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Last night the Portland Timbers soccer team played the Seattle Sounders of the MLS in a US Open Cup match. It was an exciting matchup because the Sounders used to be in the same league as Portland before jumping to the MLS this year and the two teams, and their fans, hate each other. And by hate, I mean that Timbers fans cannot even say the word “Seattle” or “Sounders”. The atmosphere was amazing. A possible preview of what is to come when the Timbers join the MLS is 2011. PGE Park was sold out for the first time since the team began play in 2001. Fans were lined up for 2 blocks around the stadium for standing room only tickets 2 hours before kickoff. I found this guy wandering around on Morrison St. I cropped up on purpose. His awesome suit showed a bit more than we all wanted to see, but his love for the Timbers shows through. I will admit, I was not the biggest soccer fan, but you should go and give it a shot, it really is fun. Be sure to sit in section 107, that’s where the true fans and all the crazy’s hang out. Good times to be had there for sure. Click on an image below to see some of my photos from the game. The image of the fans with the flags was shot by my intern Liz. Nice job Liz.Email This Post