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Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, Desert Friendlies: Highlights, stats and quotes

The Sounders staff (and the fans) got a better look at how the squad is taking shape in 2017.

MLS: Desert Friendlies-Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Sounders played their first match of the 2017 preseason, and that’s exactly what it looked like. A mixed squad with plenty of new players got up to real game speed and got to know each other better, all while putting in a respectable performance against the Timbers. Sure, defensive errors and missed passes were common, but there was also strong individual play at times, and Harry Shipp officially put the ball in the back of the net for the first time as a Sounder.

Most importantly, the coaching staff got a better look at the crew of draftees, trialists and academy kids who filled out the roster, especially in the second half.


Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 1

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Kino North Stadium

Weather: 59 degrees and partly cloudy


POR - Fanendo Adi(Diego Valeri) 17'

SEA - Harry Shipp (penalty) 71'


SEA - Dominic Oduro (caution) 16'

POR - Diego Chara (caution) 25'


Seattle Sounders FC

First Half Lineup - Tyler Miller; Dominic Oduro, Gale Agbossoumonde, Tony Alfaro, Joevin Jones; Gustav Svensson, Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey, Alvaro Fernandez; Will Bruin

Second Half Lineup - Tyler Miller; Lorenzo Ramos, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Jake Stovall, Nouhou Tolo; Harry Shipp (Jake Morris 79'), Henry Wingo, Shandon Hopeau, Zach Mathers, Seyi Adekoya; Irvin Parra

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 7

Corner-kicks: 9

Saves: 5

Portland Timbers

First Half Lineup - Jake Gleeson; Chance Myers, Rennico Clarke, Liam Ridgewell, Vytas Andriuskevičius; David Guzmán, Diego Chara, Dairon Asprilla, Diego Valeri, Darren Mattocks; Fanendo Adi

Second Half Lineup - Jeff Attinella; Jhamir Ordain, Lawrence Olum, Amobi Okugo, Zarek Valentin, Freddy Adu, Ben Zemanski, Andre Lewis (Lamar Batista 78'), Victor Arboleda, Ryan Johnson (Augustine Williams 78'), Jack McInerney

Total shots: 7

Shots on goal: 5

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 6

Post-Match Audio

Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer:

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey:

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller:

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