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Timbers defeat rival Sounders 4-2

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Timbers players congratulate Timbers forward Lucas Melano after Melano scored the the third of four team goals for the Timbers in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders, Aug. 28, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Timbers players congratulate Timbers forward Lucas Melano after Melano scored the the third of four team goals for the Timbers in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders, Aug. 28, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

The Portland Timbers scored four goals in the first half then held off Cascadia rival Seattle 4-2 on Sunday, snapping the Sounders' five-game unbeaten streak.

Vytautas Andriuskevicius, Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano and Steven Taylor scored for the defending MLS Cup champion Timbers (9-10-8). They remained in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Seattle forward Clint Dempsey missed the game because of medical tests for an irregular heartbeat. Dempsey also was left off the U.S. national team's roster for upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.

Jordan Morris scored for the Sounders (9-13-4). They beat the Timbers 3-1 last Sunday in Seattle but sit in eighth place in the conference standings.

It was the third meeting this season between the Cascadia Cup rivals. Fans of the two teams, along with supporters of the Vancouver Whitecaps, created the Cascadia Cup in 2004 for the winner of the three-way contest based on points each season.

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