Portland Timbers star striker Brian Fernández dominates Seattle, again

Lindsey Wisniewski
NBC Sports Northwest

Ambition doesn't grow on trees.

That was the tifo the Seattle Sounders had ready for their rivals, the Portland Timbers, in front of 50,072 rave green cladded supporters at CenturyLink Field on Sunday evening. 

But in a place where victories are hard to come by, the Timbers proved to be the more ambitious team, leaving everything on the field in a heated rivalry that might just be the finest in Major League Soccer.

Argentine forward Brian Fernández had his way with the Sounders on June 12, tallying two goals in the Timbers 2-1 victory over their rivals to the North in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup. But on Sunday, Fernández proved he was hungry for more. 

Here's a look back at all the best moments of the Timbers 2-1 win over the Sounders in Seattle. 

In all started in the 19th minute when Fernández caught fire. Off a Jorge Moreira shot that hit the crossbar, Fernández buried the rebound to give Portland a 1-0 lead in the match.

The Sounders fired back with shots from Jordan Morris and Gustav Svensson in the 22nd and 40th minute, but Seattle's offense was stifled. Portland led 1-0 at halftime.

Seattle finally got on the board in the 50th minute, when Raul Ruidiaz rounded Timbers goalie Steve Clark for the equalizer.

But in a matter of moments, 75 seconds to be exact, Ruidiaz's game-tying goal was forgotten.

While his goal was being replayed in front of the home crowd, Brian Fernández did Brian Fernández things, notching his second goal of the night and ninth goal in the last eight games.

It's safe to say, it's Brian Fernández's world and we just live in it. The Timbers will now get a well-earned six days of rest before taking on the LA Galaxy next Saturday at Providence Park. 

Portland Timbers star striker Brian Fernndez dominates Seattle, again originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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