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Played
August 25, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 67385‎
 
 

Seattle Sounders FC 1-0 Portland Timbers: Johnson hits winner for Sounders

Eddie Johnson provided the winner as Seattle topped Portland on Clint Dempsey's home debut.

Eddie Johnson, Seattle Sounders FC, MLS
Otto Greule Jr
A 60th-minute Eddie Johnson headed goal was enough for the Seattle Sounders to see off the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Sunday night.

The goal came from a free kick won by Johnson after being slipped through by Lamar Neagle. Mauro Rosales provided the service and Johnson's glancing header found the corner for the only goal of the night.

The match was also the home debut for Clint Dempsey, and the crowd of 67,385 was the second largest for a stand-alone MLS match ever.

The win leaves the Sounders level on points with FC Dallas and ahead on the tiebreaker, moving the Sounders into the last playoff spot in the West with the club still holding at least two games in hand on the rest of the conference.


Seattle Sounders FC

81
Michael Gspurning
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
 - 
17
DeAndre Yedlin
Defender
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
34
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
 - 
7
Eddie Johnson
Striker
60′ 92′
 - 
21
Shalrie Joseph
Midfielder
57′
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
90′
 - 
2
Clint Dempsey
Striker
 - 

Portland Timbers

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1
 - 
5
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23
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-
 - 
44
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
 - 
13
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
 - 
6
 - 
22
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Substitutes

24
 - 
6
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
18
 - 
22
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
57′
 - 
17
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Substitutes

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-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
31
 - 
11
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
86′
 - 
15
Steven Evans
Midfielder
 - 
20

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
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  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2