Timbers Kick Off Cascadia Cup With Draw
May 26, 2012, 10:15 pm
The Timbers played host to the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night at JELD-WEN Field under some precarious conditions and the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw.
Although, the Timbers feel like they gave away two points. They dominated the game statistically and were the aggressors for most of the game.
They more than doubled the Whitecaps in shot attempts (14-6) and had seven corner kicks to Vancouver's four.
When they struck first blood in the 67th minute after a Kris Boyd put back, it had the feeling that the game was in hand.
Click here to listen to Boyd's goal
The team also felt they were robbed of a penalty kick opportunity in the
65th minute when Kalif Alhassan was taken down in the box, and referee
Jorge Gonzalez let play continue.
But then Vancouver brought in Darren Mattocks in the 83rd minute and a minute later the game was tied after he rocketed a shot past Troy Perkins.
The last fifteen minutes of games has always been a problem for the Timbers, and tonight proved to be no different.
The Timbers are now 3-4-5 and don't play another MLS game until June 17th when they visit the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The team does host Cal FC in an Open Cup game on Wednesday May 30th, though.