PORTLAND -- A Portland Timbers fan said he was attacked in his car by a group of San Jose Earthquakes fans before the Sunday night match at Jeld-Wen field.
James Decker, 40, of Lake Oswego, told police he was in his car at West Burnside and 6th about 5:30 p.m. when he raised his Timbers Army scarf toward a group of San Jose fans.
A woman then reached through his car window, yelling at him and trying to grab his scarf. About a dozen men then ran towards the car. Some jumped on the hood, one punched him through the driver window and a second opened a passenger door and punched him.
Decker was not seriously hurt.
The confrontation came into 911 as 60 or 70 soccer fans jumping on cars. The men involved wore San Jose scarves over their faces. The woman was described as Hispanic, about 5-foot-6 with a heavy build, wearing a blue Earthquakes sweatshirt and dark pants.
Decker and officers searched the area but could not find any suspects. Several witnesses corroborated the attack. Police asked anyone with photos or videos to send it to CrimeTips@#PortlandOregon.gov, with a reference to case number #13-29732.
An Earthquakes fan group called the 1906 Ultras posted on Facebook that such conduct is not condoned by the group. Anyone involved in the attack would be banished from the group and the 1906 would strive to find those responsible to compensate the victim.
Photos: Timbers Army vs. San Jose