Timbers Drop 5th Straight Versus Chivas USA
July 28, 2012, 10:05 pm
For the third time this season the Timbers faced off against Chivas USA, and for the third time they left defeated. This time, they fell 1-0 in the friendly confines of Jeld-Wen Field.
After a couple frustrating matches against the LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, and even Chivas USA over the last two weeks Portland entered the match on a high note after forcing a draw against Aston Villa Tuesday in an international friendly.
That attitude carried over early on in the game as Frank Songo'o, Darlington Nagbe, and Kris Boyd were active in Chivas USA's half of the field. None of that trio, or anyone else, could capitalize on their good play and find the back of the net.
The draw was finally broken in the 69th minute when Timbers' keeper Troy Perkins left the net to intercept a cross, but was beat to the ball by Danny Califf, who had an easy header that proved to be the decisive goal in the game.
The Timbers have not won a game since July 3rd when they defeated San Jose. Portland falls to 5-12-7 on the season and remains in the cellar of the Western Conference with only 19 points.
The Timbers play Sunday next when FC Dallas comes to town.