Game Notes | Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC | July 17, 2016

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  • SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2016, 12 NOON (PT)

    2016 SCHEDULE2016 MLS RECORD: 6-6-8(Home: 6-2-2 Away: 0-4-6)

    2016 ALL-COMPETITIONS RECORD: 7-7-7(Home: 7-3-2 Away: 0-4-6)

    DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT TV/ATTENDANCESun., March 6 COLUMBUS W 2-1 21,144Sun., March 13 @San Jose L 1-2 18,000Sat., March 19 REAL SALT LAKE T 2-2 21,144Sun., April 3 @Orlando City SC L 1-4 31,114Sun., April 10 @LA Galaxy T 1-1 25,667Wed., April 13 FC Dallas L 1-3 21,144Sat., April 16 San Jose W 3-1 21,144Wed., April 27 @New England T 1-1 10,144Sun., May 1 TORONTO FC W 2-1 21,144Sat., May 7 @Vancouver L 1-2 22,120Wed., May 11 @FC Dallas L 1-2 10,381Sun., May 15 NYCFC L 1-2 21,144Sun., May 22 VANCOUVER W 4-2 21,144Sat., May 28 @Chicago T 1-1 14,729Wed., June 1 SAN JOSE W 1-0 21,144Tues., June 14 SAN JOSE^ W 2-0 16,834 Sat., June 18 @Real Salt Lake T 2-2 20,317Sun., June 26 HOUSTON 3-2 21,144Wed., June 29 LA GALAXY^ L 0-1 18,164Mon., July 4 @Colorado T 0-0 18,579Sun., July 10 @NY Red Bulls T 0-0 19,985Wed., July 13 MONTREAL T 1-1 21,144Sun., July 17 SEATTLE 12:00 p.m. FOXSat., July 23 LA GALAXY 12:30 p.m. ESPNSun., July 31 @Sporting KC 11:00 a.m. FOXSun., Aug. 7 SPORTING KC 1:00 p.m. ESPNSat., Aug. 13 @D.C. United 4:00 p.m. KPDXSun., Aug. 21 @Seattle 6:30 p.m. FOX Sports 1Sun., Aug. 28 SEATTLE 2:00 p.m. FOX Sports 1Sat., Sept. 3 @FC Dallas 6:00 p.m. KPDXSat., Sept. 10 REAL SALT LAKE 7:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTSSat., Sept. 17 PHILADELPHIA 3:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTSSat., Sept. 24 @Houston 5:30 p.m. KPDXSat., Oct. 1 @Colorado 4:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTSSun., Oct. 16 COLORADO 4:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTSSun., Oct. 23 @Vancouver 1:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTS

    ^ 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match*Dates and times subject to change

    VP Communications: Chris Metz - (503) 553-5433, cmetz@timbers.com; Manager, Media Relations: Jhamie Chin - (503) 553-5529, jchin@timbers.com; Manager, Media Relations: Katie Simons - (503) 553-5539, ksimons@timbers.com; Coordinator, Media Relations: Kevin Acevedo- (503) 553-5512,

    kacevedo@timbers.com

    MATCH INFORMATION

    Date: Sunday, July 16Kickoff: 12 noon (Pacific)Location: Providence ParkForecast: Partly Cloudy, 78 degrees

    Referee: Jair MarrufoAssistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Jeff HoskingFourth Official: Mark Geiger

    National TV: FOXTalent: John Stong (play-by-play), Brad Friedel (analyst), Julie Stewart-Binks (reporter)

    English Radio: 750 The Game (KXTG 750 AM, 102.9 FM)Talent: Jake Zivin(play-by-play), Ross Smith (analyst)

    Spanish Radio: La GranD (KGGD 93.5 FM, 1150 AM)Talent: Josue del Castillo (play-by-play), Ozkar Ramos (analyst)

    TIMBERS

    6-10-2 (20pts)

    VS.

    SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC AT PORTLAND TIMBERS

    SEATTLE

    6-6-8 (26pts)

    Providence Park opened on April 14, 2011, in front of a sold-out crowd in the Timbers first-ever home match as an MLS team. The club proceeded to sell out all of its regular-season home games in the teams first six MLS seasons. Spanning the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the Timbers compiled an MLS-club record 22-game unbeaten streak (12-0-10) at Providence Park from April 6, 2013 to June 1, 2014. The streak ranks as the third-longest all-time in MLS history.

    95CONSECUTIVE REGULAR-SEASON HOME SELLOUTS:

    MLS WEEK 19 SCHEDULEFriday, July 15Houston at LA 8 p.m. UniMas

    Saturday, July 16D.C. at Columbus 4:30 p.m. Chicago at Dallas 6 p.m.Sporting Kansas City at Colorado 6 p.m.New England at Real Salt Lake 7 p.m.Orlando at Vancouver 7 p.m.

    Sunday, July 17Seattle at Portland 12 noon FOXNew York City at Montreal 2 p.m. ESPNNew York at Philadelphia 4 p.m. FOX Sports 1

    NO PLACE LIKE HOME

    LAST MATCH RECAP

    The Portland Timbers battled the Montreal Impact to a 1-1 draw before a sold-out crowd of 21,144 fans at Providence Park on July 13, extending their unbeaten streak to eight games in league play. Producing five shots in the first half, the Timbers (6-6-8, 26pts) opened the scoring in the 14th minute of play when forward Jack McInerney notched his fifth goal of the season, heading midfielder Jack Jewsburys corner kick into the back of the net after battling to win an aerial duel inside the six-yard box.

  • CATEGORICAL WON-LOST-TIED

    SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC AT PORTLAND TIMBERSSUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

    HOME ROAD OVERALLOverall: 6-2-2 0-4-6 6-6-8vs. Eastern: 2-1-1 0-1-3 2-2-4vs. Western: 4-1-1 0-3-3 4-4-4Day Games: 4-1-0 0-2-1 4-3-1Night Games: 2-1-2 0-2-5 2-3-7On Grass: 0-0-0 0-2-5 0-2-5On Turf: 6-2-2 0-2-1 6-4-3Pre-All-Star: 6-2-2 0-4-6 6-6-8Post-All-Star: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0Scoring First: 5-0-2 0-2-2 5-2-4Opponent Scoring First: 1-2-1 0-2-1 1-4-2One-Goal Games: 4-1-0 0-2-0 4-3-0Leading at Half: 3-0-0 0-2-1 3-2-1Trailing at Half: 1-2-1 0-2-0 1-4-1Tied at Half: 2-0-1 0-0-5 2-0-6Leading at 75: 4-0-0 0-0-2 4-0-2Trailing at 75: 1-1-1 0-4-0 1-5-1Tied at 75: 1-1-0 0-0-3 1-1-3Outshooting Opponent: 3-0-2 0-1-0 3-1-2Outshot by Opponent: 3-2-0 0-3-6 3-5-6Shots Even: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0When Scoring 0 Goals: 0-0-0 0-0-2 0-0-2When Scoring 1 Goal: 1-2-1 0-4-3 1-6-4When Scoring 2 Goals: 2-0-1 0-0-1 2-0-2When Scoring 3 Goals: 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0When Scoring 4+ Goals: 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0When Allowing 0 Goals: 1-0-0 0-0-2 1-0-2When Allowing 1 Goal: 3-0-1 0-0-3 3-0-4When Allowing 2 Goals: 2-1-1 0-3-1 2-4-2When Allowing 3 Goals: 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0When Allowing 4+ Goals: 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0Pacific Time Zone: 6-1-2 0-2-3 6-3-5Mountain Time Zone: 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-1Central Time Zone: 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-1-1Eastern Time Zone: 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-1-1Primary Unis: 6-1-1 0-3-5 6-4-6Rose City Red Unis: 0-0-1 0-1-1 0-1-2On ESPN/ESPN2: 4-0-0 0-0-1 4-0-1On FOX Sports 1: 0-0-0 0-2-1 0-2-1On ROOT SPORTS: 0-1-1 0-1-2 0-2-3On FOX 12: 1-0-1 0-1-2 1-1-3On KPDX TV: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0On UniMs: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0Monday: 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-1Wednesday: 1-1-1 0-1-1 1-2-2Friday: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Saturday: 1-0-1 0-1-2 1-1-3Sunday: 4-0-0 0-2-2 4-2-2March: 1-0-1 0-1-0 1-1-1April: 1-0-0 0-1-2 1-1-2May: 2-0-0 0-2-1 2-2-1June: 2-0-0 0-0-1 2-0-1July: 0-0-1 0-0-2 0-0-3August: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0September: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0October: 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

