Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach built on commanding first-leg advantages to cruise through the Champions League playoffs on Wednesday, while Russian side Rostov thrashed Ajax 4-1 to reach the group stage for the first time.
Premier League clubs Burnley and Middlesbrough were eliminated by lower-division sides in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday, while Leicester and Chelsea were paired in the standout match of the third round.
Watford and West Bromwich Albion were beaten by third-tier opposition in the English League Cup on Tuesday, while fellow Premier League sides Liverpool and Everton enjoyed big wins in the second round.
Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan was knocked to the pitch by Timbers defender Vytas Andriuskevicius in the 61st minute, and Clint Dempsey loomed over the ensuing penalty kick. He buried it. And he knocked in another goal 18 minutes later. And Roldan followed three minutes later with a goal of his own, a header in the 83rd minute off assists from Nicolas Lodeiro and Brad Evans on a corner that added a dominant hue to Seattle’s 3-1 victory over its fiercest rival.