Portland defeated the Sounders 2-0 Tuesday night in an MLS Reserve League match at Starfire Sports Stadium.
The Timbers jumped ahead in the fourth minute on a headed own-goal by Sounders defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado. Forward Bright Dike doubled the lead after a strong run in the 23rd minute.
Seattle’s best chance may have come from Sammy Ochoa in the 84th minute, but Portland defender Ryan Kawulok swept the ball high over the goal.
Ochoa played 90 minutes. Eddie Johnson played the first half. Cordell Cato played the final half hour. Andrew Weber started in goal but seemed to get shaken up in the 24th minute on the play that led to the second goal. He was replaced by Bryan Meredith.
Both teams took 12 shots and put four on goal. Portland committed 10 fouls to Seattle's nine, had four offsides to Seattle's one. The Sounders took 10 corner kicks, the Timbers two.
The Sounders reserves fell to 0-1-1 on the season. They return to action Monday at the Los Angeles Galaxy.60th minute:
Cordell Cato in, Andrew Duran out.
Second half: ... has begun. Schmid had indicated 45 minutes for Johnson and 45 for Cordell Cato. Second half has begun with Johnson out, and Mike Seamon in.
Halftime: Portland, 2-0. Timbers also lead 8-2 on shots, 3-1 on shots on goal, 7-4 on fouls, 3-0 on fouls and 2-1 on corner kicks.
23rd minute: GOAL Timbers. Forward Bright Dike overpowered Sounders defender Daniel Steres and finished strong. Portland, 2-0.
Bryan Meredith replaces Andrew Weber, who was apparently shaken up, in goal for Seattle.
4th minute: GOAL Timbers. Or rather, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado own goal. Portland, 1-0.
Kickoff: Game has begun. Timbers in red/white. Sounders in rave/blue.
Far bigger crowd yesterday for Sounders Women. Home side mostly populated, although there are gaps. Meanwhile, it looks like about three dozen Portland fans on the far side.
Pregame: Sounders and Timbers are on the pitch at Starfire for tonight's MLS Reserve League game.
Sounders reserve lineup: G Weber; D Duran, Hurtado, Steres, Burch; M Caskey, Carrasco, Rose, Sivebaek; F Johnson, Ochoa. Bench: Meredith, Cato, Seamon, Gallagher, Schweitzer, Sweeney, Crooke. (Unfamiliar names are academy players.)