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Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Aug. 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm with 1 Comment »
August 25, 2013 10:09 pm

There were 67,385 in the stands at CenturyLink FIeld tonight, but it’s doubtful many enjoyed the Sounders 1-0 win over Portland more than Zach Scott — who was playing the Timbers for the 27th time — and goalkeeper Michael Gspurning.

Just listen to Scott:
I’m positive the majority of those are wins. I told the guys before the game: this career is so fleeting, there’s so much uncertainty day to day, whether you’re in the lineup, whether you have a job next year, but the one thing I know for certain is we beat Portland. We’re always going to be the team to beat. They can say there’s a changing of the guard, they can say we’re a group of stars and they’re the team, but in the end we’re the ones that are going to come out victorious.

On if there’s anything sweeter than beating Portland: Soccer-wise, no. I can think of a lot more things. Portland’s not high on my list of things that I love. But soccer-wise; absolutely. It doesn’t matter how the season is going, you beat Portland, you win the Cascadia Cup for your fans, it’s tremendous.

It’s absolutely a highlight in my career, this night. Playing in front of 68,000, playing a derby, playing a great game with a win: awesome night. A night where I will remember in 20 years.

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  1. elmocatt says:

    While not the best match of the year for the team, certainly one of the most important ones for the team. Portland definitely tried to pack it in, absorb pressure and hit the sounders on the counter attack. Looks like it will take a few more weeks for Dempsey to jell with the rest of the team. Was interesting watching him given directions to the team. In the first half, he was telling Yedlin to overlap Evans on a run, then hit a corner. In the 2nd half, he was telling EJ to break wide, while he would break inside, on a criss-cross when Rosales won the ball in the midfield.

    But once they jell . . . and get Martins back out there, this team is going to be dangerous.

    Place was totally packed and very, very loud. Beating Portland – doesn’t get any better than this!

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