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Timbers - Sounders Rivalry is the Best in MLS

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    I am more than willing to admit that I'm biased when it comes to this statement, but there is no greater rivalry in the MLS than Portland and Seattle. In all actuality, I don't think this is even a close call.

    This rivalry has been going on since long before these two teams were brought into the MLS and has only gotten more intense since both teams became part of the league. The games have sold out CenturyLink Field (home of the Seattle Seahawks) on more than one occasion and claims four of the top seven all time attendance records in the MLS.

    My beloved Timbers have been on the losing end of this rivalry more often than I would like (MLS = 7 - 3 - 4 (Seattle)/ All Time = 41 - 27 - 10 (Seattle)), but every game almost always comes down to a single goal that determines the winner and every game is always so spirited that most people in attendance exit the game with a hoarse voice.

    What do you think? Does your favorite teams rivalry beat this one or do you agree with me that this is the best rivalry in the MLS?

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    I'm not real bug into soccer. But from what I hear, this is the biggest rivalry. Like the Bears and Packers. I don't have a favorite side or anything, but I always enjoy watching big rivalry games. As the games plays on, you will surely develop a team that you want to win.
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    PowerPlay Wrote: I'm not real bug into soccer. But from what I hear, this is the biggest rivalry. Like the Bears and Packers. I don't have a favorite side or anything, but I always enjoy watching big rivalry games. As the games plays on, you will surely develop a team that you want to win.

    I encourage you to join the bandwagon then! This is one of the few soccer rivalries that ESPN will air and I have a feeling that bigger channels will begin picking up major soccer games as it gets more popular.

    I actually think the main reason soccer hasn't become more popular with the major channels is because of its format of no time outs and no game breaks outside of the half. It makes it hard in our advertising driven culture for those companies to make a lot of money on it.