Final: Portland Timbers 2, Sounders FC 0. Seattle’s reserves drop to 0-1-1 after an 8-1-1 record last season. Next game is Monday in Los Angeles against the Galaxy.
Here are some stats. Shots–12-12. Shots on goal–4-4. Fouls–POR 10-9. Offsides–POR 4-1. Corner kicks–SEA 10-2. POR–4-3.
84′: SAVE! Ochoa inches from scoring and Kawulok clears it off the line. Then Burch follows up with an off-target shot.
83′: Sivebaek comes out for Seattle. Academy product Jordan Schweitzer in.
81′: MISS! Cam Vickers — you might remember him from the Tacoma Tide — fires just wide for the Timbers.
79′: SAVE! Andy Rose with a 1v1 chance from the left, but Rowe makes a very good stop. That was one of the best chances for Seattle.
72′: Mike Seamon with a shot blocked by the ref’s face. The crowd enjoyed that one.
70′: Richards just wide on a far-post header off a Purdy cross.
69′: Caskey finds Ochoa in the box, but his chance is blocked out for a corner kick. Steres wins the cross and heads it just over the crossbar.
63′: Formation a bit of a 3-5-2 or thereabouts. Hard to keep track of.
60′: Cato comes in for Duran. Another interesting sub. Cato is playing like a right back at times and then a right mid at times.
59′: Not a lot in this one. Portland deserves the lead.
51′: Cordell Cato warming up on the sideline. Schmid indicated he would replace EJ at halftime. Looks like he’ll get some time at least.
46′: We’re under way in the second half. Mike Seamon has replaced Eddie Johnson and it looks like Seattle is in a 4-5-1. Caskey as a CAM type. Seamon to the left. Sivebaek to the right.
Halftime: Here are some stats. Shots: POR 8-3. Shots on goal: POR 3-1. Fouls: POR 7-4. Offsides: POR 3-0. Corner kicks: POR 2-1. Saves: SEA 2-1.
Halftime: Portland Timbers 2, Sounders FC 0. We’re at the break of this MLS Reserve League game. Portland got a goal from Bright Dike and benefited from a Jhon Kennedy Hurtado own goal.
36′: More good stuff from Sivebaek. He burned Purdy earlier on a cross and just missed wide on a shot attempt.
31′: SAVE! Eddie Johnson earns a dangerous free kick and Carrasco fires a great shot toward the lower corner. MLS pool goalkeeper Brian Rowe, who just arrived today from Toronto, does very well to make the stop.
23′: GOAL TIMBERS. Bright Dike receives a pass, shrugs off the challenge of Steres in the penalty box and finishes well to put Portland up 2-0. Andrew Weber shaken up on the play. Bryan Meredith comes in.
19′: The ECS here and always in full voice. Sivebaek and Johnson have had moments for Seattle. Caskey has been good, too.
8′: Richards, a UW product, with another good moment. Muscles off Burch and fires a shot into the side netting. Looked good for a second.
4′: GOAL TIMBERS. A Portland throw-in by Brent Richards comes into the box and Jhon Kennedy Hurtado accidentally heads it into his own net for an own goal. 1-0 Timbers.
1′: We’re under way here. Updates will be less frequent to start as I still have a story to finish. Training came just before the game.
Pregame: Here are your lineups for tonight’s 7 p.m. game. Ross Fletcher will have the call (audio only) on SoundersFC.com.
Sounders FC reserves’ lineup: GK Andrew Weber, D Andrew Duran, D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (c), D Daniel Steres, D Marc Burch, M Alex Caskey, M Servando Carrasco, M Andy Rose, M Christian Sivebaek, F Eddie Johnson, F Sammy Ochoa
Sounders FC reserves’ bench: GK Bryan Meredith, F/M Cordell Cato, M Michael Seamon. From the academy: Michael Gallagher, Jordan Schweitzer, Austin Sweeney, Ike Crooke
Portland Timbers reserves’ lineup:: GK Brian Rowe, D Steve Purdy (c), D Ryan Kawulok, D Andrew Jean-Baptiste, D Brett Evans, M Sal Zizzo, M Freddie Braun, M Chris Taylor, M Charles Renken, F Brent Richards, F Bright Dike
Portland Timbers reserves’ bench: F/M Cam Vickers, F/M Chris Andre, M Anthony Macchione