July 9, 2011 in Sports

Hostile hospitality


Kasey Keller knew exactly when all the good will from spending his college career in Portland was gone. When Keller (pictured right) attended a Trail Blazers game last January, the video board panning the arena stopped on Keller. In the past, his picture might have elicited cheers or at least a polite ovation for the former Portland star and U.S. national team goalkeeper. This time, with Keller playing for the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers months from joining Major League Soccer, the reaction was a tidal wave of boos. “That was pretty cool. I got a good laugh out of it,” Keller said. Keller and the Sounders will enter the hornet’s nest Sunday afternoon when they face the rival Timbers in the first MLS match between the sides played in Portland. – AP

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