As I sit here thinking about the upcoming Thursday match, out of the dark recesses of my mind pops an old, sad, hurtful, depressing memory.... Timbers vs Sounders playoff 2004. The Timbers are up in the first match 2-0. Seattle scores a late last minute goal to make the final score 2-1. 2nd match in Seattle. Sounders win 2-1. Extra time Seattle scores. Seattle fans go wild & Timber fans are gutted. Loooooooong bus ride home. Please oh please don't let this series be a repeat.