Seattle vs Portland: By The Numbers (MLS Era, 2009- )

MLS Era – Sounders vs Timbers (2009- ) [as of August 28, 2017]


Home (form): 7-0-3 GD: 16-5 [DWDWWWWWWD]

Away: 2-5-3 GD: 19-25 [WLDLDWLLLD]

Total: 9-5-6 GD: 35-30  [DWLDWDWLDWWWLWLWLWDD]


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

Away: 0-1-0 GD: 2-3 [L]

Total: 0-2-0 GD: 3-5 [LL]

Open Cup

Home: 2-1-0 GD: 6-5 [WLW]

Away: 1-0-1 GD: 3-2 [WD]

Total: 3-1-1 GD: 9-7 [WDWLW]


Record Win: 3-0, CenturyLink Field, 10/7/2012

Record Defeat: 4-1, Providence Park, 6/28/2015

Record Total Goals:  8, Portland 4:4 Seattle, 4/5/2014

Doubles (win home & away same season): 1/0

Top Attendance

Home: 67,385, 8/25/2013

Away: 21,114, 7/17/16, 8/28/2016 and 6/25/2017

Individual Leaders

Goals: 9-Clint Dempsey (S), 8-Fanendo Adi (P), 6-Diego Valeri (P), 4-Fredy Montero (S), 4-Rodney Wallace (P), 4-Eddie Johnson (S), 4-Obafemi Martins (S)

Assists: 5-Rodney Wallace (P), 4-Lamar Neagle (S), 4-Brad Evans (S), 4-Diego Valeri (P), 4-Nicolas Lodeiro (S)

Forty-eight seconds into the MLS era, Sounders strike. And celebrate.

Shutouts: 3-Stefan Frei (S), 1-Michael Gspurning (S), 1-Donovan Ricketts (P)

Appearances: 24-Darlington Nagbe (P), 22-Osvaldo Alonso (S), 19-Jack Jewsbury (P), 19-Diego Chara (P), 18-Brad Evans (S), 17-Diego Valeri (P); also: 8-Zach Scott (S)

Coaching Records: Sigi Schmid (S) 9-7-5, Gavin Wilkinson (P) 0-2-2, John Spencer (P) 1-1-1, Caleb Porter (P) 7-9-4, Brian Schmetzer (S) 3-1-2

Referee Assignments: 4-Alan Kelly, 4-Jair Marrufo, 3-Hilario Grajeda, 3-Ricardo Salazar

Sent off: 9 [2-Brad Evans (S); Taylor Graham (S), Fredy Montero (S), Lovel Palmer (P), Osvaldo Alonso (S), Diego Chara (P), Michael Azira (S), Clint Dempsey (S), Nouhou Tolo (S), all one each]


For the first time in transitioning between eras there was no lapse in competition. While Seattle preceded Portland into MLS by two years, the Sounders and Timbers were matched each of those seasons in the Open Cup…Sparked by the big attendance numbers for both clubs and the spectacle of their supporters groups, national attention focused on the rivalry for the first time in over 30 years. ESPN televised the May 14, 2011 match and Sports Illustrated covered it as well.