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Danso’s Portland Timbers lost 3-2 to Sounders

Jul 12, 2011, 12:38 PM

Gambia’s US-based soccer star Mamadou Danso and his Major League Soccer side, the Portland Timbers, in a game that saw a total of five goals in the second half, gave in to the Seattle Sounders who held on for a 3-2 victory on Sunday at the Jeld-Wen Field.

The Gambian defender, who was on form all night, did little to change what could be described as a dramatic and seesaw night. 

Danso sent the Timbers to their first MLS point in May when both side met in their first leg.

After a scoreless first half, according to goal.com, the Timbers (5-9-3) got on the board one minute into the second half on an own goal by Seattle defender Jeff Parke.

Montero evened the score in the 58th minute; Portland retook the lead in the 68th minute on Perlaza’s fourth goal of the year. But that was all the scoring the Timbers could have for the remainder of the game, whilst The Sounders emerged victorious with a 3-2 score-line.

For another encounter, Portland will host Mexico’s Club America in a friendly on Thursday evening.