The Portland Timbers made history with a come-from-behind 4-1 win against the Seattle Sounders, extending their winning streak to four games against their longstanding rivals. The Timbers came back from a 1-0 deficit with a flurry of goals in the second half, beginning with Dairon Asprilla’s stunning bicycle kick goal that equalized the score. Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Nathan Fogaca, and Juan Mosquera added three more goals to the scoreboard within the last 20 minutes of the game.
The Timbers broke a six-game winless run and delivered a significant blow to the Sounders, who had comfortably dominated most of the match. Raúl Ruidíaz had scored the lone goal for the Sounders, giving them a lead, but Héber’s substitution and the Sounder’s shift into a 4-4-2 allowed the Timbers to mount their comeback.
The Sounders had taken the field without Cristian Roldan and other injured players, while Gio Savarese had lost several key players throughout the season. Nevertheless, the Timbers managed to control the game and maintain their winning streak against the Sounders. This win highlighted the Timbers’ renewed momentum as the team continues to pursue a playoff spot this season.
Overall, this match showcased the intense rivalry between the Timbers and Sounders, with both teams aiming for victory. The Timbers’ impressive comeback victory against the favored Sounders was a testament to their resolve and determination to succeed, while the Sounders were left with a tough loss to ponder. Despite the challenges that both teams faced, they played another memorable game in their storied rivalry.