Valeri scores for Portland in 2-1 preseason loss to Seattle Sounders at Tucson

A second-half goal from midfielder Handwalla Bwana lifted the Seattle Sounders to a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers in a preseason MLS match on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona.

The winning goal from the young, homegrown player came after a Timbers giveaway.

Portland's goal was scored by Diego Valeri with a header from a Sebastian Blanco cross that tied the score in the first half.

The Sounders took a 1-0 lead when Cristian Roldan put home a rebound after Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella had stopped a Harry Shipp close-range shot.

Saturday's match was the second of six preseason matches for the Timbers, and their first in the Mobile Mini Sun Cup tournament.

The Timbers now return to Portland for a week of training. Their next preseason match is on Feb. 14 back in Tucson.

Portland's starting lineup on Saturday consisted of Attinella, Alvas Powell, Larrys Mabiala, Liam Ridgewell, Vytas, David Guzman, Lawrence Olum, Blanco, Valeri, Dairon Asprilla and Fanendo Adi.

Zarek Valentin played the final 50 minutes at right back. In the second half, newly signed Paraguayan midfielder Cristhian Paredes and Peruvian winger Andy Polo each played his first minutes for the Timbers.

The second-half lineup included Kendall McIntosh in goal, Marco Farfan at left back, Julio Cascante and Bill Tulioma at center back, Andres Flores and Paredes at holding midfield, Victor Aboleda, Jack Barmby and T2 player Renzo Zambrano in attacking midfield and Jeremy Ebobisse at forward.

Polo replaced Zambrano in the 70th minute.

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