Sounders take 2-1 lead over Timbers

The Timbers and Sounders square off in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup tonight at 7 p.m. Listen live on as broadcasters Andy McNamara and Aaron Heinzen call the action. Click here for the match tracker.

Portland has allowed the fewest goals in the league this season - seven in nine matches. In U.S. Open Cup play, the Timbers are 2-1-0 in matches on the road. The Timbers face a Seattle team that has never been beaten at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash., and has lost only one of their last six matches.

Starting Line ups:
POR: GK Wicks, D Griffin, D J. Thompson, D Knowles, M S. Thompson, M Gregor, M Poltl, M Higgins, M Hague, F Jordan, F Bagley

SEA: GK Eylander, D Merl, D Scott, D Sakuda, D Treschuk, M Gardner, M Le Toux, M O'Brien, M Alcaraz-Cuellar, F Levesque, F Howes

Match Highlights:
Kickoff - 7:10 p.m.
1 - Timbers corner kick by Gregor, shot by Knowles over the cross bar.

3 - Jordan makes run down the right touch line sends cross into the box, cleared by Seattle.

6 - Second corner of the night taken by Gregor who's cross misses wide.

7 - Wicks punched out a cross by Seattle's Alcaraz-Cuellar.

11 - Hague was fouled from behind by Seattle's Levesque near the midfield line, free kick taken by Griffin.

14 - Yellow card issued to Andrew Gregor.

17 - Bagley takes a ball to the face as Seattle's Sakuda attempts to clear the ball.

19 - J. Thompson scores on a header from a free kick by Gregor.

23 - Shaun Higgins issued a yellow card.

25 - GK Josh Wicks made a reaction save to stop a shot Seattle's Le Toux from 12 yards out.

30 - Seattle's Le Toux broke free past the Timbers' backline and received a ball over the top. Wicks, charging off his line swipped the ball off of Le Toux's foot before he could get a shot off.

33 - Seattle's O'Brien shaken up on a defensive effort against Jordan in the box.

38 - Yellow cards issued to Scot Thompson and Seattle's Gardner on an altercation involving a throw in.

40 - Knowles given a straight red card for an apparent elbow to a Seattle player in the box. The foul set up a PK goal by Alcaraz-Cuellar.

45 - Bagley was issued a yellow card with a challenge by behind on Seattle's Treschuk. Alcaraz-Cuellar was also issued a yellow following the initial play.

Halftime subs - POR: Lara in for Bagley and Morrison in for Hague. SEA: Besagno in for O'Brien.

61 - Wicks and Timbers defense hold off Seattle offensive pressure on three corner kicks.

Note - Seattle's O'Brien taken to a nearby hospital after suffering a concusion and laceration on his head.

67 - Corner kick for Seattle, cleared by the Timbers defense.

68 - Seattle's Treschuk issued a yellow card.

 69 - S. Thompson chased down Seattle's Le Toux to break up a one on one opportunity.

70 - Sounders take 2-1 lead on a goal by Jake Besagno, assisted by Howes.

 81 - Higgins set up Jordan for a point blank shot that was denied by Eylander. Scot Thompson fired the rebound but was again defelected by the Seattle defense. 

84 - Timbers have two corner kick opportunities.

Scoring Summary: