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Extreme heat prompts MLS to move Sounders game in Portland to nighttime

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, right, scores a goal on a penalty kick in the second half of a MLS soccer match against the Portland Timbers, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Seattle. The Sounders beat the Timbers 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE -- It might reach 95 degrees in Portland on Sunday,

That makes it a good time to seek shade and your neighbor's pool.

But not playing soccer.

The match between the Seattle Sounders against the Portland Timbers has been moved to 7:30 p.m. because of the heat. It had been scheduled for 1 p.m. It will be on ESPN2 with pregame beginning at 7 p.m.


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