weighing the MLS rivalries

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - Once again, Major League Soccer has manipulated its schedule to bring us a round of games thick with rivalries. The weekend has a sponsor. The league's marketing department is opening up the throttle in a bid for attention. While MLS is clearly the biggest professional soccer league in the country, it nevertheless struggles to entice even a moderate percentage of the available soccer fans here.

MLS Midweek Rewind: Week 17

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Four MLS matches and leg one of the Canadian Championship final marked a busy beginning for week 17 on Wednesday night.

In leg one of the Canadian Championship final, the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC finished level, 1-1, with Jozy Altidore providing a vital away goal.

Sounders at Portland Timbers, Cascadia Cup: Streaming, news, highlights, analysis

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This match was originally scheduled for 12:30 PM on Sunday June 25. It is now at 7:30 PM on ESPN2.

With all three Cascadia teams tied on points after each playing twice the Seattle Sounders resume their rivalry with the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday June 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM on ESPN2.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 16

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With week 16 of the MLS season in the books, the top teams held their ground with one major exception.

Every team in last week's top 10 either won or tied their respective matches, except for the Portland Timbers, who fell disappointingly to the Colorado Rapids thanks to Alan Gordon's late winner.

SBI Question of the Day: What is the best rivalry in MLS?

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It's rivalry week in MLS, and while that will no doubt make for good viewing all around, it's worth pondering where one's viewing time might best be spent.

The league has no shortage of intense match-ups, but one of the most well-known and entertaining takes place in the Pacific Northwest when Cascadia rivals clash.

Seattle Sounders 2 vs Oklahoma City Energy FC: live stream, game time, and lineups

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Watch S2 against OKC Energy FC for the first time this season.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 return to USL play after ostensibly, and successfully, deputizing for the First Team in the US Open Cup. Though the team they faced was an MLS side in name only, hopefully the victory over the Portland Timbers will provide S2 with the confidence to kickstart a second half of the season run up the table.

MLS Week 15: A Look Ahead

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Just like the Major League Soccer season, Saturday's 10-game slate is a marathon, not a sprint.

The MLS weekend begins with a national afternoon showcase game between New York City FC and the Seattle Sounders, and Saturday's play won't end until roughly 12 hours later. In addition to Saturday's contests, there's an intriguing match on Sunday that features Eastern Conference foes.

Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are back on the road this weekend as they look to take on the bottom dwellers of the Western Conference, the Colorado Rapids. Fresh off a pair of 2-0 home wins — and willfully ignoring the side's mid-week US Open Cup loss to the Seattle Sounders — the Timbers should be riding high coming into this match, having snapped a five game winless streak and returned to the upper echelons of the West.

Alvaro Fernandez on his emotional exit from Seattle Sounders

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"Without a doubt, this is the most important team I was a part of because it was where I felt at home despite being so far away"

It was first noted by Univision's Diego Arrioja after the Houston match that Alvaro Fernandez had said he was playing his last match at CenturyLink Field that night.

Seattle Sounders travel to face San Jose in the US Open Cup round of 16

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Seattle will host quarterfinals at Starfire if they advance.

The San Jose Earthquakes will host the Seattle Sounders in the next round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the round of 16. US Soccer broadcast their draft Thursday for the upcoming games, which will be held on June 28 at Avaya Stadium.

Portland Timbers Lose 2-1 to Seattle Sounders in US Open Cup

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The Portland Timbers brought eleven T2 players, seven first team players, and no starters to Starfire Sports Complex on Tuesday night and it showed in the side's 2-1 loss to a marginally less piecemeal Seattle Sounders.

The Sounders opened the scoring early in the match, striking in just the 3rd minute of play.

Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup: How to Watch, Preview, Match Thread [7:30]

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The Portland Timbers face off against the Seattle Sounders today in a US Open Cup match that has been robbed of its interest by the increasingly common match up of the two sides in all competitions.

With both the Timbers and Sounders limited by injuries and call ups, tonight's match will be played out by sides full of players from T2 and S2, the USL squads of the respective sides, as well as a handful of bench players and depth pieces from the first team of both.

Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup: How to Watch, Preview, Match Thread [7:30]

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The Portland Timbers face off against the Seattle Sounders today in a US Open Cup match that has been robbed of its interest by the increasingly common match up of the two sides in all competitions.

With both the Timbers and Sounders limited by injuries and call ups, tonight's match will be played out by sides full of players from T2 and S2, the USL squads of the respective sides, as well as a handful of bench players and depth pieces from the first team of both.

