Match Report: Union Take Down Portland 3-0

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The Union now enter a long break before their next match, and they looked to start the hiatus with a home win vs the Portland Timbers.

Starting XI



Mbaizo, Glesnes, Elliott, Wagner

Bedoya, Flach, Martinez, Monteiro

Santos, Przybylko



Van Rankin, Tuiloma, Zuparic, Bravo

Chara, Williamson

Ebobisse, Valeri, Loria


First Half Summary

The first twenty minutes were fairly quiet. Kai Wagner gave the Union their best chance with a strong volley at net, but it sailed wide of the keeper. Portland's better chance came early on in the match at the 4th minute, as a Diego Valeri free kick was kept out of net. There was a booking as well, as Mbaizo was shown a yellow.

The back and forth continued in Subaru Park until Sergio earned a free kick in the attacking half. Wagner then sent a great pass into the box, and Kacper was inexplicably unmarked. Przybylko headed it into the back of the net and put the home team up 1-0.

The Union wouldn't remain quiet for long, as a Wagner corner kick was sent toward goal b