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Sounders vs. Portland Timbers: Highlights, stats and quotes

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Sounders lose at home for the first time in over a year.

Max Aquino / Sounder at Heart

The Seattle Sounders had a chance to take the top spot in the Western Conference when they hosted the Portland Timbers Sunday night. After the 2-1 defeat, the Sounders still remain one spot out of first.

Seattle had plenty of chances late in the first half to go into the break with a lead but the goal never came. They now have four days until they hit the pitch again when they host the San Jose Earthquakes.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 2

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Venue: CenturyLink Field

Referee: Ismail Elfath

Assistants: Cameron Blanchard, Mike Rottersman

Fourth Official: Alex Chilowicz

VAR: Jon Freemon

Attendance: Closed Door

Weather: 76 degrees and clear

SCORING SUMMARY

POR - Eryk Williamson (Diego Valeri) 9’

SEA - Kelvin Leerdam 42’

POR - Felipe Mora (Eryk Williamson) 83’

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

SEA - Cristian Roldan (caution) 45’ + 4’

POR - Jorge Villafana (caution) 49’

SEA - Will Bruin (caution) 76’

POR - Chris Duvall (caution) 79’

POR - Diego Chara (caution) 86’

POR - Eryk Williamson (caution) 90’

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Shane O’Neill (Handwalla Bwana 89’), Joevin Jones (Nouhou 81’); João Paulo, Jordy Delem (Will Bruin 62’), Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Jordan Morris (Miguel Ibarra 81’); Raúl Ruidíaz

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Xavier Arreaga, Alex Roldan, Josh Atencio, Justin Dhillon

Total shots: 15 (Ruidíaz/Leerdam, 3)

Shots on goal: 3 (Three players, 1)

Fouls: 17 (Delem, 4)

Offside: 2 (Morris/Ruidíaz, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Lodeiro, 9)

Saves: 3 (Frei, 3)

Portland Timbers - Steve Clark; Chris Duvall, Larrys Mabiala (Julio Cascante HT), Dario Zuparic, Jorge Villafana; Eryk Williamson, Diego Chara, Jeremy Ebobisse, Diego Valeri (Bill Tuiloma 88’), Sebastian Blanco (Marvin Loria 5’, Yimmi Chara 70’); Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Felipe Mora 70’)

Substitutes not used: Alijaz Ivacic, Marco Farfan, Andy Polo, Cristhian Paredes

Total shots: 8 (Cascante, 2)

Shots on goal: 5 (Five players, 1)

Fouls: 19 (D. Chara, 5)

Offside: 1 (D. Chara, 1)

Corner-kicks: 5 (Valeri, 4)

Saves: 2 (Clark, 2)

Press Conference: Brian Schmetzer post-match vs Portland Timbers

Press Conference: Kelvin Leerdam and Cristian Roldan post-match vs Portland Timbers