Oct 14, 2013 at 2am UK at ​Jeld-Wen Field
PortlandPortland Timbers
1-0
SeattleSeattle Sounders
Alhassan (45')
Alhassan (46')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Moffat (26'), Kennedy Hurtado (72'), Dempsey (76')
Alonso (73')

Result: Kalif Alhassan sends Portland Timbers of MLS Western Conference

Result: Alhassan sends Timbers of Western Conference
Kalif Alhassan's goal gives the Portland Timbers victory over the Seattle Sounders, which takes them to the top of the MLS Western Conference.

Portland Timbers have sailed to the top of the MLS Western Conference with a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders in a stormy affair at Jeld-Wen Field.

Victory for the home side sees them extend their unbeaten run to four games, while the Sounders are now without a win in four and sit two points off the pace.

The only goal of the evening came on the stroke of half time and it was an all-around defensive calamity.

Patrick Ianni and DeAndre Yedlin got in each others' way when Will Johnson clipped a free kick into the area, while Marcus Hahnemann had also come off his line but quickly retreated.

That left him out of position as the ball fell to Kalif Alhassan on the edge of the area, and the midfielder drilled a low effort into the net, with Yedlin turning his back on the shot and Ianni sticking out a leg half-heartedly.

The match became ill-tempered in the second half, which resulted in a flurry of yellow cards and a red for Osvaldo Alonso for fighting.

Despite having a man disadvantage, the Sounders could still have got something from the game. However, Steve Zakuani's shot came crashing off crossbar in the last minute of the game as they threw caution to the wind.

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