Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Timbers lose twice but clinch Commissioner's Cup
by Paul Kennedy, September 14th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[USL-1] Despite losing to the bottom two teams at home, Austin and Cleveland, in the space of three days, the Portland Timbers clinched the USL First Division regular-season title.

Puerto Rico was the last team with a chance to catch the Timbers but fell at Carolina, 2-1, on Saturday.

As the Commissioner's Cup winner, the Timbers will enter the USL-1 playoffs as the No. 1 seed and receive a bye to the semifinals slated for Oct. 1-4. All other playoff entrants have been set: Carolina, Puerto Rico, Charleston, Montreal, Rochester and
Vancouver.

While the second-place RailHawks and the fourth-place Charleston Battery can still reach 55 points by winning their remaining regular-season matches, the Timbers hold the advantage in the three-way tiebreaker should they all finish even in points, as well as the head-to-head tiebreaker over both clubs should one of the two catch them.

The 9,157 on hand Sunday helped the Timbers set a new modern-franchise record for regular-season attendance. In 14 regular-season home matches, the Timbers have seen 133,438 fans at PGE Park, topping the previous mark of 128,509 set in 2008. Portland, which will move to MLS in 2011, has one home match remaining on its regular-season schedule.

Results:
Sept. 7
Austin 0 Portland 1
Att.: 2,439
Goal:
POR: Stephen Keel 85

Sept. 8
Miami FC 1 Rochester 2
Att.: 460
Goals:
ROC: Johnny Menyongar (Ze Roberto) 31
MIA: Arron King (Jack Traynor) 71
ROC: Johnny Menyongar (Leslie Fitzpatrick) 77

Puerto Rico 2 Carolina 0
Att.: 2,053
Goals:
PR: Cristian Arrieta (penalty) 74
PR: John Krause (Jonathan Steele) 80

Sept. 9
Montreal 1 Vancouver 0
Att.: 11,867
Goals:
MON: Peter Byers (Leighton O'Brien) 90

Sept. 10
Minnesota 5 Puerto Rico 2
Att.: 2,143
Goals:
MIN: Marco Terminesi (Rod Dyachenko) 4
MIN: Kevin Friedland (Ricardo Sanchez) 37
PR: Fabrice Noel (Martin Nunez) 43
MIN: Rod Dyachenko 45
PR: Josh Hansen (penalty) 54
MIN: Ricardo Sanchez (penalty) 57
MIN: Brian Cvilikas (Jeremiah Bass) 88

Sept. 11
Charleston 2 Miami FC 1
Att.: 4,870
Goals:
CHA: Darren Spicer (Randi Patterson) 30
MIA: Aaron King (Bryan Shriver) 73
CHA: Scott Buete 90

Portland 1 Austin 2
Att.: 10,141
Goals:
POR: Own goal (David Horst) 29
AUS: Ryan McMahen 66
AUS: Lyle Adams (Michael Callahan) 82

Sept. 12
Carolina 2 Puerto Rico 1

Att.: 3350
Goals:
CAR: Gregory Richardson (Joseph Kabwe) 2
CAR: Andriy Budnyy (Gregory Richardson) 11
PR: Nicholas Addlery 66

Sept. 13
Rochester 0 Miami FC 0
Att.: : 6,381
Ejections
MIA: Nelson Pizzaro 90

Montreal 1 Minnesota 1
Att.: 12,805
Goals:
MIN: Marco Terminesi (Nathan Knox) 6
MON: Peter Byers (Roberto Brown) 85
Red Card:
MON: Peter Byers 90

Vancouver 2 Austin 1
Att.: 5,288
Goals:
AUS: Jarius Holmes (Kyle Brown) 51
VAN: Marcus Haber (Gordon Chin) 80
VAN: Gordon Chin (Lyle Martin) 86
Red Card:
AUS: Gifton Noel-Williams 77

Portland 0 Cleveland 1
Att.: 9,157
Goal:
CLE: Jason Hotchkin 24
Red Card:
CLE: Anthony Peters 90

Standings:
TEAM W L T GF GA P
Portland 15 5 10 43 19 55
Carolina 15 7 7 41 19 52
Puerto Rico 14 7 8 41 30 50
Charleston 13 5 10 30 19 49
Montreal 12 10 7 32 29 43
Rochester 11 9 9 34 32  42
Vancouver 10 10 9 40 35 39
-----------------------------------
Minnesota 7 12 10 37 41 31
Miami FC 8 16 5 25 49 29
Cleveland 5 17 7 21 48 22
Austin (-2) 5 17 8 28 51 21

Leading Scorers:
11 Gbeke, Vancouver
11 Menyongar, Rochester
11 Keita, Portland
10 Pore, Portland
10 Arrieta, Puerto Rico
8  James, Vancouver



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Juergen Klopp    
"He took a wrong turn at some point. But everything is back to normal now. He ...
TV Report: MLS expansion teams ink local deals    
As expected, New York City FC has entered into a multi-year agreement with YES Network, while ...
Timbers land Wake's Vidovich to run T2    
The Portland Timbers, who dipped into the college ranks to get head coach Caleb Porter, have ...
Veterans in demand as Re-Entry Draft concludes    
Stage 2 of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft offered up fair doses of everything, as did ...
MLS Trade Central: Thursday's deals    
Sporting Kansas City has signed 25-year-old Hungarian international forward Krisztian Nemeth from Dutch cub Roda JC  ...
What They're Saying: Michael Garcia    
"It is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude ...
Video Pick: Player loses his wig!    
The 19-year-old defender Baily Cargill was one of the top rated players for second division Bournemouth ...
MLS Trade Central: Wednesday's deals    
MLS and Chivas de Guadalajara reached an agreement regarding Mexican star Erick "Cubo" Torres, who played ...
NASL will open 2015 spring season on April 4    
The North American Soccer League will open its fifth season with the first week of the ...
Las Vegas gets its soccer stadium, too    
It isn't every day that two cities pass measures to build soccer stadiums. Hours after the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives