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  • April 5, 2014
  • • 15:00
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 20814

Live Commentary

  • That's all she wrote, but what a work it was! Surely a classic Portland-Seattle matchup, plenty to talk about. The Timbers finally found their offense, but Clint Dempsey matched it with a hat trick for Seattle. If you're so inclined, feel free to follow @usarsnl on twitter. I'm Keith Hickey, thanks for following!
  • 90'
    Portland corner late in stoppage time... results in nothing, and the whistle goes.
  • 90'
    Deflected wide! Another Seattle shot goes past the post!
  • 90'
    SAVE! Dempsey strikes it hard and low, and Weber is grateful to pounce and hold on.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionWill Johnson Steve Zakuani
  • 87'
    Penalty GoalClint Dempsey
  • 87'
  • 86'
    Penalty! Yedlin is taken down in the box with a slifing challenge.
  • 85'
    SubstitutionDarlington Nagbe Ben Zemanski
  • 85'
    GoalClint Dempsey
  • 85'
    Seattle pulls within one! Dempsey slides in on a cross and buries it!
  • 84'
    SubstitutionMaximiliano Urruti Frédéric Piquionne
  • 80'
    Dempsey collects a ball 20 yards from goal and his shot off the turn is just wide.
  • 78'
    The Sounders have a few looks at goal blocked, with Clint Dempsey's wide effort the most promising in a chaotic few seconds for the Portland defense.
  • 74'
    Nagbe cuts inside and gets a shot off. It's blocked, and he's checked pretty hard by a handful of Sounders defenders.
  • 71'
    Yellow CardDeAndre Yedlin
  • 71'
    Another Timbers shot goes wide, this time it's Will Johnson who sees an effort deflected.
  • 70'
    Yedlin lucky to get away with only a yellow after sliding in hard on Darlington Nagbe.
  • 69'
    Leo Gonzalez comes down the left and crosses, but it's dealt with easily by the Portland center backs.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionMicheal Azira M. Pappa
  • 65'
    Yellow CardNorberto Paparatto
  • 65'
    Save on the line! Valeri's corner is headed towards goal by Paparatto, hits the crossbar and almost falls into goal, but Yedlin is there to head away.
  • 62'
    Anibaba gives the ball away in midfield, and Urruti almost makes it five, charging down the center and bending a shot just past the far post.
  • 60'
    SubstitutionKenny Cooper Lamar Neagle
  • 60'
    He made some contributions on offense, but Jalil Anibaba is a defender first, and he's looked painfully poor tonight. At fault for at least two, maybe three goals.
  • 57'
    GoalMaximiliano Urruti
  • 57'
    Portland scores again! Urruti comes in from the left and curls a shot across goal from the edge of the area. Seattle is firmly on the back foot now.
  • 56'
    ANOTHER HAMMER FROM CHARA! 3-2! Seattle steps off, steps off, steps off and Chara blasts it from distance again to give Portland the lead
  • 55'
    GoalDiego Ferney Chará
  • 54'
    Michael Harrington cuts in wide from the left and has a great chance, but pulls his shot wide of the near post.
  • 54'
    Michael Harrington cuts in wide from the left and has a great chance, but pulls his shot wide of the near post.
  • 53'
    Seattle free kick in a dangerous area, but it's headed away by Kah.
  • 52'
    Anibaba has a crack from 15 yards out. The shot is blocked by his own teammates, Martins, and rolls slowly wide.
  • 50'
    Yellow CardDiego Ferney Chará
  • 49'
    Some good defensive play by Papratto, which he immediately ruins with a sloppy pass in front of his own area.
  • 46'
    No changes as the second half gets underway.
  • Halftime. What a game so far! We're hearing Darlington Nagbe's hamstring may force him off, and Diego Valeri might need a sub as well. It's going to be an interesting second half.
  • 45' + 1'
    Kah gives away a free kick by blocking a cross with his hand wide of the box. Pineda sends it in, and it's headed off the post and wide by Chad Marshall.
  • 45'
    Valeri was on the ground for a while there, clutching his knee, and he's helped off the field. That's got to worry Caleb Porter and the Timbers faithful.
  • 42'
    Chara forces a giveaway in midfield, Valeri collects and picks out Urruti's wide run, but Urruti's shot goes across the goalmouth and just past the post.
  • 39'
    A great save by Weber stops a header from finding the bottom corner of the net.
  • 36'
    A weak pass from Johnson gives the ball up on the wing near his own 18-yard box, but Obafemi Martins' shot is blocked almost immediately
  • 35'
    Yellow CardWill Johnson
  • 35'
    And there's a booking for Johnson, who hauls Osvaldo Alonso to the ground from behind.
  • 33'
    Yellow CardPa-Modou Kah
  • 33'
    It's getting chippy in midfeild an Pa Modou Kah picks up a yellow.
  • 29'
    Yellow CardG. Pineda
  • 26'
    Timbers corner. It's played low and hard, and running into the box, Paparatto goes just wide of the near post.
  • 24'
    GoalClint Dempsey
  • 24'
    Another goal! The Timbers defense falls asleep, allows Obafemi Martins to receive the ball, turn, and pick out Clint Dempsey unmarked in front of net, and he makes no mistake.
  • 22'
    Diego Valeri's free kick hits the wall and is headed away by Obafemi Martins. Yedlin picks it up and releases Martins on the counter.
  • 14'
    GoalDiego Valeri
  • 14'
    Portland takes the lead! Valeri takes a short cross with his back to goal, turns and finishes. Portland takes a lead for the first time in 2014!
  • 11'
    Fingertip save from Weber! We have a game going on here, folks.
  • 9'
    GoalDiego Ferney Chará
  • 9'
    I spoke too soon! Diego Chara charges down Gonzalo Pineda to force a turnover in a dangerous area and absolutely blasts one past Frei from 20-some yards out.
  • 8'
    Urruti and Anibaba battle for a ball over the top into the box, but Frei comes out and scoops it up. Seattle is having no problems at the moment dealing with the Timbers.
  • 6'
    Portland has a free kick, and Will Johnson curls it around the far post, high and wide of Paparatto.
  • 5'
    Yellow CardMicheal Azira
  • 3'
    GoalKenny Cooper
  • 3'
    Corner for Seattle after a half-chance is deflected wide... GOAL! Jalil Anibaba is unmarked on the back post, one-times it back in, and Cooper roofs it!
  • 1'
    Portland attacking from the off, and Max Urruti can't quite get hold of Will Johnson's through ball into the box.
  • With Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts suspended and the Timbers looking toothless so far this season, Sigi Schmid has gone all-out in attack, starting Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey and Kenny Cooper. That Portland midfield will have to look a lot more like it did in 2013 if the home team is going to deny that group chances.
  • Welcome, soccer fans! The sky is gray, the field is green, and the bacon is covered in chocolate. I'm Goal USA editor and Cascadia columnist Keith Hickey, and I'm your man on the scene as the Portland Timbers host the Seattle Sounders
  • For Seattle. Frei in goal, Anibaba, Marshall, Yedlin and Gonzalez at the back. Alonso, Pineda, Azira across the midfield, with Dempsey, Cooper and Martins all up front.
  • Let's look at the lineups real quick. For Portland: Weber in goal, Powell, Paparatto, Kah and Harrington across the back. Johnson, Chara and Valeri make up the midfield with Nagbe, Urruti and Alhassan up top.
  • Our man Keith Hickey will be with you shortly to walk you through the game. The players are still going through their warmups, so we've got a few minutes left before kick.
  • Welcome in to Goal USA's MLS game of the week between Portland and Seattle.