This week in Sounders gifs: Seattle masters cascadian rivals. (Animated)

Marco Pappa puts the game out of reach while the ECS celebrates

It's a good week to be a Sounder. Starting with a US Open Cup quarterfinal win on Wednesday, the Seattle Sounders capped it off with a second victory against the Portland Timbers as the two matched up in MLS play Sunday night. After a first half that played to a virtual stalemate, the Sounders came out firing in the second half. Obafemi Martins was substituted in and immediately sparked the Seattle offense. Clint Dempsey picked up where he left off before the World Cup by scoring the game winner and Marco Pappa put the game out of reach with a late goal. The win pushes Seattle to 38 points and and a lead of 7 in the Supporter's Shield race. The loss leaves Portland just asking more questions.

Stephen Frei denies Steve Zakuani and then stops the Adi follow-up with some part of his upper body (Adi was called for offsides on the play):

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Gonzalo Pineda has his header saved by Donovan Ricketts:

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The Sounders put together a 28 pass sequence that ended with a chance on goal by Lamar Neagle, and it most likely was at least 29 passes since the broadcast doesn't show a portion from the goal kick to when it starts. Check the video embed:

Osvaldo Alonso lines up and almost gets to his bicycle kick attempt:

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Clint Dempsey tries to redirect the Zach Scott header into goal:

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Clint Dempsey scores:

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CLINT DEMPSEY:

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CLIIIIIINT DEMPSEEEEEEY:

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DOOOOOOOOOOCE!

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YOU CAN'T SEE ME!

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Lamar Neagle has a close chance:

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And then another one. Both set up by Obafemi Martins:

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Marco Pappa can't quite get it past Ricketts:

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Pappa perseverance puts points in the plus column:

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Pappa shot does something cool:

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Pappa made Oba happy and that makes everyone want to hug:

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Pineda and Dempsey try some sh*t:

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Pineda had a BLUE TONGUE:

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Deandre Yedlin is having some fun:

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Everyone HUG OBA:

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