Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers FC: Live Blog, Updates and Analysis

Jake Little@@jakelittleContributor IIIMarch 15, 2013

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers FC– CenturyLink Field, Seattle.

SEA 1, POR 1

Johnson, 13'; Wallace, 90'

Full Time Report:

The Seattle Sounders jumped to an early lead through striker Eddie Johnson. Steve Zakuani streaked down the left flank, launched a low cross into the penalty area, and the American striker tapped the ball home from just outside the six-yard box in the 13th minute.

Portland began to settle and come into the game about 25 minutes in. They had chances through set-pieces and crosses but were unable to convert.

The second half played out with Portland dominating the possession. They worked the ball around but found it difficult to break through a stoic Seattle defense. 

Finally, in the 90th minute, the Timbers broke though on an Rodney Wallace header. Andrew Jean-Baptiste put a hopeful ball into the box, and Wallace was there to head it home. 

Portland will be buzzing on the way back to Oregon. Seattle will feel as though they clutched defeat from the jaws of victory. 


Seattle: Gspurning; Yedlin, Traore, Hurtado, Burch; Martinez, Rose, Alonso, Zakuani; Ochoa, Johnson; 

Subs: Hahnemann, Gonzalez, Scott, Caskey, Rosales, Carrasco, Martins

Portland: Ricketts; Zemanski, Jean-Baptiste, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, Jewsbury, W. Johnson-C; Valeri, R. Johnson, Nagbe;

Subs: Kocic, Miller, Tucker-Gangnes, Wallace, Alhassan, Piquonne, Valencia



61':Mauro Rosales for Samuel Ochoa

70':Obafemi Martins for Mario Roberto Martinez

81':Steve Zakuani for Alex Caskey


70': Frederic Piquionne for Jack Jewsbury

80': Rodney Wallace for Darlington Nagbe

89': Jose Valencia for Ryan Johnson