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July 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM

FINAL: Sounders FC 3, Portland Timbers 2, game thread

Postgame notes on the Twitter feed.

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FINAL. Sounders FC 3, Portland Timbers 2. Incredible rivalry game finishes with a comeback win for the visitors. Five goals in the second half!

90+2: Four minutes stoppage. Chara with a header, but Keller has it.

88′: SAVE! Montero with an open header in front of the goal. Perkins saves it on the line. Looked close. Noonan in for Montero.

83′: GOAL SEATTLE! Alonso with a great long ball to Neagle and Brunner drags him down for a penalty. Brunner also gets a red card. Alonso places the PK past Perkins to make it 3-2 Sounders.

78′: Rosales booked for kicking the ball away after a call goes against him.

77′:: Attendance: 18,627

76′: Cooper has come on for Perlaza.

74′: GOAL SEATTLE! It’s Montero again! Takes a great feed from Rosales and ties it up at 2-2. He now has a team-leading five goals.

69′: GOAL PORTLAND! Chara with the great run. Finds Perlaza on the right and his shot deflects off Wahl and in. Timbers up 2-1.

68′: Hurtado with a right knee injury. His ACL injury was to his left knee.

66′: Neagle in for Fernandez.

64′: Zizzo in for Nagbe.

63′: Alonso booked. This one is getting heated. Friberg and Jewsbury involved in some shoving earlier.

62′: SAVE! Great move by Montero to get another chance, but Perkins makes a big stop.

57′: GOAL SEATTLE! Montero with the free kick! Incredible shot to give him four on the season, the last two on free kicks. He’s booked for taking off his shirt.

54′: Hurtado down and the stretcher comes out. Plays goes on and a Wallace cross nearly finds Perlaza. Hurtado might be seriously injured. Hurtado able to walk off the field on his own power but Ianni will come in.

46′: GOAL PORTLAND. Kalif Alhassan blows by Wahl and his cross into the middle deflects off Parke defending and goes past Keller. 1-0 Timbers.

46′: We’re underway in the second half. No subs.

Halftime: Here are some stats. Shots: SEA 9-7. Shots on goal: SEA 2-1. Saves: POR 2-1. Fouls: 4-4. Corner kicks: POR 4-2. Offsides: 0-0.

Halftime: Sounders FC 0, Portland Timbers 0. Seattle has had several chances to get on the board here.

45′: One minute of added time.

44′: “There’s no pity in the Rose City!” So says the Timbers Army.

39′: SAVE! Friberg sets up Fernandez beautifully, but Perkins comes up with the big stop. Corner kick for Seattle. Hurtado wins and knocks it wide.

37′: Portland seeing more of the game now. Earns another corner kick, but nothing comes of it.

35′: Brunner and Parke tangle on a Timbers corner kick. Goal was open, but it’s out for another corner kick. Keller grabs it.

33′: A chance comes to Jewsbury, but Alonso blocks it.

32′: Levesque with a great run on the left, but he passes up the shot. Montero’s effort is blocked. Flaco on the second chance loses it.

28′: Alvaro Fernandez with a good run past Purdy, finds Montero well with a cross, but his shot is off line. Alonso keeps winning the ball back for Seattle.

27′: Montero with a great touch to set up Rosales, but his shot from the right is off target.

25′: Montero drills a free kick into the stands.

20′: First shot comes to Nagbe, but it’s easy enough for Keller.

18′: Not sure any of this is publishing unfortunately, but Alhassan had a good counter-attacking chance, stripping Wahl, but Alonso stops it. Up and down action so far.

14′: Timbers playing a bit of a 4-1-4-1 with Marcelin holding and Perlaza up front.

10′: Free kick to Portland, looked like Purdy climbed Wahl’s back but nothing comes of it.

6′: Free kick to Seattle and Montero’s shot is blocked out for a corner kick. Header over the bar.

1′: We’re underway!

Timber Army tifo (picture will post soon hopefully on my Twitter feed) reads: “King of Clubs — PTFC” followed by “Quality over quantity”

Pregame: Remember, the Sounders will be in Electricity yellow today. Here’s the walkout. Portland in green, with chants of “P-T-F-C!” Fireworks go off at midfield.

Pregame: Steady boos for the Sounders starting lineup. Volume amplified 10 times when Roger Levesque is announced.

Pregame: Internet is a bit spotty up here (blame a crowded press box), but I’ll try to post updates as much as possible.

Pregame: The Sounders will be wearing black armbands today in honor of Mark Peterson, a former NASL great, who died Thursday.

Pregame: Lineups have been posted below. The fans are already in full volume. The weather is perfect. Just about a half hour until kickoff.


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