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July 3, 2012 10:38 PM EDT
Providence Park — Portland, Oregon
Referee:‬ F. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 20438‎
 
29′ Danny Mwanga
Alan Gordon 74′
 

Portland Timbers 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes: Visitors felled by the Timbers

San Jose, boasting the best record in MLS and an impressive comeback pedigree, fell to the Timbers.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Kris Boyd, Portland Timbers; Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes; MLS
Jonathan Ferrey
The comeback fell short for once. The San Jose Earthquakes could only claw back a consolation against the Portland Timbers, losing 2-1.

The 'Quakes have made a habit of turning games around late, scoring four stoppage-time winners in 2012. However, Portland's two goals held up against the team with the best record in MLS.

Half an hour in, Frank Songo'o raced down the right flank on the counter. His cross was met by a delicate clip in the box by Danny Mwanga. It was Mwanga's first for Portland.

Captain Jack Jewsbury scored his first of the season on the hour mark. David Bingham made a mess of a relatively straightforward set piece, bundling the ball under pressure from Mamadou Danso. Jewsbury slid to tip in the ball right on the goal line.

Alan Gordon scored San Jose's goal. Marvin Chavez slammed a shot into the congested box and Gordon stuck out a toe, redirecting the ball into the net.

But despite six minutes of stoppage time, the equalizer never came for San Jose.

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Portland Timbers

1
Troy Perkins
Goalkeeper
 - 
18
David Horst
Defender
 - 
26
Steven Smith
Defender
63′
 - 
98
Mamadou Danso
Defender
 - 
-
F. Songo'o
Midfielder
74′
 - 
13
Jack Jewsbury
Defender
60′
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
 - 
5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
86′
 - 
6
 - 
9
Kris Boyd
Striker
 - 
55
Danny Mwanga
Striker
29′
 - 

San Jose Earthquakes

 - 
1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
21
 - 
5
 - 
33
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
59′
 - 
6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
24

Substitutes

12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
16
 - 
11
 - 
28
Freedie Braun
Midfielder
86′
 - 
11
Michael Fucito
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
22
Evan Newton
Goalkeeper
 - 
24
Jed Zayner
Defender
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
 - 
-
T. Moreno
Striker
84′
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
59′
 - 
10
 - 
16

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