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.
GOAL: Fredy Montero pic.twitter.com/vnp7RocYNU
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) March 30, 2021
85th minute – goal Timbers! Yimmi Chara crossed the ball into the box, and it was headed home by Dairon Asprilla (duh). 1-1. #RCTID
— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) March 30, 2021
- 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