Timbers, Dynamo End in Scoreless Tie
May 15, 2012, 8:35 pm
Playing in their brand new stadium, Houston was looking for their second win in as many games at their new home.
But stingy defense and some timely goalkeeping kept both teams off the scoreboard and the match ended in a scoreless draw.
Houston was the aggressor in the match though, doubling up the Timbers on shot attempts (18 to 9) and owning 59% of the possession time. Making it more impressive was the fact that this was the Dynamo's third game in the last seven days.
The Dynamo were still unable to get the ball past Troy Perkins though. Perkins posted his second consecutive clean sheet and came up with a couple timely kick saves that squashed Houston possessions.
The Timbers' offensive attacks were few and far between compared to Houston. There were a few crosses that the Timbers just couldn't get their head or feet on, but other than that, life was pretty easy for Dynamo keeper Tally Hall.
A scary moment happened in the first half when Captain Jack Jewbury landed awkwardly on his hip after attempting to head a ball and being upended. He played the rest of the first half but was substituted out in the second.
Portland is now 2-5-3 on the season and will face the Chicago Fire next on Sunday back at JELD-WEN Field.