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Played
August 17, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 20674‎
 
26′ Ryan Johnson
M. Diaz 28′
 

Portland Timbers 2-1 FC Dallas: Timbers fell rotten Hoops

Dallas continued its nightmare turn to the season as Portland maintained its push toward the top of the Western Conference

Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers, MLS
Steve Dykes
FC Dallas continued its plummeting MLS form with a 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field.

All three goals came in a furious seven-minute stretch in the first half. Ryan Johnson put Portland on the board in the 26th with a towering header on Diego Valeri's high, looping corner kick.

Dallas pulled one back two minutes later, with newcomer Mauro Diaz finishing off a pinpoint passing move that involved Blas Perez and Fabian Castillo.

The parity was short-lived, though. Portland won the ball in Dallas' half and countered rapidly. Valeri played a slick ball to Darlington Nagbe, who netted the winner to help the Timbers break a modest three-game winless run.

Dallas, which once topped MLS in the early days of the season and won six of its first eight games, has now failed to win a league game since May 25, a run of 11 matches. The skid has seen the club plummet out of the playoff places and into seventh, trailing fifth-place Vancouver by three points.


Portland Timbers

1
Donovan Ricketts
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
23
Alvas Powell
Defender
 - 
16
 - 
44
Pa-Modou Kah
Defender
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
59′ 79′
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
53′
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
22
Rodney Wallace
Defender
 - 
-
Ryan Johnson
Striker
26′ 73′
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FC Dallas

 - 
1
R. Fernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
54′ 77′
 - 
14
George John
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
10
M. Diaz
Midfielder
28′ 72′
 - 
23
 - 
-
Erick
Midfielder
 - 
7
B. Pérez
Striker
58′
 - 
11

Substitutes

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
31
 - 
11
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
79′
 - 
13
 - 
20
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
22
 - 
25
 - 
-
Ramón Nuñez
Midfielder
72′
 - 
27
 - 
33

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • 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
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