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Sounders win for the fourth time in five trips to Portland.

The Seattle Sounders are making quite a habit of beating the Portland Timbers on the road (let’s ignore, for now, their recent home record against their regional rivals). Sunday’s win marked the fourth time in their last five trips to Providence Park that the Sounders have headed home with three points. To put that in perspective, the Sounders only won two of their first 10 matches there.

The difference in this one was effectively from the penalty spot, where Diego Valeri missed his and Raúl Ruidíaz converted. Either way, the Sounders move back atop the Supporters’ Shield standings with 10 points through four matches. That ties the franchise record for best start through four games with the start to the 2019 season, when the Sounders actually started 5-0-1.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Portland Timbers 1

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Venue: Providence Park

Referee: Chris Penso

Assistants: Ian Anderson, Eric Weisbrod

Fourth Official: Elijio Arreguin

VAR: Edvin Jurisevic

Weather: 63 and cloudy

SCORING SUMMARY

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (penalty) 63’

SEA – Fredy Montero (João Paulo) 81’

POR – Bill Tuiloma 90’+4’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

POR – Marvin Loria (caution) 21’

SEA – Nouhou (caution) 17’

SEA – Jordy Delem (caution) 90’+3’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Shane O’Neill, Nouhou. Brad Smith (Xavier Arreaga 81’); João Paulo (Danny Leyva 90’), Kelyn Rowe (Jordy Delem 72’), Cristian Roldan; Will Bruin (Fredy Montero 72’), Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Spencer Richey, Ethan Dobbelaere, Jimmy Medranda

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 13

Corner-kicks: 4

Saves: 3

Portland Timbers – Jeff Attinella (Hunter Sulte 68’); Josecarlos Van Rankin, Larrys Mabiala (Bill Tuiloma 15’), Dario Zuparic, Claudio Bravo; Diego Chara, Eryk Williamson, Marvin Loria (Andy Polo 67’), Diego Valeri (Dairon Asprilla 60’), Yimmi Chara; Jeremy Ebobisse (Felipe Mora 60’)

Substitutes not used: Pablo Bonilla, Renzo Zambrano, Zachery McGraw, Blake Bodily

Total shots: 11

Shots on goal: 4

Fouls: 15

Corner-kicks: 7

Saves: 2