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Played
July 20, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
PPL Park — Chester, Pennsylvania
Referee:‬ R. Salazar‎
Attendance:‬ 18740‎
 

Philadelphia Union 0-0 Portland Timbers: Lightning threatens, but no strikes

Despite plenty of chances, this weather-delayed clash in Chester, Pa. ended without a single goal.

By Keith Hickey

Zac MacMath, Philadelphia Union, MLS
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The Philadelphia Union and the Portland Timbers met at PPL Park and came up with a scoreless draw.

The game was delayed half an hour after the interval as lightning strikes flashed across the sky around the Delaware River.

Philadelphia keeper Zac MacMath had arguably his best game of the season, coming up especially well with a reflex save on a short-range Diego Valieri shot.

The Union had some excellent chances late, the choice of which was a Leo Fernandes strike from range which was past Donovan Ricketts but struck the post.

The result preserves Portland's all-time unbeaten run against Philadelphia. In four games, the Timbers are 2-2-0 against the Union, holding the Pennsylvania side to just one goal.


Philadelphia Union

18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
 - 
28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
 - 
2
Jeff Parke
Defender
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
68′
 - 
44
Danny Cruz
Midfielder
79′
 - 
6
Conor Casey
Striker
43′
 - 
9
 - 
11
 - 

Portland Timbers

 - 
1
 - 
5
 - 
16
 - 
44
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
 - 
13
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
9
 - 
-

Substitutes

1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
Fabinho
Defender
79′
 - 
-
Matt Kassel
Midfielder
 - 
-
Kleberson
Midfielder
 - 
22
Leo Fernandes
Midfielder
68′ 76′
 - 
12
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
98
 - 
11
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
91′
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
46′
 - 
20

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
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  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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