Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Portland Timbers punish wasteful Seattle Sounders

T&T international Joevin Jones played for 53 minutes of the Seattle Sounders 0-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Wednesday

T&T international Joevin Jones played for 53 minutes of the Seattle Sounders 0-1 loss to the Portland Timbers on Wednesday

Joevin Jones played for 53 minutes as his MLS team, the Seattle Sounders, lost 0-1 to bitter rivals Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer on Wednesday night at Providence Park, Portland.

Yimmi Charra scored in the 13th minute, his third goal in three games, to seal the win for the Timbers.

Jones, who had one shot on target in the match, went off in the second half, where he was replaced by Alex Roldan.

Seattle produced 19 chances in the match, with Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark making six valuable saves.

Defending MLS champions Seattle are still on top of the Western Conference on goal difference (+15), but they have been joined on 26 points by the Portland Timbers (+2). 

The Seattle Sounders travel to Dignity Health Sports Park to play the LA Galaxy on Sunday.

The Sounders are 8-10-10 all-time against the Galaxy, including a 3-6-5 mark on the road.

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