Previous
Brighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle United
1
0
FT
Game Details
Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield United
2
4
FT
Game Details
Sampdoria
AC Milan
2
0
FT
Game Details
Internazionale
Genoa
1
0
FT
Game Details
Getafe
Villarreal
4
0
FT
Game Details
Real Sociedad
Valencia
2
3
FT
Game Details
Bayer Leverkusen
Hamburg SV
3
0
FT
Game Details
Marseille
Toulouse
2
0
FT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
LA Galaxy
2
1
FT
Game Details
Atlanta United FC
Montreal Impact
2
0
FT
Game Details
Portland Timbers
Orlando City SC
3
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Singapore's Hariss named in AFF Best XI

Singapore
Read
By ESPN Staff

Timbers off the mark against Fire

The Portland Timbers claimed their first ever win in Major League Soccer by beating the Chicago Fire 4-2 at Jeld-Wen Field.

The Timbers were 2-0 up at half-time in a rain-drenched encounter through goals from Jorge Perlaza and Rodney Wallace, before Perlaza grabbed his second three minutes after the restart.

The Fire pulled one back courtesy of Eric Brunner's own goal then sent Portland nerves jangling with Marco Pappa's strike nine minutes from time, but Mamadou Danso neeted three minutes later to ensure the Timbers moved off the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

Portland had spent $31 million on improvements were completed to make their downtown stadium more soccer-friendly, and the Timbers Army, the team's independent fan group, was given the honour of singing the national anthem ahead of the game. Afterwards, they unfurled a banner which proclaimed "It takes an army to raise a club."

"You haven't seen that in American soccer, to be honest," Timbers coach John Spencer said about the atmosphere. "It was tremendous."

The Timbers sold out their season tickets earlier this year and now there's a waiting list.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.