Portland Timbers Dominate Hapless FC Seattle Sounders

The FC Seattle Sounders—the darlings of MLS last season—were thoroughly and completely dominated by the Portland Timbers tonight at Qwest Field in Seattle.

Ian Joy and Mamadou Dansu anchored a Timber defense that continually shut down the Seattle offense throughout the night. 

Steve Cronin played brilliantly in goal for the Timbers.

The Timbers' goal was made on an excellent pass from Ryan Pore to Gabriel Obatol, just out of the outstretched hands of Kasey Keller. Pore had stolen the ball from bumbling Seattle defender Tyrone Marshall, who gave away the ball just outside the Seattle 18-yard box.

The loss was especially embarrassing for the Sounders, considering they play in the MLS, a league—on paper anyway—that is thought to be superior to the United Soccer League (USL) where the Timbers play.

The Sounders, already reeling from a tumultuous offseason that saw their star player, Freddie Ljungber...

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