SANTA MONICA – The Portland Timbers were defeated 2-1 by the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.
It was a rough game for the Timbers from the beginning. In just the third minute of the game, Aaron Kovar received a cross in front of the goal line and easily redirected the ball into the back of the net, giving the Sounders a 1-0 lead.
The Timbers, however, equalized the game in minute 37. Rennico Clarke received a corner kick from Ben Zamanski that he then attempted to head into the goal. Augustine Williams, with a header of his own, redirected that ball into the back corner of the goal, and tied the game up 1-1.
Going into the second half, the match was still tied up 1-1. However, just 7 minutes into the that half, a handball was called inside the Portland Timber box. Zach Mathers took the penalty kick and scored for the Sounders putting them up 2-1. That was the last goal of the match and the Sounders took home the win.
Next, the Seattle Sounder will take on NYC FC on Saturday at 10:00 AM and the Timbers will face Colorado at 6:30 on Saturday.
Photo by ISI.