Sounders Flying High, Beat Portland — Up Win Streak To 7
Seattle Sounders FC (11-9-5, 38 points) earned a full three points at Providence Park in primetime action on Sunday night against Portland Timbers (10-7-7, 37 points).
In the 102nd all-time meeting between the two organizations dating back to 1975, Seattle battled to a hard-fought victory, moving the club's MLS regular-season record against the Timbers to 10-7-6 since 2011. The win also advances Seattle's club-best winning streak to seven games, which now ties the club with 2012 Sporting Kansas City for a single-season league record in the post-shootout era. Additionally, Brian Schmetzer's side is now unbeaten in 10 straight games, having not lost since June 30. The win moves Seattle above the red line for playoff qualification, as the club currently sits fifth in the Western Conference. Sounders FC also moves into the lead for the 2018 Cascadia Cup with six points, three points ahead of Portland and Vancouver, with one match remaining.