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Portland Cascadia Cup match pushed to Sunday night

In this May 27, 2017 file photo, Seattle Sounders’ Clint Dempsey, right, and Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell, left, battle for a header in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
In this May 27, 2017 file photo, Seattle Sounders’ Clint Dempsey, right, and Portland Timbers defender Liam Ridgewell, left, battle for a header in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The start time for Sunday’s Major League Soccer match between the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers has been pushed back to 7:30 p.m. because of high temperatures in the forecast.

The Cascadia Cup rivalry game was originally scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. local time. But the National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures hovering around 100 for the afternoon hours.

The late start means the field will not be in direct sunlight at all during the game.


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