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May 25, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ J. Rivero‎
Attendance:‬ 14131‎
 
 
 

D.C. United 0-2 Portland Timbers: Hosts stay mired to bottom of MLS table

D.C. United, with five points from 12 games, has the worst record in MLS, which was compounded by a home loss to Portland.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Rodney Wallace, Portland Timbers, MLS
George Frey
After suggesting he wanted to leave the club, Carlos Ruiz made his first D.C. United start against the Portland Timbers. But the Guatemalan striker couldn't make the difference for bottom-of-the-league United, which lost 2-0 to the Timbers in RFK Stadium.

In the 20th minute, the Timbers worked the ball across the field from a throw-in. Frédéric Piquionne fed Rodney Wallace, who wound up and blasted the ball into the top of the goal.

Ten minutes into the second half, Portland doubled the lead. Darlington Nagbe settled a midfield ball by heading to Ryan Johnson, who scooped it over the D.C. back line. Nagbe five-holed Bill Hamid.

In seven previous appearances, all as a substitute, Ruiz had played 100 minutes total for D.C. He lasted 71 minutes into Saturday's loss.

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D.C. United

28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
 - 
14
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
65′
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14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
-
M. Sánchez
Midfielder
46′
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19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
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11
C. Ruíz
Striker
71′
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Portland Timbers

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1
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5
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16
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44
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4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
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13
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21
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6
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-
 - 
9
 - 
22

Substitutes

31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
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24
 - 
33
Taylor Kemp
Defender
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14
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-
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17
Conor Shanosky
Midfielder
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-
L. Pajoy
Striker
71′
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Substitutes

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-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
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-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
31
 - 
11
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
88′
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14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
73′
 - 
20

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