NWSB insider and Portland Timbers blogger Blair Thomas brings us his reasons why the Portland Timbers grabbed a nice win on Sunday. Sunday’s win over the Sounders gave Portland its first ever win over the Sounders in MLS action, a small, but significant footnote in Timbers’ history. The Timbers (4-6-4, 16 points). Scottish striker Kris Boyd prooved his mettle in the Cascadia Cup.
Our man on the Seattle Sounders beat Jason Green breaks down the Seattle Sounders win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Kasey Keller was the man of the match. The Seattle win means they wrapped up 2nd place in the Western Conference and will host a 2nd-leg of a semifinal playoff series, against either Real Salt Lake or FC Dallas.