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July 24, 2012 10:30 PM EDT
JELD-WEN Field — Portland, Oregon
 

Portland Timbers 2-2 Aston Villa (4-5 pens): Guzan helps Villa to penalty win

Aston Villa wrapped up its preseason tour of the U.S. with a penalty shootout win over the Portland Timbers in front of 20,438 at Jeld-Wen Field.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Brad Guzan - Bolton Wanderers vs. Aston Villa
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After receiving only an obligatory late substitute appearance in his hometown of Chicago, Brad Guzan started for Aston Villa in the third and final match of its U.S. tour. He made it count, pulling off the deciding save in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers.

Sebastian Rincon made his first appearance for the Timbers, marking the occasion with an equalizer to Ciaran Clark's opener. Matthew Lowton again put Villa ahead, again from a corner. (Aston Villa failed to score from a corner throughout the entirety of last season.) This time Rodney Wallace put Portland even with a deflected shot.

"They play good football," Timbers coach Gavin Wilkinson said. "And we coped with it. We kept our shape, we broke them down. As the game wore on, maybe it was a level of fitness for them, but we started to impose ourselves more and more."

In the shootout Guzan blocked Bright Dike's attempt to give the English club a 5-4 penalty win.

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Portland Timbers

1
Troy Perkins
Goalkeeper
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Ryan Kawulok
Defender
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25
Steve Purdy
Defender
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18
David Horst
Defender
 - 
-
Mike Chabala
Midfielder
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11
Salvatore Zizzo
Midfielder
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13
Jack Jewsbury
Midfielder
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5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
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6
 - 
9
Kris Boyd
Striker
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-
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Aston Villa

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1
Bradley Guzan
Goalkeeper
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34
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19
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6
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13
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14
Brett Holman
Midfielder
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8
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46
Barry Bannan
Midfielder
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32
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14
 - 
10

Substitutes

12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
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27
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98
 - 
22
 - 
28
Freedie Braun
Midfielder
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11
Michael Fucito
Midfielder
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-
F. Songo'o
Midfielder
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-
C. Renken
Midfielder
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
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-
 - 
55
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Substitutes

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33
Andy Marshall
Goalkeeper
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43
Eric Lichaj
Defender
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29
 - 
2
 - 
40
 - 
36
Daniel Johnson
Midfielder
 - 
22
Gary Gardner
Midfielder
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Coach/Manager

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  • 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
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Results
January Friendlies
Times In EST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Jonathan Jonathan
Striker
Salzburg
1 1
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
1 1
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
1 0
Jakub Blaszczykowski Jakub Blaszczykowski
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
1 0
Marcel Gaus Marcel Gaus
Striker
Kaiserslautern
1 0