Timbers Fall 2-0 in Montreal
April 28, 2012, 2:09 pm
The Portland Timbers, who were fresh off their defeat over Sporting Kansas City, were looking to continue the forward progress with a game against the Montreal Impact.
However, two goals in the last 15 minutes by Montreal, an area the Timbers have had recurring struggles, propelled the Impact to a 2-0 victory at Olympic Stadium.
Portland struggled to get their offense going from the get go, and forward Kris Boyd had a particular tough time, receiving very few touches for most of the match.
Montreal was able to draw first blood in the 76th minute when newly-acquired Timbers Steven Smith was whistled for a handball inside the box. The Impact's Bernardo Corradi was able to cash in on the penalty kick to put Montreal up 1-0.
An insurance goal was added in the 84th minute when Sinisa Ubiparipovic found the back of the net off a Davy Arnaud cross.
Both goals came against the Timber's back-up keeper Joe Bendik, who was filling in for Troy Perkins. Perkins was forced to leave the game in the 63rd minute when he charged a loose ball and instead was hit in the face with Montreal's Sann Nyassi's cleat.
The Timbers now fall to 2-5-1 on the year and will face the Columbus Crew next Saturday.