Sounders v Timbers - Portland Week: Part Deuce

Portland at Seattle was already going to be a big deal. Add in a little Clint Dempsey, about 68 thousand fans and the rare time that the Timbers are ahead of the Sounders in the standings and you get national TV gold and three points. Prepare, support, react.

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The Possession Drug

There are many different ways to play the soccer. Portland clearly values possession. Montreal is a defend and counter squad. Some play stop-start soccer ball. All of these have weaknesses. The Timbers possession drug showed just how problematic that can be.

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EJ heads us into Cascadia Cup lead. (Animated)

This was three points Seattle Sounders FC had to have. At home in front of third largest soccer crowd in the world for the weekend, Seattle was playing against their biggest rivals Portland Timbers in round two of the Cascadia Cup match ups.

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Sounders vs. Timbers: Highlights, stats, quotes

The Sounders managed to out pass and out possess one of the teams that takes great pride in their ability to do just that.

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Gspurning, Johnson lead Sounders past Timbers

Goals were in the offering early, but it took a mid-second half Eddie Johnson header to put Seattle ahead on the match.

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Sounders v Timbers - Gamethread

It's a game that turns the nation's eyes to you. At 7 PM Pacific, ESPN2 turns on as Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers FC take the pitch in front of a record crowd. Victory will put one team in the driver's seat of the Cascadia Cup as well as a strong position in the West.

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Every Seattle Cascadia Cup Goal

A masterpiece from Likkit accompanied by Soundgarden's "Loud Love"

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Brougham Block Party has Keller serving beverages

Brougham Block Party kicks off at Fuel: 2:00 pm Kasey Keller tending bar at the Brougham Block Party: 4:00pm-4:45pm Close Tabs, and Assemble for the March: 5:45pm

ECS is raising the bar with the Block Party Spend some time with the Faithful today, then March.
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Martins' deemed 'game-time decision' for Sounders

Osvaldo Alonso, Djimi Traore and Eddie Johnson all expected to be able to start vs. Timbers.

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Scouting Report: How to beat the Timbers

This companion story to the How to beat the Sounders is written by Michael Orr of Stumptown Footy and Soccer Made in PDX fame.

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Zemanski, Johnson don't train

Jewsbury does though. Today Sigi thought that Will Johnson is likely to start in place of Chara (suspended).

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Sounders v Timbers - Three Questions, the game

The first three questions were a review of how the two clubs got to this point in the season. This one focuses on the game at hand.

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Scouting Report: How to Beat the Sounders

Wherein I break down how I'd try to beat the Sounders and put the Timbers firmly atop the Cascadia Cup standings, if that was the sort of thing I'd actually want to happen.

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Sounders v Timbers - Three Questions, the season

There will be two rounds of Three Questions. The first focuses on how the teams have changed since their last meeting.

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Seattle v Portland Hype Video

We were watching. Sunday be heard.

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We've been watching and we're jealous

Since the early days of my soccer fandom I've been waiting to experience a true derby, in person, among the fans. On Sunday my dream will finally come as I will be in attendance as the Sounders host the Timbers.

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A visual, by the numbers comparison, of our rival cities

A fun little comparison, we "win" in a few categories, while they probably "win" in a few others.

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