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September 15, 2012 3:45 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ R. Salazar‎
Attendance:‬ 20438‎
 

Portland Timbers 1-1 Seattle Sounders FC: Wallace header preserves draw

A late Rodney Wallace header gave Portland some respite during a down season, salvaging a draw against local rival Seattle.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Fredy Montero, Seattle Sounders FC, MLS
Steve Dykes
The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC drew 1-1 in a Saturday afternoon MLS game. The result leaves Seattle second with Portland still tethered to the basement of the Western Conference (though now equal on points with Chivas USA).

A collision meant Donovan Ricketts had to go off injured in the 57th minute, replaced by Joe Bendik. Sounders FC exploited the situation ruthlessly a minute later. Fredy Montero latched onto a Michael Gspurning clearance in the box and surprised Bendik with a quick half-volley around his marker. Despite the Colombian's awkward body shape -- he was facing the sideline -- the ball dipped just under the crossbeam to open the scoring.

It was Gspurning's first-ever MLS assist.

The Timbers equalized with less than 15 minutes remaining. Jack Jewsbury floated a cross into the box, where Rodney Wallace powered a header on frame. A combination of Gspurning and Leo Gonzalez couldn't keep the ball out and it bounced across the line.

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Portland Timbers

1
Donovan Ricketts
Goalkeeper
57′
 - 
18
David Horst
Defender
 - 
27
Kosuke Kimura
Defender
 - 
-
H. Mosquera
Defender
 - 
11
Salvatore Zizzo
Midfielder
83′
 - 
-
F. Songo'o
Midfielder
72′
 - 
13
Jack Jewsbury
Defender
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
7
Bright Dike
Striker
 - 
22
Rodney Wallace
Defender
78′
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
81
 - 
5
 - 
12
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
34
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
78′
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
70′
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
 - 
17

Substitutes

12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
57′
 - 
98
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
83′
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
 - 
11
Michael Fucito
Midfielder
 - 
9
Kris Boyd
Striker
 - 
55
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
29
Josh Ford
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
78′
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
7
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • 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
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1