Have you recovered yet? Do you believe it actually happened the way it did? Nope, me either. Still trying to wrap my head around that one...but boy was it amazing to be a part of. Yes, your Seattle Sounders FC faught back twice against the hated Portland Timbers in a thrilling 4-4 match that saw Designated Player Clint Dempsey bag a memorable hat trick.
Let's take a look back on the day from a social media perspective...because there was a LOT that hit the interwebs.
To get you all in the mood for this epic rivalry...
Then the Seahawks sent some luck our way. So much loves.
It was nearly time to march.
The day had arrived. Time to head south.
Probably my favorite picture ever. That's me with the beard, you guys.
Following the long travels south, we made it to Portland.
I have made it to my seat (sans cookies): pic.twitter.com/1HF4vd0qrb— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
I got to my seat...and didn't have cookies. Yet...
Then the team arrived. There were cheers.
It was good to be back. Love the support for this one.
Your Sounders FC lineup.
And then in our fancy new video format!
Some things are above rivalry. During Saturday's match, we're supporting Red Cross efforts to help mudslide victims in Oso, WA. #RCTID— Timbers Army (@timbersarmy) April 4, 2014
Hat tip to the Timbers Army for this. Thank you.
Obligatory panoramic picture.
Goal. Time. (It was actually Cooper who got the last touch.)
9’ - Goal for Portland! Chara steals the ball away from Pineda and marches in towards the area and fires home. 1-1. Not a bad start, eh?— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
Portland got one back.
14’ - Goal! Valeri with a fabulous turn and shoot inside the area to give the lead to the Timbers. My goodness. #PORvSEA— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
And then another…
24’ - DEMPPPPPPPPPPPPPPSEY!!! Horrible passing by Portland leads to a turnover to Clint who slots home. 2-2, baby! #PORvSEA— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
THEN DEUCE DID THIS BOOOOOOOM!
Then it was halftime and I got a chance to breathe.
55’ - Goal! Chara with a lovely deep effort after the Sounders back off of him all the way to the top of the box. Unreal. 3-2 PDX.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
57’ - Goal again! Urruti gets the ball on a turnover and whips it by Frei for the 4-2 lead. Just. Like. That. What on earth?— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
85’ - DEUCE STRIKES AGAIN! 4-3 NOW! Great ball in by Lamar, touched on by Oba to Clint who slots home. LET’S GOOOOOOOOOO! #PORvSEA— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
Clint is a man who loves a bit of the dramatics…
86’ - PENALTY SOUDNERS!!! DEANDRE TAKEN DOWN IN THE BOX!!!— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
So excited I could barely spell our team’s name.
87’ - GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL DEMPSEY! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! 4-4!!! 4-4 4-4 4-4!— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) April 5, 2014
Unreal match. Just unreal.
Yes, yes it was.
Great performance today from our captain Clint Dempsey. Congrats on the hat trick in a thrilling game against Portland!!— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) April 5, 2014
Three goals for Deuce. More of that please.
Wow.— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) April 5, 2014
DeAndre was impressed with that one.
Count them up. All great to take in. Good day!