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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.

Cristian Roldan

Clint Dempsey not starting vs. Timbers

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This would have been his third game in eight days.

PORTLAND, Ore. — For one of the few times this year, the Seattle Sounders are using very close to their A-lineup ... with one very notable exception. Clint Dempsey will begin the match on the bench, with Cristian Roldan moving into the No.

2017 Gold Cup roster: Cristian Roldan earns first call-up

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Jordan Morris joins his best friend. Clint Dempsey is not on the initial release, but can be added in the knockout round.

As expected, the United States Gold Cup roster is mostly younger MLS players. Both Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan earned the nod from Bruce Arena. It will be Roldan's first opportunity to wear the red, white and blue with the senior side.

Seattle Sounders vs. New York City FC: Player ratings

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Cristian Roldan proved himself to be the best swimmer in this ugly road loss.

Losing 1-2 on the road to a good New York City FC team is not a complete failure, but the Seattle Sounders were frustrated with the final result after taking a lead into halftime. Seattle is a finesse team that likes to keep the ball, work intricate passes, and utilize wide areas.

Sounders' Roldan rising to challenge as potential USMNT call-up looms

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The next few weeks are vital for Cristian Roldan. Since his emergence throughout the Seattle Sounders' 2016 MLS Cup run, Roldan has long been trumpeted as one of the league's most underrated up-and-comers. Over the past several months, Roldan has all but fortified his spot in the heart of the team's midfield, becoming as vital a piece as any in the Sounders starting lineup.

Little mistakes doom Sounders in rain-filled loss to NYCFC

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Ozzie Alonso could barely recall a game quite as rain-soaked. There was a game in Cuba that sprung to mind many years ago, one impacted by downpours nearly as much as Saturday's. Cristian Roldan recalled a game in Los Angeles where he was drenched throughout the 90 minutes.

Cristian Roldan scores the opener at Yankee Stadium

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It might be wet, but our CR7 got it done

Despite fairly even game in awful conditions at Yankee Stadium, the Seattle Sounders were first to strike on the road today through midfielder Cristian Roldan. After some great work to start the play and some help from the rain, Roldan beat the defense to fire the ball past Sean Johnson to make it 1-0 in the 40th minute.

Major League Soccer

Andre Blake nominated for an ESPY

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The Philadelphia Union goalkeeper is up for MLS Player of the Year

Philadelphia Union and Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake is up for an ESPY for MLS Player of the Year. Voting started on June 21 and the award will be handed out on July 12 during the ESPYS. Blake is up against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, FC Dallas center back Matt Hedges, New York City FC forward David Villa, and New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips for the award.

Orlando City strikes at the death to earn road draw with Sounders

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SEATTLE Sometimes all it takes is a touch of class.

Orlando City was trailing 1-0, had been outplayed all night, and has struggled to find any kind of road result all season. Four minutes of stoppage time had all but evaporated.

But then there is Kaka.

Jorstian Mordan rocked The Newlywed Game

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Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan know each other about as well as most 20-something good friends.

That Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris have become good friends is now well-established fact among Seattle Sounders fans. Now, though, we have a better idea of just how close they are after MLSSoccer.

Villa scores 50th, 51st career MLS goals

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New York (AFP) – David Villa scored twice to lift New York City FC to a 2-1 win Saturday over the Seattle Sounders, becoming the fifth fastest player in MLS history to reach 50 career goals.

The reigning MLS MVP Villa needed just 78 games to score 50 goals as he leads all MLS players with 14 multi-goal games since he joined the league two years ago.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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Saturday's MLS action is an all-day affair.

Action begins at 1 p.m. as NYCFC faces off with the Seattle Sounders, kickstarting a long day on the MLS schedule. Saturday concludes with a late-night kickoff between the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, leaving plenty of options for the day's soccer viewing.

Orlando City SC

Seattle Sounders vs. Orlando City SC: Community player ratings form

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It's time to rate the draw that felt like a loss at home against Orlando.

Well, the Seattle Sounders let Orlando City stay in the game until the end, and sometimes that comes back to bite you. We don't need to rehash the final few minutes of the game, but we should rate the players based on their total performances.

