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MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at Portland



(Saturday, April 21, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Portland 1, Kansas City 0

Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Sporting Kansas City's streak of perfection came to end on Saturday as the Portland Timbers claimed a 1-0 victory over the Major League Soccer leaders at Jeld-Wen Field.

Kansas City entered the match with 21 points through its first seven games. Portland carried a streak of its own into Saturday's tilt, entering the match with a four-game losing skid.

But the unforeseen result, caused by an own goal from Chance Myers, sees both streaks come to an end. Sporting's 7-0-0 record ranks as the second-best start to an MLS season in league history.

Sporting gifted Portland the win through a calamitous own goal just before the break.

Kris Boyd found space on the right flank in the 41st minute and whipped a cross to the back post. No Timbers player was making a late run and Myers, under no pressure, inexplicably headed the ball into his own net.

The visitors pushed throughout the second half in search of an equalizer to save their perfect start, but Portland did just enough in the end to spoil their party and keep a clean sheet, its first of the season.

Both sides return to action against the Montreal Impact. The Timbers (2-4-1) will head to the Olympic Stadium to face the expansion side on April 28, while Sporting (7-1-0) will have a week off to regroup. Kansas City will host Montreal at Livestrong Sporting Park on May 5.

04/22 00:41:43 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 48
MIL 49
 
1st
GSW 9
OKC 19
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 0
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 10