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  • November 2, 2013
  • • 10:00 PM
  • • CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 38507
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Live Commentary

  • Final score, Sounders 1, Timbers 2
  • 90'
    Goal Osvaldo Alonso
  • 90'
    Dempsey with a header that goes right to Ricketts.
  • 90'
    Four minutes of stoppage time. Seattle looking for that equalizer
  • 90'
    Assist Shalrie Joseph
  • 90'
    Shalrie Joseph with the ball that found Alonso for that goal.
  • 90'
    Osvaldo Alonso with the VITAL goal to give Seattle some hope heading into the second leg in Portland.
  • 90'
    Goal Osvaldo Alonso
  • 87'
    Clint Dempsey comes oh so close with a flashing header, but his shot hits the crossbar. Sounders still trailing 2-0
  • 85'
    Substitution A. Valencia Ryan Johnson
  • 84'
    Substitution L. González Marc Burch
  • 84'
    Yellow Card Ben Zemanski
  • 84'
    Substitution Marc Burch Leonardo González
  • 84'
    Yellow Card Ben Zemanski
  • 84'
    Timbers in control, Seattle not mounting much of a threat
  • 83'
    Substitution Ryan Johnson A. Valencia
  • 77'
    Substitution Adam Moffat Shalrie Joseph
  • 77'
    Substitution Shalrie Joseph Adam Moffat
  • 75'
    MISS!! Clint Dempsey with a look right in front of goal, but he pulls it wide. Golden chance wasted.
  • 73'
    Substitution Darlington Nagbe Ben Zemanski
  • 73'
    Substitution Ben Zemanski Darlington Nagbe
  • 67'
    Goal Darlington Nagbe
  • 67'
    Assist Kalif Alhassan
  • 67'
    Goal Darlington Nagbe
  • 67'
    GOAL Timbers!! Nagbe with the perfect touch and finish, Alhassan with the assist
  • 63'
    Substitution Zach Scott Mauro Rosales
  • 62'
    Valeri gave Portland plenty, but he's nursing a groin injury. Alhassan's fresh legs should help the Timbers. As for Seattle, getting Rosales in for Scott should boost the attack, with Evans moving to right back.
  • 62'
    Substitution Mauro Rosales Zach Scott
  • 61'
    Substitution Diego Valeri Kalif Alhassan
  • 61'
    Substitution Kalif Alhassan Diego Valeri
  • 60'
    Still 1-0 Timbers. Sounders continue to have the bulk of possession but haven't tested Ricketts this half.
  • 48'
    Second half is underway. No subs for either team
  • 47'
    Yellow Card Lamar Neagle
  • 47'
    Yellow Card Lamar Neagle
    Lamar Neagle yellow, his second of the playoffs, means he'll miss the second leg in Portland.
  • Timbers leading 1-0. Sounders had plenty of the ball, and a ton of corners and free kicks, but only really tested Ricketts once, and the big Jamaican answered with a stunning save on a Dempsey free kick.
  • 45'
    SAVE Hahnemann, stops the Jewsbury blast. And that's it. Halftime whistle blows. 1-0 Timbers.
  • 45'
    Timbers looking much fresher than Seattle right now, which is to be expected.
  • 45'
    Corner headed out, Dempsey latches on to it, but has his shot blocked. Here comes Chara on the run.
  • 45'
    And another Seattle corner.
  • 44'
    Yellow Card Rodney Wallace
  • 44'
    Yellow Card Rodney Wallace
  • 44'
    Seattle starting to slow down. Think the oxygen tank might need halftime.
  • 41'
    Alonso fouls Nagbe about 24 yards from goal, setting up the Timbers with a promising free kick, to the right of the arc. Will Johnson lining it up.
  • 41'
    Alonso fouls Nagbe about 24 yards from goal, setting up the Timbers with a promising free kick, to the right of the arc. Will Johnson lining it up.
  • 41'
    Eddie Johnson races down the right flank, but Ricketts gobbles up his cross easily to end the threat. Still 1-0 Timbers.
  • 35'
    Lots of complaints about the football lines on the CenturyLink Field turf for this one. It's ugly, no question about it, but this game has still been very entertaining. In an ideal world no big MLS game would have football lines, but this is the reality we still face with some teams sharing stadiums with NFL teams.
  • 34'
    Free kick taken quickly by Seattle but nothing comes of it.
  • 33'
    Osvaldo Alonso goes down hard, gets hip-checked in the air and lands on his shoulder/head. He gets up, but that one's going to be felt for a while. Free kick for Seattle.
  • 29'
    Dempsey's free kick buzzes just over the Timbers goal. Still 1-0 Timbers, 30th minute.
  • 29'
    Another free kick for Seattle. This one from about 30 or so yards out.
  • 25'
    Nice counter from Seattle, with Dempsey and Johnson combining to get into the counter quickly and press Portland into giving up the corner. Portland handles the corner easily though.
  • 25'
    Sounders corner kick
  • 20'
    SAVE Ricketts!! WHAT a beautiful diving save to deny Seattle's equalizer
  • 19'
    FOUL! Eddie Johnson draws a foul near the top of the penalty area. Free kick for the Sounders, about 20 yards away.
  • 17'
    Great patience by Jewsbury to wait for Johnson's streaking run and the Jamaican flicked it perfectly past Marcus Hahnemann.
  • 15'
    Goal Ryan Johnson
    Jewsbury to Ryan Johnson and the Timbers lead. Great service and Johnson streaks in with the header.
  • 15'
    Assist Jack Jewsbury
  • 15'
    GOAL Timbers!!
  • 13'
    RIcketts handles ball after the free kick is floated in and headed into the air. Seattle wasting these free kick/corner kick opportunities.
  • 12'
    Timbers foul gives Seattle a free kick from deep. Dempsey lining it up.
  • 11'
    Still no score. Seattle continuing to control possession, but Portland keeps breaking up the sequences.
  • 8'
    SAVE Ricketts. Brad Evans with the shot that bounces right to Ricketts.
  • 6'
    Timbers absorbing plenty of early pressure, but not looking really troubled just yet. Sounders coming out with good energy for a team that just played on Wednesday.
  • 6'
    Corner headed away by the Timbers
  • 6'
    Seattle with another corner kick. Dempsey to take it.
  • 4'
    Seattle testing Portland's defense early, really trying to work wide and whip in some service. Timbers handling it well so far.
  • 3'
    Sounders with a build-up, but the deflected shot goes wide for a Seattle corner.
  • 2'
    Timbers long free kick from the wing is handled easily by Marcus Hahnemann
  • 1'
    Timbers wearing the white uniforms with the red fronts. Sounders in their traditional rave green.
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • Anthems are being sung now. Kickoff closing in.
  • Seattle will deploy the diamond midfield we have seen from them recently, with Osvaldo Alonso sitting deep, and Brad Evans and Adam Moffatt working the wings. Portland will look to test Moffatt with the speed of Rodney Wallace and Darlington Nagbe, as well as fullbacks Harrington and Jewsbury getting forward.
  • The teams have completed warm-ups and returned to the locker rooms. Kickoff is fast approaching. We're about 15 minutes away.
  • CenturyLink Field is starting to fill in nicely. Expecting around 35-40K for tonight.
  • For Portland, Ryan Johnson gets the nod as the target forward, ahead of Jose Valencia. Johnson hasn't start since August. Max Urruti is still sidelined with a hamstring injury and is not in uniform.
  • Lineups are out and no major surprises. Seattle will be without suspended goalkeeper Michael Gspurning and injured right back DeAndre Yedlin. Zach Scott gets the nod at right back for Seattle.
  • Good evening everybody. This is Ives Galarcep. I'm coming to you from CenturyLink Field, where the Seattle Sounders take on the Portland Timbers in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal series.