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MLS Game Summary - Portland at Vancouver



(Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Portland 1, Vancouver 0

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - The Portland Timbers managed to salvage something from what has been a mostly forgettable season on Sunday as the club's 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place clinched the Cascadia Cup.

Vancouver entered the contest knowing that a win would make the team the first from Canada to clinch a postseason berth.

However, a surprisingly flat performance followed, with Portland's Jack Jewsbury providing the lone goal with a fantastic first-half strike.

The Timbers had already been eliminated from playoff contention and brought a six-game winless streak into the game.

Making matters worse was the fact that Portland had yet to win a game away from home, which was a good sign for the Whitecaps.

However, Jewsbury provided the lone moment of inspiration in the first half when Franck Songo'o dropped him a ball that he lashed into the upper right corner of the net from 35 yards.

Bright Dike tried to double the lead in the 75th minute but his near-post effort was tipped wide by Vancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton.

The best chance that the hosts had to equalize came 11 minutes from time as Barry Robson saw his rocket from 20 yards sail just over the crossbar.

10/21 21:22:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CHA 73
CHI 75
 
7th
DUR 4
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
8th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
6th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
6th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
7th
MIA 3
WAS 3
 
3rd
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
2nd
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
3rd
HOU 0
KAN 1
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
4th
CHA 73
CHI 75
 
4th
ORL 68
IND 82
 
2nd
MIL 56
ATL 49
 
2nd
CLE 44
BRK 44
 
2nd
MEM 41
DAL 41
 
2nd
OKC 42
DET 50
 
2nd
NOP 37
HOU 39
 
2nd
SAN 51
LAL 51
 
2nd
MIA 42
PHI 45
 
2nd
NYK 33
TOR 51
 
2nd
MIN 42
UTA 47
 
2nd
BOS 51
WAS 61
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
2nd Intermission
TAM 2
MON 2
 
2nd
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
7th
DUR 4
NOR 6