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September 15, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Sounders retain the Cascadia Cup, for now

cascadia cup.jpgPhoto credit: Tweet from @justicar

There was a high-profile visitor at Saturday’s rivalry game between the Sounders and Timbers:

The Cascadia Cup.

The shiny trophy would have changed hands with a Portland win but instead will head back to Seattle — the home of last year’s winner — as a result of the 1-1 tie at Jeld-Wen Field.

“That was important,” midfielder Steve Zakuani said. “We didn’t want our fans to drive down on a bus carrying a trophy and go back empty-handed.”

Here’s how the standings look:

Portland: 2-0-2 (8 points)

Seattle: 1-1-2 (5 points)

Vancouver: 0-2-2 (2 points)

Each team has two games remaining, in order: Vancouver hosts Seattle on Sept. 29, Seattle hosts Portland on Oct. 7, and Vancouver hosts Portland on Oct. 21.

Any thoughts on how things are shaping up in the competition?

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