The Rivalry

Decades of Conflict

In 2018 the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders competed for the 100th time. In the lead up to this historic match, the Timbers released a documentary that took a completely factual and unbiased look back at why soccer became the chosen arena for these two cities to assert their dominance over one another.

Oh, and Ken Burns even took notice.

They all agree – Seattle Sucks.

The documentary cites the foremost authorities on the rivalry.

The timbers won

Our social team was prepared for a little post-match gloating.

The living legend

With an obvious nod to his style, Emmy & Grammy award-winning director, Ken Burns, even retweeted it.


Sports IllustratedThe Washington Post, USA Today, Oregon Public Broadcasting, MLS Soccer, Pro Soccer USA, Soccer AmericaStumptown Footy, Boston.com, KOIN6, Willamette Week

2018 MLS Digital Content Experience of the Year

Art Director: Alex Kocher
Writer: Sean McGrath
Video Production: Juliet Zulu