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Chivas USA 1-1 Portland Timbers: Timbers stumble in playoff race

The visiting Timbers could not manage to turn possession into goals against Chivas USA.

By Keith Hickey

Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers, MLS
Steve Dykes
Despite dominating possession and passing, the Portland Timbers were only able to manage a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA.

The Goats took the lead in the 23rd minute. Carlos Borja's cross was redirected into the upper corner of the net via a looping header from Bryan De La Fuente.

Diego Valeri, so effective for Portland this season, came on as a substitute and equalized shortly into the second half. A good team move which involved Valeri holding off a defender to retain the ball came to Jose Valencia inside the box. He muscled off the Chivas defenders and dropped a ball for Valeri to smash in from the edge of the area.

The draw leaves the Timbers on 43 points, in the fifth and final playoff spot with a three-point advantage over FC Dallas. Chivas USA remains last in the West.


Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Bobby Burling
Defender
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
77′
 - 
3
 - 
5
Carlos Borja
Defender
84′
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
 - 
59
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
88′
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
56′
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
25′
 - 
9
E. Torres
Striker
 - 

Portland Timbers

 - 
1
 - 
5
 - 
16
 - 
44
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
11
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
46′
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
20
 - 
22

Substitutes

-
Patrick McLain
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
Steve Purdy
Defender
 - 
-
C. Chueca
Midfielder
77′
 - 
-
J. Rivera
Striker
 - 
7
 - 
-
J. Morales
Striker
 - 
26
Matt Fondy
Striker
56′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
31
 - 
8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
46′ 50′
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
 - 
37
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1