MLS Game Summary - Portland at New England|
(Saturday, April 2, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Portland 1, New England 1
Foxborough, MA (Sports Network) - The expansion Portland Timbers earned their
first point in Major League Soccer with a 1-1 draw at the New England
Revolution on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
The Revolution got the game's first goal in the 22nd minute when a ball was
played into the Portland area from the right side, but headed back right up
the middle by the defense. Stephen McCarthy volleyed the errant clearance,
one-time from about 20 yards, into the right-post side-netting for his first
goal of the season.
The Timbers got the equalizer about 15 minutes later, however, when Jack
Jewsbury scored with a left-footed blast from just outside the Revs penalty
area for his first goal of the season. Jeremy Hall got the assist on the play.
The draw improves the Timbers to 0-2-1 on the young season while New England
(1-0-2) remains unbeaten in it's first three fixtures to start the campaign.
New England will aim to stay unbeaten in league play when it travels to take
on another expansion team, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, on Wednesday, while
Portland will look for its first win vs. Chicago in its next MLS fixture on
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