MLS Game Summary - San Jose at Portland|
(Sunday, April 14, 2013)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Portland 1, San Jose 0
Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Will Johnson fired home a brilliant free kick
in the 78th minute of Portland's match at Jeld-Wen Field on Sunday, a goal
that held up as the game-winner in the Timbers' 1-0 defeat of the 10-man San
After a scoreless first half with neither side causing much of a threat, the
match turned in Portland's favor with the showing of a second yellow card to
The Earthquakes striker extended his elbow while challenging for a header in
the 69th minute, catching Mikael Silvestre and drawing blood from the
It took the Timbers just nine minutes to take advantage of the extra man as
they made the most of a set piece with 12 minutes to play.
Kalif Alhassan was brought down by Ramiro Corrales at the edge of the penalty
area and Johnson made the visitors pay, curling a superb shot over the
Earthquakes wall and into the upper corner of Jon Busch's net.
The Timbers closed out the match to preserve the clean sheet and improve to
2-1-3 on the season, good enough for third place in the Western Conference
with nine points.
San Jose's record of 2-3-2 sees the club stay tied with four other Western
Conference teams on eight points.
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