Tuesday Nov 19
Sounder at Heart
USA v Austria - international friendly gamethread
As the number of locally relevant soccer matches continues to dwindle at least we've got the United States with Headdie and B-Rad to entertain us - if you take a long lunch.
Timbers finish off Sounders to advance to MLS Western Conference Final
Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri admires his first half goal in the 44th minute as he knocked this effort past two Seattle Sounders FC defenders and goalkeeper Michael Gspurning to push the Timbers lead to 2 to 0. The Timbers extended the lead to 3 to 0 before Seattle made it interesting with two second half goals.
The News Tribune
Sounders prepare for changes after not meeting expectations
High-profile and high-priced designated players such as Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins had been brought in to get the Sounders beyond the Western Conference finals, where their previous season had ended.
The Miami Herald
Recap: Portland vs. Seattle
Portland, OR - The Portland Timbers advanced to the Western Conference final with a 3-2 second-leg win over Seattle Sounders FC on Thursday at JELD-WEN Field, marking Portland's first appearance in the last four.