Portland 2 – Houston 1: Orange Crush unable to avoid defeat at Providence Park

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Portland dominated the first half, when Santiago Moreno found the net, 34 minutes in. However they weren’t finished yet and Santiago Moreno made it 2-0 at the 36 minute mark to see out the first half 2-0.

Houston took the lead in the second half, with a goal from Darwin Quintero, 65 minutes in. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 2-1 to Portland.

Substitutions for Portland included Dairon Asprilla, Felipe Mora, Larrys Mabiala, David Ayala and Zac McGraw for Sebastian Blanco, Jaroslaw Niezgoda, Yimmi Chara, Eryk Williamson and Santiago Moreno, repectively. Houston brought on Darwin Quintero and Fafa Picault, to replace Memo Rodriguez and Darwin Ceren.

The referee booked Sebastian Blanco, Dario Zuparic, Santiago Moreno, Bill Tuiloma and Eryk Williamson from Portland and Bill Tuiloma (2 yellow cards) went off with a red card, while Houston’s Memo Rodriguez, Zeca, Teenage Hadebe and Matias Vera also received a yellow.

Technical card:
Portland Timbers:Aljaz Ivacic, Jose Van Rankin, Bill Tuiloma, Dario Zuparic, Claudio Bravo, Santiago Moreno (Zac McGraw, min.82), Diego Chara, Eryk Williamson (David Ayala, min.78), Sebastian Blanco (Dairon Asprilla, min.61), Yimmi Chara (Larrys Mabiala, min.78) and Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Felipe Mora, min.61)
Houston Dynamo:Steve Clark, Zeca, Daniel Steres, Teenage Hadebe, Adam Lundqvist, Memo Rodriguez (Darwin Quintero, min.58), Darwin Ceren (Fafa Picault, min.77), Matias Vera, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Thorleifur Ulfarsson and Sebastian Ferreira
Stadium:Providence Park
Goals:Santiago Moreno (1-0, min. 34), Santiago Moreno (2-0, min. 36) and Darwin Quintero (2-1, min. 65)