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Sounders Stomp Timbers, Restore Natural Order

The Seattle Sounders got the win they desperately needed against the Portland Timbers, and after securing the win continued to beat their rivals into submission. There was only one team on the pitch anywhere near deserving of a win, and if this evening's performance is indicative of the Sounders' current form, the playoffs may well hold some intrigue just yet.

Nothing was in doubt from the moment the Sounders got onto the board, and the three points earned tonight put Seattle ahead of the LA Galaxy (with a game in hand) and just two points behind Real Salt Lake (with a game in hand on the second place side as well.) Perhaps more importantly, Seattle showed the ability to fully dominate a lesser side from beginning to end, which bodes well with the playoffs right around the corner.

If nothing else, Seattle has something off of which to build heading into the playoffs. At no point did it appear as though the Timbers belonged on the same pitch as the Sounders; if Seattle can transfer that kind of swagger and dominance to the postseason, special things may happen. In any case, it was the clearest signal that has been sent by the Sounders to this point; Seattle rules Cascadia, and it's going to take a whole lot to alter that reality.


Sounders Crush Timbers - Take 3rd In West

Stories aren't often written where you have to count on one antagonist to succeed while the other antagonist fails and the protagonist sits aside and waits for that contest to resolve. That is exactly the tale that must take place for the Sounders to win the Cascadia Cup.


Cascadia Cup Defense Gamethread

Join the community as we discuss the tactics, the players, the stats and the game itself.


Scouting Report: Defending the Cup

A tactical preview of the third match agains the Portland Timbers, and the one (again) that could determine the winner of the Cascadia Cup.

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