Columbus Crew vs. Portland Timbers - May 5, 2012

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SATURDAY, MAY 5 10:30PM EDT Jeld-Wen Field
Match Recap



Columbus Crew – Andy Gruenebaum, Sebastian Miranda, Eric Gehrig, Josh Williams, Nemanja Vukovic, (Shaun Francis, 84) Tony Tchani, Danny O’Rourke, Milovan Mirosevic, Eddie Gaven, Emilio Renteria (Bernardo Anor, 79), Ethan Finlay (Justin Meram, 79).

Substitutes not used: Matt Lampson, Chad Marshall, Cole Grossman, Kirk Urso.

Portland Timbers – Troy Perkins, Jack Jewsbury, Hanyer Mosquera, Mamadou Danso, Mike Chabala, Franck Song’o (Eric Alexander, 75), Lovel Palmer, Diego Chara, Rodney Wallace (Mike Fucito, 82), Darlington Nagbe, Kris Boyd.

Substitutes not Used: Joseph Bendik, Eric Brunner, Steven Smith, Sal Zizzo, Jorge Perlaza.



Club Time Player Reason Action
POR 50' Lovel Palmer Foul yellow
CLB 57' Sebastian Miranda Foul yellow
POR 75' Franck Songo'o Foul yellow
POR 77' Diego Chara Foul yellow


Match Stats
Portland Timbers   Columbus Crew
15 Attempts on Goal 8
6 Shots on Target 3
6 Shots off Target 3
3 Blocked Shots 2
6 Corner Kicks 4
13 Fouls 14
16 Open Play Crosses 11
1 Offsides 1
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
47 Duels Won 48
50% Duels Won % 50%
334 Total Pass 409
67% Passing Accuracy % 70%
45.7% Possession 54.3%


Postgame Quotes

Defender Josh Williams
Thoughts on the game: “It was a battle from the first minute to the 90th minute. Tough place to play, but this is what it’s all about, coming in here, playing in front of 20,000 like that. [Portland] has some big guys who battle and it’s a fair result. We’ll take the point, coming in here. We’d like to have three, but we’ll take the point for the environment we were in.”

Thoughts on the atmosphere: “This was my first time. Last year I didn’t make the trip. We practiced here yesterday and everyone was pretty impressed with the facilities. We tried to imagine it all filled up and some of the new guys like Eric [Gehrig] in the back with me, this was our first time so we knew it was going to be crucial to talk, yell, yell to each other. A couple times we got mixed up from the noise, but I thought we played pretty well and stuck together and played good team defense.

On battling Boyd: “That guy’s tough, he’s tough. He’s definitely one of the more physical forwards, but I liked it. I like mixing it up. Him and Futty too, on free kicks were talking trash, but I got a lot of respect for those guys. Those are big boys and they’re tough to handle.”


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