Cascadia opponents, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers, continued their preparations for the start of the 2021 MLS season with two friendly games at the Sounders’ Starfire Sports in Tukwila, Wash., On Tuesday. The Games also marked the Timbers’ final preparations before their 2021 season kicks off with a trip to Honduras to face the Concacaf Champions League CD marathon.
Seattle Sounders 1, Portland Timbers 1
The teams ended the first half goalless, but exchanged chances in the second. Eventually the dead end was broken in the 62nd minute by recently returned fan favorite Fredy Montero. Montero scored for the Sounders two minutes after Felipe Mora was about to head the visitors into the lead.
GOAL: Fredy Montero pic.twitter.com/vnp7RocYNU
– Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) March 30, 2021
However, the Timbers were able to save a draw five minutes from time. Yimmi Chara set up Dairon Asprilla to find the network.
85th minute – Goal Timbers! Yimmi Chara crossed the ball into the penalty area and was escorted home by Dairon Asprilla (duh). 1-1. #RCTID
– Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) March 30, 2021
- 62 ‘- SEA – Fredy Montero
- 85 ‘- POR – Dairon Asprilla
Seattle Sounders: Stefan Frei, Brad Smith, Shane O’Neill, Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou Tolo, Cristian Roldan, Alex Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro, Joao Paulo, Fredy Montero, Will Bruin
Portland Timbers: Steve Clark, Dairon Asprilla, Claudio Bravo, Diego Chara, Yimmi Chara, Larry Mabiala, Felipe Mora, Cristhian Mora, Diego Valeri, Josecarlos Van Rankin and Dario Zuparic