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MLS: Seattle 3, Portland 0

Oct. 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Eddie Johnson and Fredy Montero each scored Sunday and the Seattle Sounders blanked Portland 3-0 in front of 66,452 fans at CenturyLink Field.

The Sounders took a 1-0 lead on an own-goal by Portland's Mamadou Danso in the 25th minute, and Johnson doubled the advantage 3 minutes later when he chipped home a cross from Brad Evans.

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Montero added an insurance tally in the second half, putting in his own rebound after his first shot was stopped by Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts in the 62nd.

Seattle (14-7-10, 52 points) vaulted over the Los Angeles Galaxy into sole possession of third place in the Western Conference with three games to play.

Portland fell to 7-16-9.

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