Seattle Sounders 0 - 2 Portland Timbers

With goals from forwards Kenny Cooper and Jorge Perlaza, the Portland Timbers defeated Seattle Sounders FC 2-0 in a preseason match Friday at Starfire Sports Complex. Friday's matchup was the opening game of the Cascadia Summit, a three-day event featuring preseason matchups between Major League Soccer’s three Northwest clubs – Portland, Seattle and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

The Timbers took a 1-0 lead into halftime, with Perlaza scoring his first goal of the preseason in the 21st minute. Portland then fought off a persistent attack from Seattle in the second half and was able to close out the match with a goal in second-half stoppage time from Cooper to earn its second preseason victory.

Goalkeeper Troy Perkins and the Timbers' defense endured 18 shots by Sounders FC, including 11 in the second half, to record their fourth straight shutout in preseason. The Timbers have not conceded a goal since the 47th minute of a 1-1 preseason draw against the LA Galaxy on Feb. 8. With the win, the Timbers remain unbeaten in preseason with a record of 2-0-4.

The Timbers will return to action on Saturday as they take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a preseason match. The Community Shield will be played on Wednesday at Qwest Field and will feature the US Open Cup Champion Sounders facing the MLS Cup Champion Colorado Rapids.

The MLS regular season opens March 15th when the LA Galaxy visit the Sounders.

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