Despite an equalizer by Portland in the first half, the Sounders came roaring into the second half. Not long after Aaron Kovar had a nice chance saved by the goalkeeper, Felix Chenkam’s hard work in the box forced a handball by a Portland defender, earning his team a penalty. Zach Mathers left no doubt, putting his kick down the middle to make it 2-1.
Mathers leaves no doubt, rolls it in the back of the net to put the Sounders up a goal in the second half pic.twitter.com/pARj4PscXk— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) June 14, 2017
There was a bit of controversy about the penalty, as the Timbers announcer seemed to think there should have been a foul called on Irvin Parra. The replay doesn’t show much.
Doesn't look like much contact before penalty. pic.twitter.com/tAjD9JePyo— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) June 14, 2017