Timbers-Sporting KC photos

27 02 2011

A somewhat cool and cloudy day down in Casa Grande yesterday. As is normally the case when I go to a game, I took a lot of photos form the match between Portland and Kansas City (a scoreless draw).

Portland is my hometown but I tried to remain as impartial as possible. Sporting KC has some very good attacking players but needs Teal Bunbury back at forward as soon as possible. With the ability that Omar Bravo and Kei Kamara have to do some damage, this will clearly be the team’s strength.

I expected to see more on offense from the Timbers. Kenny Cooper is a bonafide threat, so is Darlington Nagbe on the wing, but it took some time in the game before Portland began to make some good runs into the KC box. The Timbers’ defense was also shaky at times until the defenders really had to make a play in the box to avoid a goal. Solid goalkeeping from Troy Perkins. You can find my match report here.

Photo time.

Portland rookie Darlington Nagbe pregame stretch.

Kenny Cooper and Brian Umony (right), who started the match at forwards.

Owner Merritt Paulson (left) and technical director Gavin Wilkinson watching the match.

Game action

Timbers coach John Spencer (left center) with postgame talk

 

 

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