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MLS Game Summary - Portland at FC Dallas



(Saturday, March 17, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Portland 1, FC Dallas 1

Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - The Portland Timbers are off to a much improved start to the 2012 season as John Spencer's men followed up a superb opening day win with a solid 1-1 road draw against FC Dallas at FC Dallas Stadium on Saturday.

One of Portland's major concerns heading into the new season was how the club would perform on the road. But after Blas Perez put Dallas in front in the first half, Darlington Nagbe rescued the Timbers with a second-half strike to earn a share of the points for the visitors.

FC Dallas grabbed the lead through Perez in the 23rd minute. Schellas Hyndman's new striker enjoyed a great debut against Red Bull New York last weekend as he provided the assists on both FC Dallas goals, but this time Perez turned scorer. He was spot on in the box to stuff home a rebound off a shot from Bryan Leyva.

Lovel Palmer came close to leveling the score in the 36th minute when he nodded a free kick delivery toward goal, but his effort struck the post before being cleared to safety by the FC Dallas defense.

Portland eventually did equalize as the Timbers capitalized on a defensive miscue from Dallas six minutes into the second half. A failed clearance from Kevin Hartman was not collected by the Dallas midfield, and Nagbe retained possession to beat Hartman on a breakaway.

The Timbers have taken four points from their opening two matches, a great start for a team with postseason aspirations in the stacked Western Conference. Portland will return to league action on March 24 when it heads to the Gillette Stadium to face the New England Revolution, who are winless in their opening two matches.

Dallas has also taken four points from its first two games, both of which were at home. Hyndman's team will hit the road for the first time as it travels to Livestrong Sporting Park for a tough test against unbeaten Sporting Kansas City on March 25.

03/17 22:54:45 ET

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3rd
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CLE 6
 
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Final
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FERST 82
 
1st OT
ARMY 62
MAINE 64
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
 
1st OT
CLST 64
USF 63
 
2nd
CARK 45
CCAR 64
 
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UWGB 43
ARKLR 31
 
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RAD 34
CORN 38
 
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UNT 37
CREI 21
 
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CAN 26
HC 23
 
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USB 32
GHND 35
 
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OKST 30
MD 45
 
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REIN 32
 
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UGST 42
SMISS 33
 
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NEOM 45
TXPA 35
 
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STLU 29
VERM 28
 
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UNCA 38
WCU 28
 
Half
EVAN 47
ALAST 49
 
1st
HART 39
FIU 29
 
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VALPO 31
GOSHEN 22
 
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ATL 20
 
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CLE 6
 
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CHI 14
DET 10
 
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TAM 3
GBP 10
 
3rd
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KAN 6
 
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