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Sounders vs. Timbers: data nuggets

Did you know that Seattle Sounders FC have outscored the Portland Timbers in MLS matches at Providence Park? The two sides are 2-2-2 with Sounders scoring 13 times and Portland only 12.

Seattle is the better team in run-of-play scoring and in the final 30 minutes.

Team Run of Play Dead Ball Rebounds/PKs Final 30 mins
Timbers 2 -1 -2 0
Sounders 7 -1 3 6

In those final 30 minutes Portland matches are quite active. A total of 22 goals of their 36 goals for/against come in that stretch. For Seattle it is only 14 of 37.

Caleb Porter's side allowed 2 or more goals five times. Sigi Schmid's team allowed 2 or more goals only 3 times. Both teams are 17 games into their MLS seasons.

The Timbers last lost at home on April 12th. The Sounders last won on the road on May 16th.

All previous data from the game notes.

Per WhoScored both sides are above 50% possession. Seattle holds the ball 53.6% of time. Portland is at 51.7%. Both are in the top five in the league. The two teams are also ranked 3rd (SSFC) and 4th (PTFC) in pass completion.

From American Soccer Analysis, the Sounders are +0.28 xGD per match and the Timbers are +0.10.