Seattle vs Portland: By The Numbers (WSL Era, 1985-90)

Western Soccer Alliance/League Era – FC Seattle Storm vs FC Portland/Timbers (1985-90)

League – 12 meetings

Home (form): 2-2-2 GD: 7-9 [DDWWLL]

Away: 3-3-0 GD:12-6 [WWLWLL]

Total: 5-5-2 GD: 19-15 [WDWDLWWWLLLL]


Home: None

Away: None

Total: None

Other – 1 Friendly

Home: 0-1-0 GD: 0-2 [L]

Away: None

Total: 0-1-0 GD: 0-2 [L]


Record Win: 6-1, Civic Stadium, 7/3/1985

Record Defeat: 3-0, Memorial Stadium, 7/18/1990

Record Total Goals: 7, Portland 1:6 Seattle, 7/3/1985

Doubles (win home & away same season): 1/2

Individual Leaders

Goals: 4-Peter Hattrup (S/P), 3-Bruce Raney (S), 3-Dennis Gunnell (S), 3-Scott Benedetti (P)

Assists: 2-Eric Knapp (P), 2-Andy Schmetzer, (S), 2-Sean Connors (S), 2-Geoff Wall (S), 2-Chance Fry (S), 2-Tad Willoughby (S)

Shutouts: 4-Todd Strobeck (P), 2- Mark Schuur (S)

Appearances: 10-Todd Strobeck (P), 9-Peter Fewing (S), 9-Don Farler (S), 9-Scott Benedetti (P/S), 8-Grant Gibbs (P/S), 8-Daryl Green (S)

Tacoma native Brent Goulet, right, inflicted goals on Seattle, then later joined the Storm.

Coaching Records: Bruce Rioch (S) 1-1-1, Bernie Fagan (P) 2-5-2, Jimmy Gabriel (S) 2-1-1, Tommy Jenkins (S) 2-2-0, John Bain (P) 4-0-0, Stuart Lee (S) 0-2-0

Referee Assignments: 2-John Ott

Sent off: 2 [Ezam Byan (P), Dennis Gunnell (S)]

Top Attendance

Home: 6,427, 7/9/1988

Away: 4,010, 7/29/1990

Bruce Raney, left, scored Seattle’s first hat trick at Portland, in the inaugural Western Soccer Alliance match. (Frank MacDonald Collection)


The biggest win in the series (Portland 1:6 Seattle) was the inaugural Western Soccer Alliance match…Peter Hattrup scored for both sides (2/2)…Both Timbers coaches, Bernie Fagan and John Bain, had earlier played for Sounders and Seattle’s final coach, Stuart Lee, played for Timbers. Clive Charles, a longtime NASL Timbers player, served as FC Seattle coaching director in 1990…The nucleus of both teams was generally comprised of current and former players for Seattle Pacific, Washington, Portland and Warner Pacific, although many of the FCP/Timbers were Washington state natives…Kasey Keller played in one match, a 1-0 Portland win in 1989…The two largest crowds in the series (both over 6,000 in Seattle) both involved doubleheaders with Sounders-Timbers reunion games.