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Hodgson and Spencer discuss the friendly, which resulted in a 3-2 victory for West Brom.
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Mamadou “Futty” Danso headed in the game winner and Troy Perkins called him one of the best “unknowns” in the league. The stats agree, if you haven’t seen these yet, check out the in-depth match stats from PowerStats. They’ve been tracking the Timbers for the last three league games and rate Danso as the best player on the team, by quite a margin:
We caught some video of Futty’s game winner from up in 205. The Timbers are now tied for 2nd in the West and 3rd overall in the MLS Standings. They are a point ahead of the rival Sounders with a game in hand.
John Spencer was moved by the crowd, and even grabbed a flag after the match to join in the celebration (via the official site):
“I don’t want to give the wrong impression when I say the fans don’t win games,” Spencer said
With three matches in the span of six days a week, the Timbers decided to play a team of mostly reserves (with only Troy Perkins having started in the previous match) against lowly San Jose (1-4-2 in league play). After 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, San Jose found a way to score off a header, becoming the first team to come away from Jeld Wen Field with a victory:
When it appeared the defensive tug-of-war battle was headed to penalty kicks, Opara came through for San Jose. Midfielder Sam Cronin, who had collected a cleared corner kick, crossed the ball into the box, where Opara flicked it past Perkins for the winner.
Read the full recap at the official site.
Geoffrey C. Arnold had this to say about the quality of play on the field:
The Timbers controlled much of the play throughout the game but had few
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Dropping Timber – Timbers Shine in the Rain, Beat Chivas 2-0 for First Win
SCUSA – Timbers top Chivas USA 2-0 in US Open Cup First Round
Timbers Insider – Post-Match Thoughts: Timbers vs. Chivas
Timbers Offside – US Open Cup Qualifier: Timbers 2 – Chivas 0
Soccer Watcher – US Open Cup Qualifying
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The Timbers pulled out their first official win of the year, a 2-0 victory over Chivas USA in a first round US Open Cup qualifying match. Over 5,000 fans cheered on their Timbers at a packed University of Portland’s Merlo Field on a rainy and cold Tuesday evening. Click below to continue reading the recap, and for post-match interviews and photos…
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It was cold sunny afternoon in Toronto as the Timbers lost their second match of the season. Javier Martina was the man of the match as he scored both goals for Toronto FC. The first goal came in the 14th minute after the Timbers defense failed to breakup the Toronto attack. Dwayne De Rosario broke into the box and gave a great pass to a poorly marked Martina who was able to beat Adin Brown.