It’s gone final, Fanendo Adi scoring the pair of late goals that made the difference, as Portland won 4-1 over the Sounders at Providence Park.
Darlington Nagbe had given the Timbers their first lead in the12th minute, but Lamar Neagle equalized in the 39th minute, and that’s where things stood until Adi’s brace in the 74th and 76th minutes.
Rodney Wallace added the last one in stoppage time.
Here’s Sigi Schmid’s opening statement:
Portland was the better team. It was a deserved victory. I don’t know if the score line was exactly deserved. They were all over us in the first 30 minutes. We got ourselves in the game with the free-kick goal. I thought the first 15 minutes of the second half we played well – I thought that was our best phase. But then we just made silly errors at the end and just weren’t alert enough, so they the deserved victor.
It’s the Sounders third-straight loss, one short of the club record (2013).
Seattle falls to 9-7-2 and remains three points behind Vancouver in the West, six behind DC for Supporters Shield and now just one point ahead of Portland (8-6-4).
In the Cascadia Cup, it’s now Seattle 2-1-0, Vancouver 1-1-1 and Portland 1-2-1.
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