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The Red Card Wedding: An Oral History

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Nos Audietis and Soccer Made in Portland combined to tell the story of the infamous U.S. Open Cup match.

June 16, 2015 is a date that will always bear special significance to Seattle Sounders fans, and to a lesser degree those of the Portland Timbers. That was the Cascadia rivals faced off at Starfire Soccer Stadium in a U.S. Open Cup match. More relevantly, it was the day Clint Dempsey lost his mind, the Sounders finished the match with just seven players on the pitch and the Timbers became the first road team to win a competitive match against the Sounders at Starfire.

We teamed up with Chris Rifer of Soccer Made in Portland and Stumptown Footy and FourFourTwo’s Richard Farley to tell the story of this fateful day through the people who experienced it first hand. We talked to Brad Evans, Lamar Neagle, Andy Rose, Ross Fletcher, Nat Borchers, Caleb Porter, Jack Jewsbury and referee Jeff Hosking.

Music credits via FreeMusicArchive.rg

Ketsa, “Look Up”
Ryan Little, “Traffic Jam”
Audiobinger, “Shot Me Down”
Ryan Little, “Say Something”
Audiobinger, “Rise and Shine”
Omura, “Future Perfect Continuous”