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Charleston ends Portland's seven-game USL-1 winning streak
July 23rd, 2007 7AM

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Former Portland Timber forward Byron Alvarez helped the Charleston Battery end USL First Division leader Portland's seven-game winning streak as the Timbers fell 2-0 to the Battery Sunday night at Blackbaud Stadium. Portland was playing its fifth match in nine days and its second in two nights. It suffered its first loss since June 9 in a 2-1 loss to the Rochester Raging Rhinos but remain on top of the USL First Division. Ten minutes after Timbers forward Bryan Jordan, who entered the match as a second-half substitute, was sent off for the second of his two yellow cards, Charleston midfielder Luke Vercollone doubled the Battery lead, knocking home a rebound for his first goal of the season. The Richmond Kickers became the first team to clinch a playoff berth in the USL-2. For complete results and goalscorers ...

USL First Division
July 17
California 1 (Bianchi 39) Atlanta 0.

July 18
Minnesota 1 (Farber 12) Montreal 1 (Leduc pen. 71).

July 19
Portland 2 (Gregor 29, Olum 52) Vancouver 1 (Nash 18).

July 20
Miami 2 (Cameron 49, Zinho 51) Carolina 1 (Sanfilippo 89).
Puerto Rico 1 (Gonzalez 67) California 1 (Hansen 77).

July 21
Atlanta 0 Portland 1 (Bagley 65).
Rochester 2 (Scheufele 52, Diallo 73) Seattle 3 (Howes 38, Levesque 55, Alcaraz-Cuellar 80).

July 22
Charleston 2 (Alvarez 26, Vercollone 75) Portland 0.
Puerto Rico 3 (N. Delgado 3, 41, Atieno 28) Carolina 1 (Worthen 19).
Miami 1 (own goal 30) California 1 (Hansen 4).

USL Second Division
July 16
Bermuda 1 (Astwood 46) CP Baltimore 2 (Brooks 28, 40).

July 18
Harrisburg 2 (Schofield 7, Ombiji 36) Cincinnati 1 (Micklos 34).
Bermuda 0 Cleveland 0.

July 20
Cincinnati 1 (Micklos 70) Richmond 0.
Western Mass 0 CP Baltimore 1 (Brooks 89).

July 21
Cleveland 1 (Moffat 86) Richmond 1 (Watson 90).
New Hampshire 0 CP Baltimore 1 (Rush 89).
Charlotte 1 (Daka 53) Wilmington 0.

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