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Played
July 7, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ J. Gonzalez‎
Attendance:‬ 15051‎
 
 

Columbus Crew 1-0 Portland Timbers: 10-man Timbers can't overcome early goal

Columbus took full advantage of an early goal and a Portland red card and grabbed all three points on Sunday.

Federico Higuain, Columbus Crew, MLS
Jamie Sabau
The Columbus Crew took a 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers on Sunday, thanks to an early goal from Bernardo Anor.

Just five minutes into the match Anor got on the end of a corner and headed it into the lower corner, giving his team a lead it would never relinquish.

Things got worse for the Timbers in the 11th minute, as the team's terrible start to the match saw Pa-Modou Kah receive a straight red and concede a penalty after being beaten to a ball in his own box. Federico Higuain pulled his penalty wide of the mark to save Portland from being two goals down, but playing almost 80 minutes a man down would be punishment enough.

Even without the second goal, the rest of the match was comfortable for the Crew, who held onto the slim advantage and took all three points.


Columbus Crew

28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Josh Williams
Defender
 - 
-
Danny O'Rourke
Defender
 - 
14
Chad Marshall
Defender
 - 
21
Chad Barson
Defender
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
4′
 - 
-
Konrad Warzycha
Midfielder
47′ 61′
 - 
20
William Trapp
Midfielder
 - 
8
Dominic Oduro
Striker
91′
 - 
18
 - 
10
 - 

Portland Timbers

 - 
1
 - 
5
 - 
16
 - 
44
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
14′
 - 
21
 - 
13
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
93′
 - 
6
 - 
-

Substitutes

-
Daniel Withrow
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
58′
 - 
23
Kevan George
Midfielder
61′
 - 
9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
91′
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
31
 - 
98
 - 
11
 - 
17
 - 
20

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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