    HEAD COACH CALEB PORTERHead coach Caleb Porter enters his fourth season with the club in 2016 aftersigning a long-term contract extension on Jan. 27, 2016. Since joining the Timbers in 2013, Porter has compiled one of the leagues top winning percentages among active MLS coaches with a record of 47-31-44 (.566), leading the Timbers to their first MLS Cup title in 2015, two Western Conference Championship appearances and double-digit wins in each of his first three seasons.

    Over Porters first four seasons, the Timbers have lost the fewest games (31) of any MLS team, and have compiled regular-season point totals of 57 (2013), 49 (2014) and 53 (2015). Ad-ditionally, since 2013, Portlands combined point total (185) ranks tied as the sixth-most in MLS, behind only the New York Red Bulls (196), FC Dallas (195), LA Galaxy (194), Sounders FC (187), and Sporting KC (186). Additionally, Portlands 38 shutouts ranks tied as second-most in the league, while their 17 road wins ranks tied as the third-most in MLS during that span.

    The 2013 MLS Coach of the Year, Porter coached in his 100th game as an MLS coach against Real SaltLake on Oct. 14, 2015, posting a record of 39-25-36 in those games, which tied San Jose Earthquakeshead coach Dominic Kinnear for the fewest losses (25) in MLS history in a coachs first 100 careergames. In addition, his .570 winning percentage during that span ranks fourth among active coachesthrough their first 100 games, behind the LA Galaxys Bruce Arena (62-37-1, .625), Seattles Sigi Schmid(52-33-15, .595) and Kinnear (40-25-35, .575). Ending the 2015 campaign with a nine-game unbeatenrun across all competitions, the Timbers lifted their first MLS Cup trophy with a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC on Dec. 6, 2015. Portland finished the regular season with an MLS-club-record 15 wins, whilealso tying for the league lead in shutouts (13). On the road, the Timbers finished the 2015 season tiedfor the most road wins (7) in the league.

    During his tenure, the Timbers have qualified for CONCACAF Champions League twice (2014-15, 2016-17), finished in the top three in the Western Conference in two of his first three seasons and made theirdeepest run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, reaching the semifinals in 2013.

    Porter was announced as the Timbers head coach on Aug. 29, 2012, and joined the club ahead of the2013 MLS campaign. Porter received the Slats Gill Award for Sportsperson of the Year at the Oregon Sports Awards on March 9, 2014, becoming the fourth soccer-related figure to receive the award sinceit was founded in 1957. On Aug. 6, 2014, Porter helped guide the MLS All-Stars to a 2-1 win over Ger-man power Bayern Munich in the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Providence Park in Portland.

    During Porters first season with Portland in 2013, the Timbers assembled one of the biggest turnaroundseasons in MLS history, finishing the regular season atop the Western Conference table. In comparisonto 2012 totals, the Timbers assembled a 23-point improvement in points and an MLS-record, 43-goalimprovement in goal differential. Portlands five losses during the 2013 regular season tied for the few-est in MLS history in a 34-game season and the Timbers led the league with 15 shutouts. The Timbersrecorded a 15-game, home unbeaten streak during the 2013 regular season, posting a league-best11-1-5 home record at Providence Park and an MLS single-season record 11 home shutouts. In 2014,the Timbers netted a team-record 61 goals while recording the best goal differential (plus-9) of anynon-playoff team in MLS history.

    Prior to joining the Timbers, Porter, who holds a U.S. Soccer Federation A license and an NSCAAadvanced national diploma, was one of the most successful coaches in NCAA history during his tenureas head coach at the University of Akron (2006-12). He compile