Tifo-ing, standing, chanting, shoving, pushing, complaining, swearing, stretchering, dead-ball fouling. Ah . . . another Sounders-Timbers split-lip festival. Somehow, a goal erupted in the mayhem Sunday night, otherwise the brawl would have spilled into Pioneer Square, destined for much untidiness with mounted police and tasers.
Fortunately for civil stability, the Sounders prevailed 1-0, the Timbers were injured and cranky, and the soccer world saw that the Northwest axis of Major League Soccer can put on a big show.