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The greatest tifos ever unfurled in the Seattle vs. Portland rivalry

Ahead of Seattle's clash with Portland at Providence Park, relive the top five goals from the MLS era of this rivalry.

What makes Seattle vs. Portland the best rivalry in MLS? As Matt Pentz answers that question, he looks back at the greatest tifos ever to be raised at CenturyLink Field and Providence Park.

"Build a bonfire"

Seattle Sounders bonfire tifo
'Build a bonfire' was raised at CenturyLink Field in August 2013, and preceded a 1-0 Seattle win.

"Legends are born when the previous are surpassed"

Portland legends tifo
In June 2012, Portland fans introduced 'Legends are born' and duly beat Seattle 2-1.

"All in"

Seattle Sounders all in tifo
Seattle went all-in in October 2012 and won big by a 3-0 scoreline over the Timbers.

"There's no place like home"

Portland no place like home tifo
Not seen in this photo is the third panel of this tifo, which depicts a burning Seattle. The Sounders would win 4-2 in August 2014.

"Legends never sleep"

Portland legends never sleep tifo
Freddy Krueger staked Portland to a 3-1 over Seattle in July 2016.

"Decades of dominance"

Seattle decades of dominance tifo
Portland's first visit to Seattle in MLS was met with the 'Decades of dominance' tifo, which preceded a 1-1 draw.

Matt Pentz is a Seattle-based soccer reporter covering primarily the Sounders, Timbers and Whitecaps. Follow him on Twitter @mattpentz.


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