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
Valeri golazo rescues Portland at home
by Paul Kennedy, July 19th, 2014 3:11AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  colorado rapids, mls, portland timbers

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS: Week 19] For the ninth time in 11 games, the Portland Timbers trailed at home. Six times they've come back to earn a draw. But for the first time they came back to win, getting late goals from Argentines Maxi Urruti and Diego Valeri to beat the Colorado Rapids, 2-1, and get three critical points in their bid to get back into the Western Conference playoff race.

The Rapids could have moved into second place with a win and opened up a nine-point gap on the Timbers, and they looked to be in good shape when Deshorn Brown scored on a rebound in the 16th minute. But Colorado, which was already missing suspended starters Vicente Sanchez, Nick LaBrocca and Shane O’Neill, lost Brown and rookie Marlon Hairston with injuries.

The first Portland goal was scored Urruti at the near post off a pass from Jack Jewsbury in the 72nd minute, 11 minutes after he entered the game, and Valeri won the game with a golazo from 30 yards in the 77th minute.

Portland Timbers, 2014 Home Games:
1-1 Philadelphia (64th minute: 0-1)
1-1 Chicago (19th minute: 0-1)
4-4 Seattle (3rd minute: 0-1)
1-1 Chivas USA (never trailed)
3-2 D.C. United (never trailed)
1-1 LA Galaxy (92nd+ minute: 0-1)
3-3 Columbus (45th+5 minute: 1-2/81st minute: 2-3)
3-4 Vancouver (26th minute: 1-2)
2-2 FC Dallas (27th minute: 0-1)
0-1 Sporting KC (24th minute: 0-1)
2-1 Colorado (16th minute: 0-1)
Note: In parentheses the minute Timbers fell behind.

Brown's goal marked the seventh time the Timbers have fallen behind in the first half. There are now 2-2-7 in 11 home games. Portland coach Caleb Porter said the double switch of Argentines Gaston Fernandez and Urruti for Steve Zakuani and Fanendo Adi was the difference in the game.

“Sometimes you make subs and you chop it up too much and you never get into a rhythm,” Porter said. “So my thought was bring them both on and let them get into a rhythm together, versus layering it in, so that was the thinking.”

Portland moved to within two points of FC Dallas and Vancouver, tied for fifth place, but it has played one more game than Dallas and two more than the 'Caps.


MLS WEEK 19, Results:
Friday, July 18
Portland 2 Colorado 1.
COL: Deshorn Brown 16
POR: Maximiliano Urruti (Jack Jewsbury, Will Johnson) 72
POR: Diego Valeri (Diego Chara) 77
Att.: 20,814.

Wednesday, July 16
LA Galaxy 5 New England 1.
LA: Robbie Keane (Baggio Husidic) 10
LA: Gyasi Zardes (Robbie Keane, Stefan Ishizaki) 18
NE: Lee Nguyen pen. 38
LA: Gyasi Zardes (Robbie Keane) 48
LA: Stefan Ishizaki 75
LA: Robbie Keane 78
Red Cards: LA -- Dan Gargan 36; NE -- A.J. Soares 29.
Att.: 17,717.
 
Philadelphia 3 New York 1
PHL: Conor Casey (Andrew Wenger) 9.
PHL: Fred (Conor Casey, Sheanon Williams) 51.
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Thierry Henry, Ambroise Oyongo) 60.
PHL: Sebastien Le Toux pen. 69.
Att.: 18,541.

Columbus 1 Sporting KC 2

SKC: C.J. Sapong (Benny Feilhaber) 42.
CLB: Igor Juliao (own goal) 69.
SKC: Benny Feilhaber (Jacob Peterson, Igor Juliao) 90+3.
Red Cards: SKC -- Aurelien Collin 59; CLB -- Wil Trapp 89.
Att.: 13,643.

Toronto FC 1 Vancouver 1
VAN: Darren Mattocks (Russell Teibert, Pedro Morales) 50.
TFC: Jermain Defoe pen. 64.
Att.: 22,591.

MLS WEEK 19, Schedule:
Saturday, July 19
6 p.m. ET
Sporting KC vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2
7 p.m. ET
New York vs. San Jose
7:30 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Montreal
8:30 p.m. ET
Chicago vs. Philadelphia
9 p.m. ET
FC Dallas vs. New England
Houston vs. Toronto FC
10 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver
Sunday, July 20
8 p.m. ET
D.C. United vs. Chivas USA, UDN

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
32 Sporting KC 9-5-5 27/17
31 D.C. United 9-5-4 26/19
25 Toronto FC 7-5-4 24/21
23 New England 7-9-2 24/249
23 New York 5-6-8 31/30
------------------------------------------------
22 Philadelphia 5-8-7 32/34
20 Columbus 4-7-8 21/25
19 Chicago 3-4-10 25/27
18 Houston 5-11-3 20/38
14 Montreal 3-9-5 17/29

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
38 Seattle 12-4-2 35/24
28 Real Salt Lake 7-4-7 27/24
27 LA Galaxy 7-3-6 25/14
27 Colorado 7-6-6 28/24
26 FC Dallas 7-7-5 30/29
------------------------------------------------
26 Vancouver 6-4-8 28/26
24 Portland 5-6-9 32/33
23 Chivas USA 6-7-5 20/27
16 San Jose 4-8-4 16/18
------------------------------------------------
MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
16+1 Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
14 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
13 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
11+1 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
9+2 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
9 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
8 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
7+1 Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia
7+1 Deshorn Brown, Colorado
7+1 Maximiliano Urruti, Portland
7 Joao Plata, Real Salt Lake
7 Jack McInerney, Montreal
7 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United


1 comment
  1. Andrea Hana
    commented on: July 19, 2014 at 12:38 p.m.
    That was an amazing "comeback" second half for Portland. Good for them!


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
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 ...
U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List    
John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the ...
Road to Vancouver: More to Brazil than Marta    
Marta, whose magnificent performance powered Brazil past the USA Sunday at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage    
The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 ...
Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany    
Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, ...
Olsen sees new D.C. stadium as one piece of grand plan    
He's D.C. United through and through, so head coach and former player Ben Olsen knows better ...
A decade later, D.C. United gets its stadium    
No MLS stadium deal has been a cakewalk, but no club spent so many years before ...
Lagerwey succession begins at Real Salt Lake    
General manager Garth Lagerwey is not even out the door -- his future home is reported ...
Gold Cup expands into Canada    
The 2015 Gold Cup will be played in many of the usual cities -- 11 of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives