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Soccer: Seattle drops one to Timbers

Improvised lineup puts up fight, but falls to Portland

  • Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani #11 and Timbers defender Ryan Miller #2 struggle for the ball at the edge of the Portland penalty area.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSounders midfielder Steve Zakuani #11 and Timbers defender Ryan Miller #2 struggle for the ball at the edge of the Portland penalty area.
  • Timbers midfielder #21 Diego Chara and Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales fight for the ball.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comTimbers midfielder #21 Diego Chara and Sounders midfielder Mauro Rosales fight for the ball.
  • Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani #11 fires in a cross from the edge of the box.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSounders midfielder Steve Zakuani #11 fires in a cross from the edge of the box.
  • Sounders midfielder #16 David Estrada beats Timbers defender Mikael Silvestre to a high ball.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSounders midfielder #16 David Estrada beats Timbers defender Mikael Silvestre to a high ball.
  • Seattle goalkeeper Josh Ford collects the ball.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSeattle goalkeeper Josh Ford collects the ball.
  • Seattle midfielder David Estrada avoids the tackle of Portland midfielder #4 Will Johnson.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSeattle midfielder David Estrada avoids the tackle of Portland midfielder #4 Will Johnson.
  • Members of the Timber Army, Portland's supporter group, sang and chanted throughout much of the match against local rivals Seattle Sounders.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comMembers of the Timber Army, Portland's supporter group, sang and chanted throughout much of the match against local rivals Seattle Sounders.
  • Portland's Darlington Nagbe (right) holds off the challenge of two Seattle players.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comPortland's Darlington Nagbe (right) holds off the challenge of two Seattle players.
  • Timbers forward Bright Dike #19 is injured in a collision with Seattle goalkeeper Josh Ford.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comTimbers forward Bright Dike #19 is injured in a collision with Seattle goalkeeper Josh Ford.
  • Portland's Darlington Nagbe #6 tries to dribble past two Seattle players.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comPortland's Darlington Nagbe #6 tries to dribble past two Seattle players.
  • Sounders goalkeeper Josh Ford (left) drops to block a shot from a Portland corner.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSounders goalkeeper Josh Ford (left) drops to block a shot from a Portland corner.
  • Portland forward Danny Mwanga controls the ball on the ground.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comPortland forward Danny Mwanga controls the ball on the ground.
  • Timbers trialist Michael Nanchoff takes a corner kick in the second half against the Seattle Sounders.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comTimbers trialist Michael Nanchoff takes a corner kick in the second half against the Seattle Sounders.
  • Portland forward #20 Jose Valencia is fouled near the touch line.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comPortland forward #20 Jose Valencia is fouled near the touch line.
  • A Seattle trialist wins the header, but loses his shoe in a tussle with Portland's Danny Mwanga.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comA Seattle trialist wins the header, but loses his shoe in a tussle with Portland's Danny Mwanga.
  • Portland goalkeeper Milos Kocic punches away a cross as players surround him.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comPortland goalkeeper Milos Kocic punches away a cross as players surround him.
  • Seattle midfielder Steve Zakuani #11 with the ball.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSeattle midfielder Steve Zakuani #11 with the ball.
  • Seattle forward Jennings Rex #46 controls the ball as Portland's Diego Chara #21 and Michael Harrington #5 close down.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSeattle forward Jennings Rex #46 controls the ball as Portland's Diego Chara #21 and Michael Harrington #5 close down.
  • Portland defender Mikael Silvestre #44 celebrates his goal with teammates.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comPortland defender Mikael Silvestre #44 celebrates his goal with teammates.
  • Seattle goalkeeper Josh Ford deflects a goal-bound shot to safety.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSeattle goalkeeper Josh Ford deflects a goal-bound shot to safety.
  • Timbers trialist Mikael Silvestre #44 fires in the game winning goal after Seattle failed to properly clear a corner kick.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comTimbers trialist Mikael Silvestre #44 fires in the game winning goal after Seattle failed to properly clear a corner kick.

The day didn't start out well for Seattle Sounders FC while on their way to Tuesday morning's preseason match at Kino Sports Park. Several players were out with an illness, and their bus from Casa Grande ran into a traffic jam. Despite Seattle keeping it even for the first hour of play, the game ended with Portland Timbers FC vanquishing their biggest rivals 1- 0.

Illnesses meant that many Sounders were playing out of position. Both teams played to a nil-nil draw, with credit going to Sounders and former U.S. national team keeper Marcus Hahnemann for several saves.

The Timbers had a planned change-up just past the hour mark, and as if to prove himself while he still had some seconds left, French trialist Mikaël Silvestre took a rebound that hadn't been cleared and shot it past Sounders second half keeper Josh Ford.

A Seattle attempt in the waning minutes of the game nearly brought them level, but the match ended with Portland up by the only goal of the match.

Seattle's next preseason match will be in Tucson against the New England Revolution on the13th to open the Desert Diamond Cup. Portland's next match will be against FC Tucson on Friday, at Kino Sports Park.

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Seattle Sounders FC v Portland Timbers FC

Kino Sports Park

  • Scoring summary
  • POR - Mikael Silvestre (61')
  • Misconduct summary
  • SEA - Servando Carrasco (caution, 8')
  • SEA - Lebogang Moloto (caution, 17')
  • POR - Will Johnson (caution, 38')
  • POR - Bright Dike (caution, 39')
  • Seattle Sounders FC: Marcus Hahnemann (Josh Ford 46') - Zach Scott (Deandre Yedlin 46'), Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Shavar Thomas 46'), Djimi Traore (Leo Lelis 46'), Leo Gonzalez (Dylan Remick 30') - Mauro Rosales (Jennings Rex 46'), Servando Carrasco (Guy Essame 46'), Lebogang Moloto (David Estrada 68'), Steve Zakuani (Marc Burch 46') - David Estrada (Travis Bowen 46'), Sammy Ochoa (Babayele Sodade 46')
  • Portland Timbers FC: Miloš Kocić (Jake Gleason 46') - Ryan Miller (Dylan Tucker-Gagnes 61'), Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Mamadou Danso 61'), Mikaël Silvestre (Hanyer Mosquera 61'), Michael Harrington (Chris Taylor 61') - Diego Chará (Michael Nanchoff 61'), Will Johnson (Mobi Fehr 61'), Kalif Alhassan (Eric Alexander 61'), Diego Valeri (Sal Zizzo 61') - Darlington Nagbe (Jose Valencia 61'), Bright Dike (Danny Mwanga 55').
     

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