The Portland Timbers host the Seattle Sounders in the hottest match up of the 2017 season to date — both literally and figuratively. With the Timbers in need of a win after a rough road trip and the Sounders sitting below the red line both teams come into this match with plenty of motivation before their storied rivalry comes into play.
Remember, this will be a hot one, so stay cool and stay hydrated.
Match Preview: “The lack of an obvious organizing force at the back is a real concern for the Timbers as they face a Sounders side that are more than capable of disrupting a back line with their movement, particularly the runs of Jordan Morris in concert with the passing of Nicolas Lodeiro and the ability of Clint Dempsey to find space between the lines. To that end, the Timbers will need to rely on their keeper, likely but not certainly Jake Gleeson, to be vocal and commanding from between the sticks.”
Preview Interview: “It's hard to find a strength in a team that hasn't scored more than a single goal in a game since the impressive come-from-behind 3-3 draw against New England. That game showed a strength and resilience that has since disappeared. Returning from a three goal deficit to nab points is awesome. It was April 29.”
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Watch it on: ESPN2
When: Sunday, June 25th at 7:30 p.m. PT
Where: Providence Park in Portland, OR
Portland Timbers: 7-7-3, 4th place in the Western Conference, lost 3-2 at Minnesota United
Seattle Sounders: 5-7-5, 8th place in the Western Conference, tied 1-1 vs. Orlando City SC