Diego Valeri

Timbers take troll game to the press box buffet

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No word on if any of the Flounder Three Ways is cooked on a wood-fired grill.

It's not often that Sounder at Heart will go around praising the Portland Timbers. Maybe the stuff that Diego Valeri does in his community, or Darlington Nagbe's personal story, gets a mention in our links posts. But this, this is different.

Portland Timbers Can’t Perform In 3-2 Loss to Minnesota United

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The Portland Timbers continued their run of four straight road losses, dropping a 3-2 result to last place Western Conference side Minnesota United. Diego Valeri notched his ninth goal of the season, but it was not enough to lift the Timbers out of their road funk.

Minnesota started the match with only two of the same starters that faced the Timbers back in the season opener and the difference was apparent.

Major League Soccer

Portland Timbers stadium expansion could net team owners $3 million more in tax breaks

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The Portland Timbers are teed up to get even larger tax break for their planned stadium expansion than the one the Portland City Council approved in May: an estimated $5 million in foregone ticket taxes, up from $2 million in the May deal. The city agreed to this in exchange for moving up the timeline for when the Timbers will again pay full rate.

Around The Forest: Tobin Heath wins Pro Female Athlete Of The Year at Oregon Sports Awards

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Christian Pulisic disses Bayern, FIFA is looking into some rule changes and more!

Portland:

Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath receives Female Professional Athlete of the Year Award at Oregon Sports Awards | Portland Timbers
Portland Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath was awarded the 2016-17 Harry Glickman Award for Female Professional Athlete of the Year as part of the Oregon Sports Awards presented by Nike, it was announced Sunday evening at the Oregon Sports Awards show held in Beaverton, Ore.

Around The Forest: Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

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Constructing an MLS roster, Justin Meram having a breakout season and more!

Portland:

Plugged In | Diego Chara's last picture taken and his most used app helps with restaurant chances | Portland Timbers
It's a busy world with apps, phones, music, books, video games and more. We talk with Portland Timbers winger, Diego Chara, about he uses when he's plugged in.

Around The Forest: Cyle Larin arrested on DUI charge

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Constructing an MLS roster, Justin Meram having a breakout season and more!

Portland:

Plugged In | Diego Chara's last picture taken and his most used app helps with restaurant chances | Portland Timbers
It's a busy world with apps, phones, music, books, video games and more. We talk with Portland Timbers winger, Diego Chara, about he uses when he's plugged in.

MLS Ticker: Schweinsteiger 'happy' to remain with Fire, Oyongo out remainder of season, and more

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It has been only four months since Bastian Schweinsteiger's arrival in Chicago as the Fire's latest designated player, and the former World Cup winner is already unsure if his future rests in MLS after the end of what has been a successful first season.

Colorado Rapids

Alan Gordon making the most of a bench role in Colorado

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Alan Gordon is on a bit of a hot streak.

The Colorado Rapids' backup forward has the winning goal in each of their last two games and both came in the dying minutes of the game. The first of them was a header against Columbus Crew in the 86th minute of play that barely snuck inside the far post.

Timber Cruise: Colorado Rapids 2, Portland Timbers 1

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For 45 minutes it looked like Saturday was going to be a day that we pointed to as a sign that the Timbers were ready to rejoin the MLS elite as a serious trophy contender.

Boy, did they put that notion to bed in a hurry.

After halftime on Saturday the Timbers were downright bad. There wasn't really any magical tactical shift or specific weakness that undid the Timbers on Saturday.

Late Gordon header lifts Rapids to win over Timbers

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Alan Gordon did it again.

The forward's knack for finding late goals gave the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 home victory over the Portland Timbers. It was the third straight MLS win for the Rapids and their fourth in a row at home.

Both sides traded quality chances in the opening quarter hour, but it was the Timbers striking first through Sebastian Blanco in the 17th minute.

Portland Timbers Run Down by Colorado Rapids in 2-1 Loss

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The Portland Timbers started off strong in today's away match against the Colorado Rapids, but fell apart in the second half to give the home side a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

Expecting a strong defensive performance from the Rapids, the Timbers found themselves on the back foot in the first minutes of the match.

Portland Timbers at Colorado Rapids: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [6:30]

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The Portland Timbers are back on the road and set to take on the Colorado Rapids at altitude. A win in Commerce City could move the short-handed Timbers back into the top spot in the Western Conference, but the Rapids are on a tear of their own and looking to escape the basement of the West.

