20 Mar 2015

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) Forward Jorge Perlaza recorded a goal and an assist and midfielder Diego Chara scored his first goal of the season as the Portland Timbers defeated Cascadia rival Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1 in front of 18,627 at a sold out JELD WEN Field on Saturday.With the capacity crowd, the Timbers have recorded 13 consecutive sellouts for league matches at JELD WEN Field during their inaugural Major League Soccer season.The Timbers jumped out to an early lead when Chara tallied just 76 seconds into the match, getting a final pass from Perlaza. After setting up the opening strike, Perlaza then found the back of the net in the 33rd minute as a result of a free kick into the box to give Portland a 2 0 lead. Vancouver Camilo scored in the closing minutes of the match to bring to a close a physical, opening match to a renewal of a long standing rivalry between the two sides.Perlaza logged his sixth goal and second assist of the season, midfielder Jack Jewsbury recorded his second assist in three games, midfielder Kalif Alhassan attempted a team high three shots and goalkeeper Troy Perkins Air Jordan Fusion 4 made three saves to earn his sixth win of the season for the Timbers (8 12 5, 29pts). With the win, Portland ends a run of back to back losses and remains in the chase for one of the final playoff positions.Camilo netted his eighth goal on the campaign and took a game high six shots, forward Eric Hassli attempted four shots of his own and defender Jordan Harvey earned his fourth assist for Whitecaps FC (3 13 9, 18pts) in its third straight loss and second straight defeat on the road.Saturday match counted toward the annual, fan based Cascadia Cup, contested between MLS three Northwest clubs Portland, Vancouver and Seattle Sounders FC. The Timbers claim sole possession of second place in the race for the cup with the victory now with four points. Seattle is in the lead with five points and Air Jordan 16s Vancouver holds steady at one.The Timbers staked a lead in the second minute of play as Chara scored the fastest goal in the club MLS history. Air Jordan CDP A quick buildup up through the middle of the park through Jewsbury and Perlaza set up Chara for his first goal of the season. Under pressure just inside the box, Chara hammered a shot inside the right post just under a diving effort by Whitecaps FC goalkeeper Joe Cannon.Perlaza then put the Timbers on top 2 0 with strike in the 33rd minute. A free kick from the far left side by Jewsbury was contested and fell to the ground near the penalty spot. Perlaza was the first to the free ball and, on his second touch, fired a shot into the back of the net.After having a shot deflected earlier in the second half, Camilo found the back of the net in the 88th minute to pull Whitecaps FC to within a goal at 2 1. Harvey played the ball in from the left side for Camilo. The forward was able to turn his defender in the box and, with time on the ball, curled a shot inside the right post, spoiling Perkins attempt at a clean sheet.Anchored by Perkins three saves, the Timbers defense endured 15 shots and several set pieces by Whitecaps FC, including seven corner kicks. Perkins recorded two of his saves on hard shots by Hassli, including one in the 45th minute from the top of Jordan Retro 10 the box. Whitecaps FC held a 15 10 advantage in shots.Chara had chance to add to his goals account in the 30th minute. Off a Whitecaps FC clearance, the ball fell to the midfielder on the edge of the box and Chara unloaded a side winding shot on frame. Cannon was quick to the ground to make the stop near his post.Alhassan had a chance to give the Timbers a three goal lead in the 50th minute. Chara delivered a squaring pass through the box to an open left side of the Whitecap FC penalty area as Alhassan was making a run through. In space, Air Jordan Spizike Alhassan beat Cannon with a shot, but his effort rang off the base of the left post and Vancouver was able to regain possession.In the 90th minute, Whitecaps FC made a bid for the equalizer with a ball played through the Timbers backline. Perkins won the footrace with Whitecaps FC forward Omar Salgado and smothered the ball to end the threat.

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