Sounders Draw With Timbers 2-2 in Cascadia Cup Rivalry Match
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Clint Dempsey scored in stoppage time and the Seattle Sounders pulled into a 2-2 draw with the rival Portland Timbers in a Cascadia Cup match on Sunday night.
Fanendo Adi scored his 50th career goal for Portland and Dairon Asprilla added another at the end of the first half to give the Timbers a 2-1 advantage until Dempsey's late equalizer.
The Sounders, who took a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute when Joevin Jones scored on his own rebound, played a man down after Brad Evans was sent off with a red card in the final minutes of the first half. Seattle is winless in three straight games.
Heat in Portland moved the game to the evening, but temperatures were still in the 90's at the start of the game. The game was stopped for a hydration break in the first half.
Both teams and the Vancouver Whitecaps play in the unique-three-way Cascadia Cup, decided each season on points. The rivalry dates to 1975 when the teams were with the old North American Soccer League, but fans of the three teams christened the Cascadia Cup in 2004. Vancouver is the defending Cascadia Cup champion.