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April 27, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 20186‎
 

Sporting Kansas City 2-3 Portland Timbers: Goal glut outdoes Chance Myers double

Sporting KC lost ground in the race for top spot in the East, ending up on the wrong end of a five-goal thriller.

By Keith Hickey

Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City, MLS
Kyle Rivas
The Portland Timbers came out on top against Sporting Kansas City, grabbing the odd goal in five to ensure a 3-2 scoreline and bolster its early-season playoff ambitions.

Chance Myers got the party started early, the Sporting defender heading home Matt Besler's throw-in less than a minute into the match.

Portland responded in the 25th minute with a headed goal of their own, Ryan Johnson nodding in Diego Valeri's corner.

Myers restored his side's lead a few minutes later, cleaning up in the box after a free kick.

And just a few minutes after that, the Timbers responded, with Johnson again key. His run down the left channel on the counter drew the defense away from Darlington Nagbe, who had an easy job to level it.

Portland flipped the script ion the second half and took the lead in the 58th minute. Rodney Wallace made an excellent run at goal from the left flank, and Diego Chara threaded a ball of matching quality. Wallace then showed great composure to finish past Jimmy Nielsen and give Portland the win.


Sporting Kansas City

1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Matt Besler
Defender
 - 
7
Chance Myers
Defender
1′ 29′ 90′
 - 
15
Seth Sinovic
Defender
 - 
78
 - 
6
Paulo Nagamura
Midfielder
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
10
Benny Feilhaber
Midfielder
61′
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
52′
 - 
16
 - 
17
C.J. Sapong
Striker
 - 

Portland Timbers

 - 
1
 - 
5
 - 
18
 - 
98
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
78′
 - 
13
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
-
 - 
22

Substitutes

18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
 - 
24
 - 
19
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
 - 
37
Jacob Peterson
Midfielder
61′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
16
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
72′ 79′
 - 
9
 - 
20

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Yellow Card / Red Card
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  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
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  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1