Returning Dempsey helps Sounders topple Timbers
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Clint Dempsey and Marco Pappa were on target as MLS Western Conference leaders the Seattle Sounders recorded a 2-0 victory over the struggling Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

It took the home side until the last 20 minutes to break the deadlock as Dempsey put them ahead before Pappa made sure of the points four minutes from time.

The result takes the Sounders 10 points clear of Real Salt Lake in second, while the second-bottom Timbers remain just five points off bottom spot.