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History of Sounders-Timbers

City or region Pacific Northwest

First contested May 2, 1975 (POR 0–1 SEA)

Teams involved Seattle Sounders / Seattle Storm vs. Portland Timbers

Number of meetings 74

Most wins Seattle (40 wins)

Most recent meeting May 14, 2011 (SEA 1–1 POR)

Next meeting July 10, 2011 (POR – SEA)

All-time series 40–26–8 (Seattle)

Regular season series League: 34–23–8 (Seattle)

Open Cup: 3–1–0 (Seattle)

Postseason results 3–2–0 (Seattle)

Largest victory POR 1–6 SEA (July 3, 1985)

 

The Seattle–Portland rivalry is a soccer rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers soccer teams. The rivalry dates back to the North American Soccer League days and has since grown into one of the largest and most bitter rivalries in American soccer…. The rivalry  has spanned across several leagues including the USL First Division, A-League, NASL, and Major League Soccer… According to many players, the Seattle–Portland rivalry is one of the only true derbies that is present in American soccer…. Alan Hinton, a former English international and ex-Sounders coach, has compared the rivalry to those seen in the English Premier League… It is largely considered by a majority of fans across the American soccer community to be the most intense rivalry in the United States….Seattle and Portland have had rivalries based on various sports teams. A heated rivalry surrounded the Portland Buckaroos and Seattle Totems of the minor-league Western Hockey League in the 1960s…Later, some fans supported the Thunderbirds or Winterhawks hockey teams. This rivalry “naturally translated into soccer” according to one fan.[10] The two cities also had a rivalry between the SuperSonics and Trail Blazers of the NBA, until the SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008.

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PORTLAND’S DIS-RESPECT OF THE SPACE NEEDLE!!

 

FRANKFURT, Germany

Marta, Marta. Most of the talk at the Women’s World Cup is about the biggest star on Brazil’s high-scoring team….However, its biggest achievement may be the zero goals conceded.

Third-ranked Brazil is the only team of 16 with a clean sheet at the tournament after group games. The top-ranked U.S. team will need to improve its firepower in the quarterfinal matchup Sunday in Dresden.

”We didn’t have to concede a single goal. We are focused and ready to face any opponent,” Brazil coach Kleiton Lima said. ”I’m particularly happy about our defense. We had some very strong opponents and it worked 100 percent.”

What is even more surprising is that Lima doesn’t work with a traditional four-player defense. Three will do.

”It allows us to play a compact and aggressive game,” said left back Erika. ”Our 3-5-2, opens (up) lots of opportunities.”

Opportunities for midfielders to fall back and cover, while defenders like Erika roam upfield to score spectacular goals, as she did with the opener in a 3-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday to give Brazil three wins to top Group D.

The lineup, based around defenders Erika, captain Aline and Daiane, gives the team composure to build on.

GET TO KNOW…..MARTA

 

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GTN 206 Weekend in Review

Tiger Woods wins the Buick Open by 3 strokes, this is the 3rd Buick Open he has won, his 4th title this year, and his 69th PGA Title overall, speculation about his knee can probably be put to rest now, because he played some of the best golf he has ever played this weekend.

I'm coming for the all-time record!!

I'm coming for the all-time record!!

 

The Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 4-2 yesterday and take 3 out of 4 from the M’s  this weekend…..the Mariners fall to (54-51)….good news though Adrian Beltre is on his way back and we go to play the lowly Kansas City Royals for a 3 game set on Tuesday….but didn’t we say the Indians were lowly when they came in here and swept us several days ago???…….Seattle needs a sweep!!

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Micheal Phelps earned his 5th gold medal yesterday at The World’s Championships, he set 2 individual records and contributed in 2 team relay world records, overall 43 records were broke and set this weekend in the World’s…..could it be these new high-tech swim suits some of the swimmers are wearing….oh by the way Phelps didn’t wear any of the new high-tech gear!!

Blaze up!!

Blaze up!!

 

The Seattle Sounders lose to the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0, the Sounders fall to (7-8-4) on the season….not bad they are still in second place in the Western Conference in points (29)…….well at least they didn’t tie again!!

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Melky Cabrera of the N.Y. Yankees hit for the cycle yesterday……he went 4-5 with 4 runs batted in….Yanks beat the White Sox 8-5 and avoided a four game sweep

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Saturday rookie center-fielder Andrew Mc Cuthen had a night to remember…….he went 4-5 with 3 hr’s and 6 runs batted in…….why is this so special??……..well he joins some pretty big names in Pirate history and they are all Hall of Famers…….Willie Stargell…..Roberto Clemente….and Ralph Kiner have all accomplished this feat more than once as a Pirate….McCutchen doubled his career homerun total in one night!!….he only had 3 career hr’s…..should he be tested now for P.E.D’s…….hey ya never know???

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