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Played
September 7, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 20674‎
 
45+1′ Kalif Alhassan
 
 
87′ Will Johnson
 
90+3′ Diego Valeri
 

Portland Timbers 4-0 Toronto FC: Late blitz demolishes Toronto

There was no recourse for the Reds as Caleb Porter's men left it late but smashed open the TFC defense.

By Keith Hickey

Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers, MLS
Steve Dykes
A dismal season cfor Toronto FC continued as the Reds were thoroughly outclassed by the Portland Timbers, 4-0 at Jeld-Wen Field.

Kalif Alhassan scored for Portland in first-half stoppage time, collecting a blocked free kick on the edge of the box and slamming a volley home.

The floodgates opened for Portland as the Timbers grabbed three late goals to humble Toronto.

Rodney Wallce scored the game's second in the 83rd minute. A poor touch afrom Gale Agbossoumonde allowed Diego Valeri to steal the ball and play in Wallce to finish past Joe Bendik.

The third came shortly after, when Will Johnson scored from close range. The Timbers captain found space in a crowded box to take a pass from Jose Valencia and slot it home.

Valencia created the fourth in stoppage, when he muscled his way in from the left flank and crossed for an unmarked Diego Valeri to finish at the far post.

Portland (10-5-12) moves back into the playoff spots with the resounding win, equal on points with Colorado but with a game in hand. Toronto (4-13-10) is probably not making the playoffs.


Portland Timbers

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
16
 - 
44
Pa-Modou Kah
Defender
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
39′ 87′
 - 
11
Salvatore Zizzo
Midfielder
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
46′ 77′
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
20
A. Valencia
Striker
 - 
22
Rodney Wallace
Defender
40′ 83′
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Toronto FC

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12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
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-
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6
 - 
13
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
94′
 - 
2
 - 
20
Darel Russell
Midfielder
 - 
19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
 - 
23
Álvaro Rey
Midfielder
74′
 - 
10
 - 
32

Substitutes

90
Jake Gleeson
Goalkeeper
 - 
31
 - 
-
 - 
98
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
77′ 93′
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
91′
 - 
7
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Substitutes

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40
 - 
28
Mark Bloom
Defender
 - 
-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
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-
 - 
17
 - 
37
 - 
33

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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