Match Preview

"The Timbers are hardest hit along the back line, where injuries suffered last week by Roy Miller and Liam Ridgewell, in addition to the preseason loss of Gbenga Arokoyo, have left the Timbers with only Lawrence Olum, Amobi Okugo, and Rennico Clarke at center back.

U.S. Open Cup Draw: Time and livestream

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Sounders will face one of Republic, Earthquakes or Galaxy.

With the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup completely in the books, the Seattle Sounders will know their Round of 16 opponent shortly. U.S. Soccer has scheduled the draw for 8 a.m. on Thursday and it will be livestreamed on Facebook.

The Rest

Timbers vs. Sounders, recap: Clint Dempsey does it again

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94th minute equalizer saves point for Sounders.

PORTLAND, Ore. — There isn't a team in the world Clint Dempsey seems to take more joy in scoring against than the Portland Timbers. He did it again on Sunday, and this one may have stung the worst.

Dempsey's 94th minute header -- from a Roman Torres cross, no less — allowed the Seattle Sounders to escape with a point despite playing the entire second half down a man.

OPB: “Timber Jim: The Logger Mascot”

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Whether fans of the Portland Timbers know him for his time as the side's mascot, his efforts organizing volunteers, or even just as the man leading the stadium together in "You Are My Sunshine" at the 80th minute, there is no denying that Jim Serrill, Timber Jim, is a huge part of what makes the Timbers not just a team, but a community.

Sounders need to be more consistent on both sides of the pitch against Portland

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Head coach Brian Schmetzer thinks his team has played well, but they need to be better if they want to improve their season.

TUKWILA, Wash.—In the soccer world, there are pros and cons to the kind of fixture congestion that the Seattle Sounders are facing this week. Three matches in eight days is not ideal in terms of fatigue, travel, and general stress, but it does allow the team to get right back onto the pitch in an attempt to redeem themselves.

Danladi winner propels Minnesota United past Timbers

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Minnesota United rookie Abu Danladi endured a roller coaster evening on Wednesday, scoring an eventual winning goal and drawing a red card shortly after on a night that saw multiple red cards and own goals, as well as a big home win for the Loons.

Danladi scored the winning goal in the 64th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 3-2 victory at TCF Bank Stadium.

Portland Timbers at Minnesota United: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [5:00]

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The Portland Timbers are set to play their fourth game in twelve days as they stay on the road to face off against expansion side Minnesota United tonight. Now in a three-way tie for second place in the Western Conference, and within striking distance of a tie for first, three road points would go a long way toward keeping the Timbers near the top of the pack as they reach the halfway point of the 2017 season.

Concern over player-safety prompts time change in Sounders-Timbers game

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In order to avoid direct sunlight and inevitable safety concerns all parties agree to move match to the evening.

Temperatures in Portland are forecast to be in the 90s. The combination of direct sunlight, FieldTurf and stadium structure resulted in concern for player safety. MLS, ESPN, the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders agreed to move the match to 7:30 PM Pacific.

Breaking Through the Providence Park Expansion Confusion

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On Tuesday evening Jessica Floum at The Oregonian and OregonLive.com published a report under the headline "Portland Timbers stadium expansion could net team owners $3 million more in tax breaks." The opening sentence of Floum's report makes an eye-opening claim:

"The Portland Timbers are asking for an even larger break for their planned stadium expansion than the one the Portland City Council approved in May: an estimated $5 million in foregone ticket taxes, up from $2 million in the May deal.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 23

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Chris and Jamie return to discuss the Portland Timbers' strugglefest of a week, to recap the Portland Thorns' surprising loss to Sky Blue, and to look ahead to another three-game week in the Rose City.

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Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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This 4th Round US Open Cup match is available via YouTube and on Seattle radio.

Two ad hoc lineups will enter Starfire Stadium Tuesday night. Both the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers lack the depth to make up for injuries, international duty and fatigue; a total of 20 players were signed from their two USL sides.

Eleven T2 Players Called Up for The Cup

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You thought T2 was ineligible for the US Open Cup? Loophole!

First things first. Go listen to the most recent episode of Play The Kids. It's short (35 mins). I'll wait.

Now, let's get into it. The Portland Timbers have signed to short-term contracts (read: loaned up for a non-MLS-league game) a total of eleven (yes!