Timbers need their best to beat the best

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark comes out to stop Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco during Sunday's 2-0 Timbers defeat at Providence Park.

It's a safe bet the Portland Timbers won't let the frustration from Sunday's loss to Atlanta United fester.

The Seattle Sounders arrive for a 7 p.m. Friday game. And, as Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri noted, the Cascadia rivalry means so much more to Portland than missing a chance to avenge its 2018 championship game loss to Atlanta.