Chivas USA 1 Portland Timbers 0
English winger Ryan Smith rounds Portland’s Steven Smith en route to creating the winning goal for Chivas USA today over the Timbers at Home Depot Center (Photo by Staff Photographer Steve McCrank).
In the end it wasn’t much of a game with 10-man Chivas USA handling struggling Portland easily with a minimum of fuss.
The Timbers didn’t have a shot on target until around the 70th minute, Chivas USA posted a third consecutive MLS shutout and the lone goal, at least, was a thing of beauty.
And with Portland never scoring more than one goal on the road since joining the MLS, the lone strike – just the club’s 12th all year – was enough for the victory.
Staff Writer Phil Collin has the game story.