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Played
April 14, 2013 10:50 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 20674‎
 
78′ Will Johnson
 

Portland Timbers 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes: Will Johnson free kick settles tight affair

One moment of quality from the Canadian international made the difference as Portland got all three points from the 10-man Earthquakes.

By Seth Vertelney

Ryan Johnson, Dan Gargan, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes, MLS
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Will Johnson's late free kick gave the Portland Timbers a 1-0 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes in a mostly dull match at Jeld-Wen Field.

The game was a tense affair, with San Jose allowing the home side much of the ball and neither goalkeeper bothered much by ineffective attacks in front of them.

With 20 minutes to play, San Jose's task was made tougher when Alan Gordon was sent off for a second yellow. Replays showed the forward catch Mikael Silvestre with a flying elbow while going up for a header, leaving the Frenchman with a bloody mouth.

Buoyed by their advantage, the Timbers pushed forward and grabbed the game's only goal with a moment of true quality in a match that had been lacking it. Will Johnson curled a fantastic 25-yard free kick up and over the Earthquake wall which flew into the far corner, giving Jon Busch no chance.

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Portland Timbers

1
Donovan Ricketts
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
18
 - 
98
Mamadou Danso
Defender
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
78′
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
84′
 - 
13
Jack Jewsbury
Defender
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
22
Rodney Wallace
Defender
 - 
-
Ryan Johnson
Striker
91′
 - 

San Jose Earthquakes

 - 
18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Ty Harden
Defender
64′
 - 
33
Dan Gargan
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
2
 - 
5
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
16
 - 
24

Substitutes

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
91′
 - 
-
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
81′
 - 
17
 - 
9
 - 
20
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
 - 
6
Abdul Tommy
Midfielder
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
63′
 - 
11
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker

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  • Substitution OUT
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2