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  • July 10, 2011
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • Providence Park, Portland, Oregon
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 18627

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    Game over. Seattle gets the win.
  • 90' + 2'
    Chara!!!... no, saved by Keller.
  • 90'
    Four minutes of stoppage.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionF. Montero Pat Noonan
  • 88'
    Nearly a fourth for Seattle. Montero so close to finishing it off with his third. Perkins.. what a save.
  • 84'
    Good chance for Portland, blown just over the top.
  • 83'
    Penalty Goal Osvaldo Alonso
  • 83'
    Alonso... GOAL!!, 3-2 in favor of Seattle. Five goals in the half.
  • 81'
    Red Card Eric Brunner
  • 81'
    And another new development, Neagle just got brought down in the box and Seattle has a penalty now.
  • 80'
    Time running down, 10 minutes to go. Neither side ready to cash it in yet. Some real shots being delivered between players down there.
  • 78'
    Yellow Card Mauro Damián Rosales
  • 76'
    Great second half. Four goals split evenly, and rather than trying to hold on for the draw, Portland throws Kenny Cooper on.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionJ. Perlaza Kenny Cooper
  • 74'
    Goal F. Montero
  • 74'
    And Seattle answers. Montero again. Great build to it. Cross to Rosales, placed back across to Montero's feet.
  • 70'
    Great job from Chara to break out after the corner was pushed away. Held off a couple of challenges and pushed a great ball forward, setting the table for the goal.
  • 69'
    Goal J. Perlaza
  • 69'
    And Seattle's corner turns into a goal for Portland. Quick transition, break is on, deflection on the shot from Perlaza takes it past Keller.
  • 69'
    Corner for Seattle. Third of the night for the Sounders.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionÁ. Fernández Lamar Neagle
  • 65'
    All action here in the second frame. Montero looks sharp, Alonso picked up a card, plenty of tough tackles and both teams looking to run forward quickly when they touch the ball.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionDarlington Nagbe Salvatore Zizzo
  • 63'
    Yellow Card Osvaldo Alonso
  • 62'
    Perkins came up big there. Montero with another run in and has a go from close range, kind of a poke at the ball really as he ran in, Perkins off his line quickly and cuts the angle to make the save.
  • 61'
    And, predictably, it's starting to get a bit edgy out there.
  • 58'
    Yellow Card F. Montero
  • 57'
    SubstitutionJhon Kennedy Hurtado Patrick Ianni
  • 57'
    Goal F. Montero
  • 57'
    Goal from Montero on the free kick. Great strike, curled in nicely. Perkins never had a chance at it.
  • 56'
    Yellow Card James Marcelin
  • 56'
    Terrible tackle from behind on Montero. No danger of injury, but not pretty from Marcelin who picks up the booking.
  • 53'
    Match has picked up greatly in terms of energy. Bad news for Seattle though, Hurtado is down on the pitch after a clash on a 50/50. Grabbed his knee going down, doesn't look good.
  • 50'
    Great start to the half. The goal should open up this match a bit and it certainly needed to be opened up.
  • 47'
    That has been termed an own-goal I think. But more to the point, Seattle is already back down at the other end trying to get it back.
  • 46'
    Own Goal Jeff Parke
  • 46'
    Back underway and before we can even make the post to the site we've got a goal. Portland on the board less than a minute in and it looks so easy some times.
  • Tame first half. No goals, a few good moments along the way, but nothing to write home about.
  • 45'
    One minute added on. Looks like this will go to the break level.
  • 43'
    Half coming to a rather soft ending here. Pace has slowed down a bit and neither team really doing much.
  • 39'
    Great ball in from Friberg splits the Portland defense and sets up the best chance of the day for either side. Troy Perkins came up big in the Timber's net.
  • 35'
    Better from both sides in the last few minutes. Good attacking play, some chances opening up. Portland from the corner forced some good defending and won another corner.
  • 33'
    Wallace, great ball in from the corner, Portland can't do much with it.
  • 31'
    Break on for Seattle, Levesque should have gone alone, cuts it back, Montero gets a shot blocked, Portland kills off the danger.
  • 28'
    And now it's Montero with a hit of his own after short juggling act, left footer shoots wide of goal.
  • 27'
    Good ball from Montero opens up Rosales on the right. Probably should have cut it back to the middle but decided to have a go and flashed it high of the mark.
  • 24'
    More play in the middle of the park. Not really a lot of goal-mouth action right now.
  • 19'
    Seattle has more of the ball now, trying to calm the game down. Marcelin steps in and wins it for Portland. Seattle gets it back and breaks forward. Some good action going on.
  • 16'
    Seattle sloppy at the back, Portland had a break it seemed, but a slip near the box killed it off. Still, Seattle will have to be better.
  • 13'
    Portland looking good here early. Not that either side has really had much impact so far, but the Timbers are certainly getting more of the ball and seeing more of Seattle's end of the pitch.
  • 10'
    Dangerous delivery from Jewsbury on the free kick, Sounders get it clear.
  • 7'
    Another good ball in, Levesque getting on the end of it with his head, not on frame but he certainly looks dangerous in the early going.
  • 5'
    Foul on Portland. First dangerous point of the game, Montero with a good interchange, helps put pressure on Portland's back line.
  • 3'
    Lively start to the match. The Portland fans are coming across as loud and very much behind their team. Not much in the way of action yet as both teams are feeling out the match.
  • Match under way. Seattle in the brightest jerseys of all time. Portland in the dark green.
  • Portland and Seattle ready to face off in a major clash of Northwestern rivals. The Sounders and Timbers renew one of the best and oldest rivalries in U.S. soccer. Allen Ramsey here to take you through all the action as it happens.