AC St. Louis Trounce the Timbers
The Timbers played their worst game of the season by dropping to AC St. Louis 3 nil. Mike Ambersley got the hat trick for St. Louis, as the Timbers seemed to just hand the goals over him. Simple mistakes were quickly exploited by Ambersley who scored in the 26th minute and then chipped a ball over Cronin just a minute later to make the game 2-nil. Josten had a chance, but was stopped by the keeper just before half.
The second half was as lackluster as the first for the Timbers, as Ambersley scored again for the hat trick in the 57th minute. The Timbers tried to move the ball to Dike as usual, but the St. Louis defense did a good job of breaking up chances. The Timbers offense never seemed to get on track and defensive lapses led to easy goals for AC.
One positive note for the match was the delightful color commentary coming from Ian Joy on 95.5 the game. Joy sat out this match due to his yellow card accumulation.
This loss snapped Portland’s season long five game unbeaten streak. The Timbers face the Tampa bay Rowdies this Saturday in game two of this three game road trip. Those damn Rowdies won their last match against their Florida rival Miami FC 2-nil last Sunday. Ian Joy will be back with the squad on Saturday and hopefully today’s loss was a fluke that we can forget about.
Box Score here
AC St. Louis Fanatic – Ambersley, Dufty Chop Down Timbers: AC St. Louis Wins 3-0
Next up is the Tampa bay Rowdies this Saturday at 4:30 pm.
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