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Cascadian Summit

Portland and Vancouver to join Seattle for series of preseason matches at Starfire from March 4-6.


Sounders FC to host Cascadia Summit

Posted by: Sounders FC Public Relations
http://www.soundersfc.com/News/Artic...ia-Summit.aspx

RENTON, Wash. – Seattle Sounders FC announced today it will host a three-day Cascadia Summit which includes preseason matches between Sounders FC, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.

From Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6, the Cascadia Summit will feature forums involving the coaches and supporters groups from each club.

“With Portland and Vancouver joining Seattle in MLS, this marks the beginning of a new era for the game in this region,” said Seattle owner and general manager Adrian Hanauer. “Together, our clubs wish to bring together our teams and supporters for a time to celebrate our passion for the sport, the spirit of our supporters and the competitiveness of our clubs.”

The Summit’s opening match on March 4 will be Sounders FC facing Portland at 7:30 p.m. PT. On March 5, the Timbers and Whitecaps FC play at 5 p.m. PT.

The weekend activities conclude March 6 with the Sounders FC Academy U18 and Whitecaps FC Residency teams playing at 12 p.m., followed by the Seattle and Vancouver senior teams at 3 p.m. PT.

All matches will be played at the Starfire Sports Stadium. Tickets are $10 for each day and go on sale February 1 at SoundersFC.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. There is a two-day Sounders FC package for $18 that is good for both Seattle matches. No ticket is necessary for the Supporters Event/Coaches Forum.

Portland and Vancouver supporters will each be allotted 500 tickets in specific sections for their matches with Sounders FC. For the Whitecaps FC-Timbers match, each group will be allotted 1,300 seats, with 500 for Seattle fans. Seating is limited.

The Sounders FC Academy teams meet Crossfire Premier on Saturday at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. The U18s play at 11 a.m. followed by the U16s at 1:30 p.m.

Sounders FC begins preseason training on Tuesday at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash., and opens the MLS season on March 15 by hosting the L.A. Galaxy in First Kick 2011 on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. PT. For 2011 season tickets visit SoundersFC.com or call 877-MLS-GOAL.


Schedule of Events
(all held at Starfire Stadium)

Friday, March 4
7:00 p.m. Summit Opening
7:30 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Portland Timbers

Saturday, March 5
1:00 p.m. Supporters Summit & Coaches Forum
5:00 p.m. Portland Timbers v Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sunday, March 6
12:00 p.m. Sounders FC Academy U18 v Whitecaps FC Residency
3:00 p.m. Seattle Sounders FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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Matches will be streamed on the websites of all three teams, as well as on MLSsoccer.com.
Overall, there have been more than 230 matches across all competitions in the rivalries. The Sounders have a 54-42-15 record against the ‘Caps and a 35-21-5 mark against Portland. Vancouver have a 32-24-11 edge over the Timbers as well.

Fans of all three teams eagerly snapped up tickets for the Cascadia Summit in mere days. Portland and Vancouver both are expected to bring the full allotment of 500 fans to Tukwila for the festivities, which will include Q&A sessions with the head coaches, supporters’ forums, and other events.

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Timbers Topple Sounders

Cooper, Perlaza guide Portland past Seattle, 2-0


TUKWILA, Wash. — If Friday night was any indication, the Cascadia rivalry is going to be fun.

The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders renewed their rivalry at the MLS level for the first time Friday night in a preseason friendly, and it was Timbers who emerged victorious, with Jorge Perlaza’s goal the difference in the 2-0 victory in front of 3,100 fans at Starfire Sports Stadium.

Kenny Cooper added another tally in second-half stoppage time to seal the result in front of a raucous crowd of both team’s supporters.

The Timbers next take the field against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday at 7 pm ET (streamed live at www.portlandtimbers.com), while the Sounders have a day off before wrapping up the Cascadia Summit on Sunday at 6 pm ET against Vancouver (streamed live on www.soundersfc.com).

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Timbers, 'Caps muscle out 1-1 draw at Cascadia

Portland keep their unbeaten preseason intact despite Horst's OG


TUKWILA, Wash. – The Portland Timbers kept their unbeaten preseason record intact on Friday night, battling to a 1-1 draw with I-5 rivals Vancouver Whitecaps FC at the Starfire Sports complex in Day 2 of the Cascadia Summit.

A pair of defensive oddities — a mishandled save and an own-goal — gifted each side tallies in the first half of a match that was as wide open as it was physically bruising.

The Timbers eked out the early lead in the fifth minute through midfielder Ryan Pore, though the D-2 holdover was the recipient of a fortunate play.

Trialist Brian Umony — the only player in the Timbers' starting 11 without a contract — drove a low shot from the top right corner of the 18-yard box that 'keeper Jay Nolly could only parry onto the post. The ball spun off the woodwork and into the path of Umony, who finished from barely a yard out.

The 'Caps responded in the 36th minute after Atiba Harris served a pass to the left flank to Long Tan, who shot from 25 yards out. The effort forced a good save from Portland 'keeper Aiden Brown as he moved left, but teammate David Horst was ill-positioned and knocked the ball into his own net.

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'Caps close Cascadia with big win over Sounders

Salgado scores in strong 3-2 victory; Seattle's Fucito injured


TUKWILA, Wash. – Vancouver held off a furious Seattle rally in the closing match of the Cascadia Summit on Sunday as the ‘Caps won 3-2 behind a goal from top SuperDraft pick Omar Salgado, who also helped set up the eventual winner.

The Whitecaps also got goals from Russell Teibert and Camilo Sanvezzo in a strong overall performance to cap a weekend that saw them draw Portland 1-1 on Saturday at the Starfire Sports complex.

Roger Levesque had a goal and an assist for Seattle, but the loss was overshadowed by a serious injury to striker Michael Fucito, who was helped off the field with a hip injury in the first half.

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