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Watch: Clint Dempsey scores twice in Sounders’ win over Timbers

Clint Dempsey continues to be in fine form for the Sounders.
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Clint Dempsey helped lead the Sounders to a key win over the Timbers on Sunday, scoring twice in the second half of a 3–1 victory.

With the rival Sounders and Timbers locked in race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, Dempsey’s two goals helped Seattle move to within a point of Portland in the standings. 

Dempsey’s first goal came in the 61st minute after Cristian Roldan earned a penalty. Dempsey fooled the keeper with a kick down the middle. 

Watch Dempsey’s hat trick from earlier this month

Roldan laid the ball off to Dempsey in the 80th minute and the veteran buried a shot in the far low corner. 

Roldan found the net himself three minutes later to stretch the lead to 3–0. Portland’s Fanendo Adi made it 3–1 with a goal in the third minute of stoppage time.