Chará and Roldán brothers make history in Major League Soccer
For the first time in the history of a Cascadia derby, two pairs of brothers started for their respective teams in the clash between Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers.
The Cascadia Cup is the name of the trophy created in 2004 that is awarded each Major League Soccer season to the best team in the Pacific Northwest region, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps. These three teams have roots dating back to the days of the original North American Soccer League and in the first edition the Whitecaps claimed the trophy.
Brothers make history in first derby
On Sunday, Portland Timbers hosted the Seattle Sounders at Providence Park in the first Cascadia derby of the 2021 MLS regular season. The Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer opted to put Yimmi and Diego Chará on from the beginning and Timbers manager Gio Savarese decided to include Alex and Cristian Roldán in the starting line-up.
This is the first time in the history of the Cascadia derby that two pairs of brothers start for their respective teams and the Roldán brothers helped their team take the victory and the points. After 90 minutes, Seattle defeated Portland 2-1 thanks to Raúl Ruidíaz (63rd minute) and Fredy Montero (79th minute) strikes.
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These games always carry extra energy and the intensity is high and for the first time since August 2019 there were fans in attendance, but at a limited capacity. Fans present in the stands had to be socially-distanced from one another and wear masks to comply with the local health guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
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