Thursday, August 13, 2009

Portland 1 Montreal 0

Portland Timbers Mandjou Keita takes the bal from Montreal Impact Nevio Pizzolitto (rear, left) and Simon Gatti during United Soccer Leagues First Division action in Montreal Wednesday August 12 2009. Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL- A strong effort, spoiled.

It best describes the crushing 1-0 loss the Impact suffered at the hands of the best team in the United Soccer Leagues First Division in Portland Timbers, before a paid attendance of 11,247 at Saputo Stadium Tuesday night.

Timbers forward Ryan Pore snapped a goal-less game, converting on a counterattack in the 83rd minute after the Impact had carried the play for much of the second half and appeared to be headed for no worst than a draw.

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