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Portland Loses Again At Home

18 June 2010 1,203 views No Comment

The Timbers lost to Minnesota 1-0 in front of 8,000+ fans at PGE Park tonight, already their third home loss of the season. Portland (3-5-4) is now winless in their last 8 league matches and remains in a 3-way tie for 7th place in the overall standings.

In a physical game, full of yellow cards and fouls, the Stars would grab control early with a first half goal, eventually taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. However, the match would change when James Marcelin received a red card early in the 2nd half, the foul called in the Timber’s box. In perhaps the most exciting play of the evening, the resulting Minnesota PK was skillfully blocked by Steve Cronin, leading to a counter-attack and close attempt on goal. Playing a majority of the 2nd half a man down, Portland desperately applied pressure, aggressively attacking with speed and intensity, but in the end it wouldn’t be enough.

Portland will get their chance for revenge on Saturday as they head up to Minnesota (5-7-2), who is now 4 points ahead of the Timbers in the league table.

USSF Standings
USSF D-2 Pro League 2010

NASL Conference
NASL Conference GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
01. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 12 5 2 5 12 7 5 20
02. Montreal Impact 10 4 3 3 8 9 -1 15
03. Miami FC Blues 11 2 2 7 13 15 -2 13
04. Carolina RailHawks 9 3 2 4 11 8 3 13
05. Crystal Palace Baltimore 11 3 6 2 10 15 -5 11
06. AC St. Louis 10 2 7 1 7 17 -10 7
USL Conference
USL Conference GP W L T GF GA GD Pts
01. Austin Aztex 12 7 2 3 22 14 8 24
02. Tampa Bay Rowdies 11 5 3 3 18 13 5 18
03. Rochester Rhinos 11 5 3 3 13 10 3 18
04. NSC Minnesota Stars 14 5 7 2 12 19 -7 17
05. Portland Timbers 12 3 5 4 10 10 0 13
06. Puerto Rico Islanders 9 3 5 1 14 13 1 10

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