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Portland v Seattle Turns 100

Sunday kicks off the 100th meeting between the two clubs dating back decades

MLS: Portland Timbers at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

When the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders clash this Sunday at Providence Park it will mark the 100th time these two storied clubs have met on the pitch. And as always, the Timbers staff pulled out the stops to mock our neighbors to the north.

I love that this mockumentary is in the style of Ken Burns, who retweeted it. It’s all fun and games until kick-off, then the gloves come off. We’ve seen a lot go down over the years, including the infamous “Red Card Wedding”. Speaking of that, the Ref from that famous match, Daniel Radford, will be the fourth official for Sunday’s match.

This is a rivalry that consumes both cities, though we know already which city is the best city. Only one can claim “Soccer City USA” and it sure isn’t the Fishing Village up North. As current holders of the Cascadia Cup, we must defend it at all costs to make sure it remains right here in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.

Just remember “You can’t rewrite history”.

ETA: I guess this match doesn’t count towards the Cascadia Cup standings. According to Jamie Goldberg that’s due to the unbalanced scheduling between Seattle, Portland and Vancouver.

Kudos to Sean McGrath, who put this together.