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Sounders FC Plays to Scoreless Draw with Portland in First Preseason Match of 2022

January 27, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Seattle Sounders FC News Release


Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Leo Chu vs. the Portland Timbers in preseason action in Tucson, AZ
Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Leo Chu vs. the Portland Timbers in preseason action in Tucson, AZ
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TUCSON, ARIZ. - Kicking off 2022 preseason action, Sounders FC drew 0-0 with Cascadia rival Portland Timbers Wednesday evening at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona. It was the first competitive match of the year for Seattle, who traveled to Tucson on Sunday for its first trip of the preseason.

Seattle had numerous chances at goal, the first coming midway through the first half when a cross that came in from the left side nearly found the feet of a sliding Dylan Teves. Albert Rusnák's cross in the 59th minute was able to find the head of Kelyn Rowe, who put a shot on frame into the hands of the Timbers goalkeeper. Seattle's best chance of the night came in the 72nd minute when Sam Adeniran ran down the right flank and crossed a ball into the area that was deflected twice in front of the Portland goal before being cleared.

With the exception of Will Bruin coming on for Raúl Ruidíaz at halftime, Seattle subbed out its entire lineup in the 62nd minute, putting in a number of 2021 Tacoma Defiance players, Sounders Academy players and unsigned draft picks who are with the club in Tucson.

Brian Schmetzer's side continues preseason training in the desert for another six days, taking on the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday, February 1 in another friendly. The team then heads home to Seattle for a week before departing for its second preseason trip in Palm Springs on February 8.

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Portland Timbers 0

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Venue: Kino Sports Complex

Referee: Victor Rivas

Assistants: Corey Rockwell, Chris Elliot

Fourth Official: Killian Richardson

Attendance: 2,018

SCORING SUMMARY

None

LINEUPS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei (Stefan Cleveland 62'); Joe Hafferty+ (Cody Baker+ 62'), Yeimar Gómez Andrade (Achille Robin* 62'), AB Cissoko (Jackson Ragen+ 62'), Randy Mendoza+ (Eric Kinzner+ 62'); Albert Rusnák (Sota Kitahara+ 62'), Kelyn Rowe (Hal Uderitz* 62'), Dylan Teves (Jack-Ryan Jeremiah^ 62'), Reed Baker-Whiting (Juan Alvarez+ 62'), Léo Chú (Sam Adeniran 62'), Raúl Ruidíaz (Bruin HT, Michael Luande^ 77')

Portland Timbers - Aljaz Ivacic (David Bingham HT); Donny Toia (Justin Rasmussen 69'), Zac McGraw (Sivert Haugli 60'), Abraham Bahachille, Mitchell Ferguson (Sean McDowd 86'); Milo Wray (Alex Moreno 74'), Dawson McCartney (Michael Dunne 86'), Santiago Moreno (Tega Ikoba 33'); Dairon Asprilla (Diego Gutierrez HT), Marvin Loría (Blake Bodily HT), Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Gerardo Duran HT)

+ 2021 Tacoma Defiance Player / ^ Academy Player / *Unsigned draft pick or trialist





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Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Leo Chu vs. the Portland Timbers in preseason action in Tucson, AZ
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