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Chivas USA
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Final
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Portland Timbers
POR
Saturday, September 14, 201310:30 PM
StubHub CenterMLS Regular SeasonMLS LIVEAttendance: 5123

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 50'PORDiego Valeri
  • José Adolfo Valencia
 23'CHVBryan de la Fuente
  • Carlos Borja
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 84'CHV Carlos BorjaFoul
 25'CHV Oswaldo MindaFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 88'CHV
Tristan Bowen (F)
Eric Avila (M)
 81'POR
Ryan Johnson (F)
José Adolfo Valencia (F)
 77'CHV
Carlo Franco Chueco del Rio (M)
Mario de Luna (D)
 72'POR
Maximiliano Urruti (F)
Rodney Wallace (F)
 56'CHV
Matthew Fondy (F)
Carlos Alvarez (F)
 HTPOR
Diego Valeri (M)
Kalif Alhassan (M)

Starting Formations

1Kennedy3de Luna2Burling4Bocanegra5Borja15Avila8Mejía30Oswaldo Minda14de la Fuente20Alvarez10TorresM257624219261Ricketts7Zizzo35Andrew Jean-Baptiste44Kah5Harrington11Alhassan4Johnson21Chara6Nagbe20Valencia22WallaceM931830181437RAA4

Lineups

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Chivas USA
1GDan Kennedy
3DMario de Luna
2DBobby Burling
4DCarlos Bocanegra
5DCarlos Borja
15MEric Avila
8MEdgar Mejía
30MOswaldo Minda
14MBryan de la Fuente
20FCarlos Alvarez
10FErick Torres
Portland Timbers
1GDonovan Ricketts
7DSal Zizzo
35DAndrew Jean-Baptiste
44DPa-Modou Kah
5DMichael Harrington
11MKalif Alhassan
4MWill Johnson
21MDiego Chara
6FDarlington Nagbe
20FJosé Adolfo Valencia
22FRodney Wallace
Bench
25Steve Purdy
7Tristan Bowen
6José Manuel Rivera
24Patrick McLain
21Carlo Franco Chueco del Rio
9Julio Morales
26Matthew Fondy
 
9Ryan Johnson
31Rauwshan McKenzie
8Diego Valeri
30Milos Kocic
18Brad Ring
14Ben Zemanski
37Maximiliano Urruti
Managers
  José Luis Real
 
  Caleb Porter
OFFICIALS

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RefereeMatthew Foerster  
Assistant RefereeChris Strickland  
Assistant RefereeKevin Duliba  
Fourth OfficialDaniel Radford  
Saturday, September 14, 2013
10:30 PM
StubHub Center
MLS LIVE

CARSON, Calif. – Diego Valeri made an immediate impact as a second-half substitute, scoring shortly after taking the pitch to help the Portland Timbers gain an important point Saturday night in a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA at the StubHub Center.

Valeri replaced Kalif Alhassan to start the second half and found the net five minutes later, potting the equalizer with a powerful strike past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy. It was Valeri’s seventh goal of the season.

Chivas had held the lead for nearly a half hour at that point, thanks to a well-taken header by Bryan de la Fuente after a well-worked sequence through the midfield.

For the first time since July 20 against Philadelphia, the Timbers (10-5-13) earned a point on the road. Chivas USA (6-15-8) have gotten at least a point in four of their last five matches, nabbing eight points in that span as they embrace the “spoiler” tag.

Portland nearly went ahead in the 60th minute, but Rodney Wallace failed to tap in from close range. Erick “Cubo” Torres almost gave the Rojiblancos a late lead but Donovan Ricketts stopped his breakaway chance in the 68th minute.

Despite not having much to play for, Chivas USA appeared to be the more assertive side in the first half. Carlos Alvarez had a golden opportunity from the top of the box in the eighth minute, but Ricketts made an easy save on a curling shot. The Rojiblancos had another solid chance 10 minutes later, yet Edgar Mejia’s volley sailed wide.

There was nothing Ricketts could do to prevent the Goats from striking in the 23rd minute, though, as de la Fuente flicked a header to the top right corner for the advantage.

Valeri netted the equalizer early in the second half to help the Timbers to a much-needed result.

Portland dominated the previous meeting, winning 3-0 at JELD-WEN Field in May. The two sides will battle once more on Oct. 26 at StubHub Center in the regular season finale.

Up next for the Timbers is a pivotal home match against fellow playoff contender Colorado on Sept. 20, while Chivas USA travel to face the Houston Dynamo on Sept. 21.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Oswaldo Minda This team is much, much more formidable when he's in central midfield breaking up play
2 Diego Valeri Pure class. Always finds a way to make a difference even when he's not at his best
3 Carlos Bocanegra When the Goats needed to scramble, he was leading the way. Kept it tight at the back.