The Portland Timbers host today, for the first time in MLS league play, the Seattle Sounders at Jeld-Wen Field. Kickoff is at 1pm (not 2pm as it says on some tickets).
This decidedly unfriendly match will likely feature the loudest, most raucous crowd of the season. Prepare to see (or participate in) impressive tifo, sing until you’re hoarse and delirious, and enjoy a hard fought game – win or not win. The Timbers (5-8-3) have struggled of late, but expect them to be exceptionally prepared for this match. The Sounders (8-4-8) are in good form, but should know better than to take the Timbers lightly. In the first league matchup between these teams in May, the Timbers earned a point with a 1-1 draw at Qwest Field.
Match will be broadcast live on ESPN/ESPN Deportes, or listen in on 750 AM The Game or La Pantera 940 AM.
Match previews and intrigue
- Match Preview: Timbers vs. Seattle by Kelly McLain at Timbers Insider
- Love Fest ’11 by Kelly McLain at Timbers Insider
- Rodney Wallace: A Modern Day Lazarus by Kelly McLain at Timbers Insider
- Cascadia Cup: Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders – Three Questions by Geoff Gibson at Stumptown Footy
- Cascadia Cup Scouting Report; A Look at the Seattle Sounders by Geoff Gibson at Stumptown Footy
- Timbers’ Spencer, Sounders’ Schmid make nice after war of words by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
- Timbers-Sounders not the only Portland-Seattle rivalry in town by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
- Timbers-Sounders players to watch: Kasey Keller, Darlington Nagbe could be keys by Jamie Goldberg at The Oregonian
- Key for Timbers vs. Sounders: Stopping Levesque by Paul Danzer at The Columbian
- Timbers, Sounders renew old animosity by Paul Danzer at The Columbian
- Spencer’s job against Sounders easy: Wishing ‘good luck guys’ by Stephen Alexander at the Portland Tribune
- ‘Everything’ about Timbers concerns Sounders coach Sigi Schmid by Stephen Alexander at the Portland Tribune
- Cascadia Q&A: Roger Goldingay by Brian Costello at PortlandTimbers.com
- From The Inside: A report on the Sounders from behind enemy lines by Steve Clare at PortlandTimbers.com
- Timbers assure they’ll come out firing vs. Sounders by Dan Itel at MLSsoccer.com
- Secret operation the latest tifo project for Timbers Army by Dan Itel at MLSsoccer.com
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