Seattle Sounders vs. Orlando City SC: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"It feels like a loss. The guys put too much into the game to allow a couple silly lapses in concentration get us to that point." -Brian Schmetzer

What was looking like another 1-0 Sounders home win went downhill at the last minute, as Orlando City SC grabbed a goal on the last kick of the match to tie it up and snag a point at CenturyLink Field.

Orlando City

Will Bruin opens the scoring against Orlando

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A great pass by Lodeiro and an even better finish by Bruin

Wednesday's match between the Seattle Sounders and Orlando City was pretty even in the opening 20 minutes, but it was the home side that struck first at CenturyLink Field. Nicolas Lodeiro put in a killer ball from left midfield, and Will Bruin took advantage of a defensive slip by Jonathan Spector to grab the ball and fire it past Joe Bendik to make it 1-0 to Seattle in the 18th minute.

Sounders vs Orlando City, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Flip on JOEtv if you can't make it down to the stadium.

Seattle Sounders resume play at CenturyLink Field with a 7:30 PM midweek match against Orlando City. This match starts just 20 minutes after the Seattle Mariners game against the Detroit Tigers so you should plan for difficult traffic and parking hassles.

NYCFC

Villa brace pushes NYCFC to rain-soaked win over Sounders

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The rain stopped just about everything on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Routine passes fell short and players regularly soared across the grass like a child on a Slip N' Slide.

However, the rain simply couldn't stop David Villa and, ultimately, another NYCFC home win.

Soccer TV: NYCFC vs Seattle Sounders

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MLS is on the weekend soccer TV schedule with NYCFC playing Seattle at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. This weekend is also the start of the Confederations Cup, giving the world an early look at what next summer's World Cup will look like in Russia.

NYCFC vs Seattle Sounders at 1pm on ESPN.

The Rest

The sound of green thundered

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nos audietis in somniis | nos audietis in altum

Sounders FC were kind enough to invite some of the SB Nation crew to experience a different perspective at the Portland match in Seattle a few weeks ago. As part of that experience, we got a behind the scenes look at the press operations and other behind the scenes perspectives.

Instant Replay thinks that wasn’t a penalty

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On closer look Villa went down without contact.

Seattle Sounders fans may feel hard done once again by PRO. This time it came after Robert Sibiga called Oniel Fisher's tackle on David Villa a penalty in the 51' minute of their 2-1 defeat at the hands of New York City FC this past weekend.

The replays showed that Fisher got all ball and at worst, NYCFC should have received a corner kick.

Philadelphia Union U14s to face Seattle Sounders, San Jose Earthquakes and Crossfire Premier in showcase

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Games in Indiana kick off on Tuesday

The Philadelphia Union Academy U14 team will take on a pair of MLS academies and a third opponent from the west coast in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U14 Showcase this week in Indiana.

The U14s kick off the three-game set on Tuesday against Seattle Sounders at 4 p.

Seattle Sounders vs. New York City FC: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"Tonight was a tough match. They worked hard. It was a sloppy field, it wasn't easy to play so the mentality was there, we just need the soccer part to be a little better." -Brian Schmetzer

Well that was somewhat similar to a soccer match. The Seattle Sounders traveled to Yankee Stadium just in time for a torrential downpour that made their 2-1 defeat to New York City FC more a game of lucky and unlucky bounces and sloshes than anything else.

Jordan Morris disappointed at lack of playing time with USMNT

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The forward admits that with the team's quality at forward, it was understandable

Jordan Morris is back with the Seattle Sounders, prepping for the team's away match against New York City FC on Saturday. He, along with Clint Dempsey, had been called up to the US national team earlier in preparation for his country's two 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, missing two Sounders matches that he probably didn't need to miss.

Villanova recruit signs USL contract with Seattle Sounders

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Seattle Sounders announced the signing of Sam Rogers on Tuesday

Villanova University's loss is the Seattle Sounders gain.

Highly-rated center back Sam Rogers will forgo a partial scholarship to play college soccer at Villanova in order to sign a professional contract with Seattle Sounders FC 2.