MLS Game Summary - Portland at Seattle|
(Saturday, May 14, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Portland 1, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Mamadou Danso scored in the 65th minute, as the
Portland Timbers earned a 1-1 draw against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday in
front of 36,593 fans at Qwest Field in Major League Soccer.
Alvaro Fernandez scored in the 52nd for Seattle, but Danso notched his second
goal in as many goals on an almost identical play as his match-winner against
the Philadelphia Union last week.
Portland (4-3-2) remained winless on the road, but picked up its second tie in
five matches away from Jeld-Wen Field. The expansion Timbers are undefeated in
four matches at home this season.
Seattle (3-3-5) dropped points at home for the third time in five home matches
in the first meeting between the long-time rivals - who first met in 1975 - in
Sounders FC took the lead seven minutes after halftime after Fredy Montero won
a header just outside the area to flick the ball onto an open Fernandez on the
far side, and the Uruguayan settled and fired a half-volley past Troy Perkins.
Portland answered off a free kick, as Jack Jewsbury drove the opportunity from
just inside midfield into the area, and Danso won the ball just before Seattle
goalie Kasey Keller could punch it to head into an empty net from six yards.
Portland returns home May 21 to host the Columbus Crew, while Seattle stays at
Qwest for its next match on May 21 against Sporting Kansas City.
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