external links

timbers links

timbers official
timbers army
roberto's blog
the 107 report

a pretty move
true fan
eleven devils

other links

2006 World Cup Blog


april 06
march 06
february 06
january 06

december 05
november 05
october 05
september 05
august 05
july 05
june 05
may 05
april 05
march 05
february 05
january 05

december 04
november 04
october 04
september 04
august 04
july 04
june 04
may 04
april 04
march 04
february 04
january 04

december 03
november 03
october 03
september 03
august 03
july 03
june 03
may 03
april 03
march 03
february 03
january 03

december 02
november 02
october 02
september 02
august 02
july 02
june 02
may 02
april 02
march 02
february 02
january 02

december 01
november 01
october 01
september 01
august 01
july 01
june 01
may 01
april 01
march 01
february 01
january 01

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Timbers 2-1 Thunder

The Timbers made it a 4-point weekend last night at PGE Park, beating the Minnesota Thunder 2-1.

It was an effective Drew McAthy-Chad Bartlomé partnership that started up front and from the uptempo start Portland controlled most of the possession - so much so that Chris Agnello made a switch from a defensive midfield including Tom Poltl to a more attacking minded one with Alejandro Gutierrez after 27 minutes.

The Drew/Chad partnership drew the foul on 31' that led to the Timbers' opening goal. Alejandro Gutierrez calmly sweeping the penalty past Joe Warren for a 1-0 lead.

All was going well until right on half-time when Nate Knox picked up a free ball to beat Josh Saunders and make it 1-1.

The Timbers got what they deserved on 69' when Byron Alvarez hit the post after connecting with a Luke Kreamalmeyer cross, Troy Ready (who had replaced Bartlomé earlier) was on hand to slot the rebound home giving him his first goal for the Timbers and his first professional goal.

2-1 Timbers. A 4-point weekend. Lots to talk about later.

[Full Report]

Chris Agnello started the same back 4 as Friday, replaced Gutierrez with Poltl in midfield and started Chad Bartlomé and Drew McAthy up front.

The Timbers came out with a nice uptempo start, Drew McAthy heading wide left from Luke Kreamalmeyer's corner in the first minute and McAthy again almost getting on the end of a long Josh Saunders kick on 7'.

On 12' a fantastic run by Luke leaving 2 Thunder players in his wake and a ball across the box, but Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar could only slice his shot wide with the outside of his foot.

Warren had to save from Kreamalmeyer's 25 yd shot on 16' and on 18' Goodfellow was his tentative self again, not making sure his back header to Josh Saunders was strong enough and putting the all-yellow clad Timbers keeper in danger.

19', Bartlomé - McAthy - nearly getting Tom Poltl in, Warren coming out to kick clear. On 22' a push on McAthy set up a free kick 25 yds out centrally. Hugo's kick was deflected wide for the corner. Warren punched the corner out and another push on McAthy set up another free kick, this time Kreamalmeyer's direct kick was over.

At this stage the Thunder were flooded, the Timbers having all the possession. In my (OK, slightly skewed and often wrong) opinion Agnello decided that his conservative starting choice was no longer needed and that fact explains his substitution of Gutierrez for Poltl on 27'. Anyway, for whatever reason it was the right choice.

On 29' a lay off from a battling Drew McAthy set up Chad Bartlomé who shot just wide from the edge of the box.

A minute later it was the Drew/Chad double act again. Kudos to Drew McAthy who got between Thunder keeper Warren and the melee behind him, setting up Brett Branan to illegally challange Chad Bartlomé setting up Guti who, with shouts of "easy money" from this quarter, calmly stroked the penalty past Warren. O.N.E N.I.L.

Danger at the other end as Nsien left his leg behind, tripping Leo Gibson and setting up a free kick 20 yds out at the right edge of the Timbers box. Kiki Lara's shot went off the 5-man wall and over the bar.

Mike Randolph's 30 yd shot was deflected to Warren on 39' and on 45' a fantastic ball from Guti forward to McAthy forced Warren to come way, way off his line, control with his chest (and maybe a little bit of forearm??) and clear.

Then in injury time a stray pass (don't tell me. I didn't see and I don't want to know. No, really I don't want to know just in case it's Goodfellow again) went right to Nate Knox and the Thunder with the Seuss-ified name beat Saunders for the shock equilizer. 1-1 and a whistle.

Second half and McAthy shot wide on 46' and Troy Ready replaced an injured Bartlomé on 54'.

The man Ready almost made an immediate mark, hs header from Scot Thompson's cross from the right going just wide.

Paye replaced Lara, Byron Alvarez replaced Scot Thompson and Edwin Miranda replaced Hugo.

On 68' some (more) Guti magic in the right corner, playing with the ball under his foot and crossing for Drew McAthy to volley a few inches wide.

On 70' it was Luke Kreamalmeyer's turn to cross from the right, Byron hit the post and there was Ready to hit the ball home. 2-1. There's only one word for that. Magic Darts.

Ready's cross/shot on 72' hit the post, the ref should have given a corner after Warren hustled the rebound behind the goal.

