Timbers beat Whitecaps 1-0, win Cascadia Cup

Timbers beat Whitecaps 1-0, win Cascadia Cup

Credit: Getty Images

VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 21: Alain Rochat #4 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC plays the ball against Sal Zizzo #7 and Franck Songo'o #8 of the Portland Timbers during their MLS game October 21, 2012 at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on October 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:45 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Jack Jewsbury scored in the 39th minute and the Portland Timbers beat Vancouver 1-0 on Sunday, winning the Cascadia Cup competition and spoiling the Whitecaps' bid to clinch a playoff spot in front of their home fans.

Portland finished 3-1-2 against its Pacific Northwest rivals to take the Cascadia Cup. Seattle was 2-1-3, and Vancouver 0-3-3.

Photos: Timbers defeat Whitecaps 1-0

Playing their final home game of the season, the Whitecaps (11-13-9) missed a chance to become the first Canadian team to qualify for the playoffs.

The Timbers (8-16-9) won for the first time on the road this season and ended a six-game losing streak before a disappointed sellout crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium.

Steven Smith started the scoring play from the left flank, sending a rolling cross to Franck Songo'o near the top of the 18-yard box. Songo'o tapped the ball back to Jewsbury and he quickly fired his shot home.

The Whitecaps controlled much of the play thereafter, but could not get the equalizer.

More: Timbers News

Also: Get the latest Timbers and MLS news, scores, standings and schedules on the free PORTLAND SOCCER app for mobile from KGW.com:

Download free Portland Soccer app

Also, tweet with this hashtag: add hashtag #RCTID

Print
Email
|