Cascadia foes the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers continued their preparations for the start of the 2021 MLS Season with a pair of friendlies at the Sounders’ Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Wash. on Tuesday. The games also marked the Timbers’ final preparations before their 2021 season begins with a trip to Honduras to face CD Marathon in the Concacaf Champions League.

Seattle Sounders 1, Portland Timbers 1

The sides ended the first half goalless, but traded opportunities in the second. Eventually, the deadlock was broken by the recently returned fan-favorite Fredy Montero in the 62nd minute. Montero struck for the Sounders two minutes after Felipe Mora came close to putting the visitors ahead through a header.

The Timbers, though, salvaged a draw with five minutes to go. Yimmi Chara set up Dairon Asprilla to find the net.


  • 62′ – SEA – Fredy Montero
  • 85′ – POR – Dairon Asprilla


Seattle Sounders: Stefan Frei, Brad Smith, Shane O’Neill, Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou Tolo, Cristian Roldan, Alex Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro, Joao Paulo, Fredy Montero, Will Bruin

Portland Timbers: Steve Clark, Dairon Asprilla, Claudio Bravo, Diego Chara, Yimmi Chara, Larrys Mabiala, Felipe Mora, Cristhian Mora, Diego Valeri, Josecarlos Van Rankin, Dario Zuparic

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