On 75' the PGE Park turf probably came into play when Knox slipped suspiciously close to the turf atop the pitching mound area as he tore towards goal.

Goodfellow got a yellow for dissent on 83' and Tarley put the ball in the side netting on 85', the linesman calling the move offside. Agnello replaced Drew McAthy with Josh Brown and the only remaining action was a worrying clash that left Mike Randolph down hurt, before the final whistle went on the first (but not the last) Timbers win of the 2006 season.

posted by the timberlog at 9:10 AM

more timberlog

[contact the timberlog]


[timberlog 2006]



usl d1 attendance

[Fixtures 2006]

4/22 Vancouver (A)
5/5 Vancouver (H)
5/6 Minnesota (H)
5/12 Miami (A)
5/14 Puerto Rico (A)
5/19 Rochester (H)
5/28 Toronto (H)
5/27 Minnesota (A)
6/2 Seattle (A)
6/3 Seattle (H)
6/10 Vancouver (H)
6/15 Minnesota (A)
6/17 Rochester (A)
6/18 Montreal (A)
6/30 Vancouver (A)
7/2 Miami (H)
7/14 Charleston (A)
7/15 Atlanta (A)
7/21 Seattle (H)
7/22 Seattle (A)
7/27 Virginia Beach (A)
7/29 Toronto (A)
8/4 Minnesota (H)
8/10 Virginia Beach (H)
8/18 Puerto Rico (H)
8/31 Montreal (H)
9/3 Charleston (H)
9/7 Atlanta (H)

[timberlog 2005]

current roster/player news

results/match reports

usl d1 attendance

2005 disciplinary points

[Fixtures 2005]

4/23 Toronto (H)
4/29 Minnesota (H)
4/30 Seattle (A)
5/7 Minnesota (A)
5/12 Charleston (H)
5/28 Virginia Beach (H)
6/3 Rochester (A)
6/4 Toronto (A)
6/6 Puerto Rico (A)
6/10 Vancouver (A)
6/16 Puerto Rico (H)
6/18 Rochester (H)
6/30 Montreal (H)
7/2 Vancouver (H)
7/8 Seattle (A)
7/9 Vancouver (A)
7/14 Vancouver (H)
8/5 Minnesota (H)
8/7 Seattle (H)
8/10 Montreal (A)
8/13 Minnesota (A)
8/20 Seattle (H)
8/27 Charleston (A)
8/28 Atlanta (A)
9/2 Virginia Beach (A)
9/3 Richmond (A)
9/8 Atlanta (H)
9/10 Richmond (H)

[timberlog 2004]

current roster/player news

results/match reports

a-league attendance

2004 disciplinary points

2004 player diary

[Fixtures 2004]

5/1 Seattle (H)
5/13 Calgary (H)
5/15 Seattle (A)
5/23 Vancouver (A)
5/29 Milwaukee (H)
6/4 Charleston (A)
6/5 Atlanta (A)
6/10 Edmonton (H)
6/12 Vancouver (H)
6/17 Rochester (H)
6/22 Minnesota (A)
6/23 Milwaukee (A)
7/2 Vancouver (H)
7/8 Edmonton (H)
7/16 Vancouver (A)
7/17 Seattle (A)
7/24 Seattle (H)
7/28 Calgary (A)
7/29 Edmonton (A)
7/31 Milwaukee (A)
8/5 Minnesota (H)
8/7 Edmonton (A)
8/8 Calgary (A)
8/12 Calgary (H)
8/14 Minnesota (A)
8/19 Puerto Rico (H)
8/27 Minnesota (H)
8/29 Milwaukee (H)

[timberlog 2003]

current roster/player news

results/match reports


a-league attendance

2003 disciplinary points

[Fixtures 2003]

5/1 Seattle (H)
5/2 Seattle (A)
5/11 Vancouver (A)
5/12 Calgary (A)
5/14 Calgary (H)
5/18 Seattle (A)
5/25 Calgary (A)
5/27 Minnesota (H)
5/29 Vancouver (H)
6/7 El Paso (A)
6/8 Milwaukee (A)
6/12 Vancouver (H)
6/27 Calgary (H)
6/29 Calgary (A)
7/1 Vancouver (A)
7/3 Vancouver (H)
7/11 El Paso (H)
7/13 Milwaukee (H)
7/23 Cincinnati (A)
7/25 Minnesota (A)
7/27 Calgary (H)
8/9 Seattle (H)
8/10 Seattle (A)
8/15 Indiana (H)
8/17 Vancouver (A)
8/18 Seattle (H)
8/23 El Paso (A)
8/29 El Paso (H)

[timberlog 2002]

2002 team/player profiles

2002 results/match reports

2002 tables

2002 a-league attendance

2002 disciplinary points

[timberlog 2001]

2001 team/player profiles

2001 training camp

2001 results/match reports

2001 tables


Byron Alvarez

Fadi Afash

Jim Taylor 2003

McKinley Tennyson

Brent Sancho

10Q - Bobby Howe

10Q - Jim Taylor

10Q - Michael O'Neill

Bobby Howe - Pre-season

10Q - Hugo Alcaraz

rss feed