For the first time since the two teams both participated in USL-1, the United States' old second division, the Portland Timbers lead the Seattle Sounders in Seattle. Ryan Johnson is Portland's hero, firing his team ahead 1-0 in the 15th minute.
Jack Jewsbury provided the assist with a cross, and Johnson's near post run was perfect. The goal came on Portland's first real chance of the game, after Seattle had dominated for the opening 15 minutes. Seattle were already the aggressors, but they might have to turn up the pressure a bit, now that they're down a goal at home.