Watching the highlights or the full match you can see a team that changed its entire demeanor in the second half. Starting the final 45 minutes Seattle Sounders 2 was down a goal to the team almost certain to be their biggest rival. That changed in minutes when Andy Craven drew a penalty and Pablo Rossi finished it. Just prior to the 90th minute Craven hooked up with a brilliant run by Giuliano Frano and Frano netted the winner.
Here's Andy Craven talking about the game.
Below are the stats from the match and the Player Ratings form.
Seattle Sounders FC 2 |2 - 1| Portland Timbers 2
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Venue: Starfire Stadium
Referee: Chipalo Street
Assistants: Joshua Haimes, Andrew Deuker
Fourth Official: Andrew Marihart
Weather: Mostly Cloudy and 50 degrees
POR - Harrison Delbridge (Blair Gavin) 30'
SEA - Pablo Rossi (penalty) 47'
SEA - Giuliano Frano (Andy Craven) 88'
POR - Tim Payne (caution) 51'
SEA - Giuliano Frano (caution) 74'
POR - Rundell Winchester (caution) 90'
LINEUPS & STATS
Seattle Sounders FC 2- Charlie Lyon; Aaron Long, Nicholas Miele, Jimmy Ockford, Andres Correa (Oalex Anderson, 86'); Andy Craven, Amadou Sanyang, Giuliano Frano, Duncan McCormick (Qudus Lawal, 76'); Pablo Rossi (Lorenzo Ramos, 90'), Darwin Jones (Oniel Fisher, 60')
Substitutes not used: RJ Noll, Kasey French, Damion Lowe
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 3
Timbers 2 - Jake Gleeson; Andy Thoma, Harrison Delbridge, Anthony Manning, Taylor Peay; Nic Besler (Steven Evans, 64'), Tim Payne, Blaire Gavin, Fatawu; Karlton Belmar, Rundell Winchester
Substitutes not used: Justin Luthy, Seth Carlisle, Matt David Rose, Shilo Tshuma
Total shots: 8
Shots on goal: 2
Player Ratings Form
A reminder of the scale;
0 or blank - player did not play enough to judge
1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star
10 - MVP quality performance
This same scale will be used for competitive matches of both Sounders FC and S2.