we kept fighting

#1 by jinshuiqian0713 , Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:01 am

PORTLAND, Ore. - Gaston Fernandez is making the most of his new job with the Portland Timbers. The Argentine forward came to the Timbers earlier this year and already he has two goals both equalizers in Portlands first two games of the season. On Sunday, it was a goal that rebounded off Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the 79th minute to pull the Timbers to a 1-1 draw with the Fire. "Hes one of these guys who gets himself into great spots," Portland coach Caleb Porter said. "Hes not the biggest guy, but hes smart." Fernandezs goal in stoppage time gave the Timbers a 1-1 tie in the opener against Philadelphia last weekend. "Its always good to be able to score," Fernandez said through a translator following Sundays draw. "It feels good." Jeff Larentowicz scored on a penalty kick in the 19th minute for the Fire, who shook up their starting lineup after a 3-2 loss to Chivas in their opener. Portland dominated possession at 64 per cent, but several good chances at goals just missed. Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson was credited with six saves. "All in all, (Im) happy with the performance of the team," Fire coach Frank Yallop said. "Obviously, were not overly pleased we didnt get three points, but its a start for us and our building for the future." Yallop made changes by starting midfielder Benji Joya and forwards Harrison Shipp and Quincy Amarikwa. Shipp became the first Fire Homegrown Player to play in an MLS first-team match. Forward Orr Barouch remains out of Chicagos lineup as he continues to recover from a broken foot suffered while playing in Israel. For Portland, Futty Danso started in place of Pa Modou Kah, who is still nursing injuries from the opener. Both teams had opportunities early. Fire midfielder Alex got an open shot in the 9th minute, but goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts tipped it wide with a diving save. Will Johnsons free kick for Portland in the 12th minute was low and well off. The Fire got their first lead of the season when Amarikwa drew the foul in the penalty area and Larentowiczs penalty kick got past Ricketts in the 19th minute. On a free kick in the 39th minute, Johnsons bicycle kick went high and wide and the Fire went into the break with a 1-0 lead. The Timbers had what looked like a sure chance in the 56th minute, but Maximilliano Urruti slipped on his charge toward Sean Johnson in the Chicago goal. The Timbers got a scare a minute later when Ricketts went down after getting bumped by Amarikwa. Even after he got up and returned to the goal, he appeared shaken up. Ricketts finished with three saves. "These are valuable points, even at this point of the year," Portlands Will Johnson said. "And we feel like we left two points out there." Will Johnson said the Timbers are well aware that theyre being disadvantaged by slow starts. Both of Fernandez goals had come after Portland had already conceded one. "Its something we need to get right quickly," he said. Fire reserve Patrick Nyarko was sent off after a pair of yellow cards in the space of 13 minutes late in the game. Portland had won three previous meetings with the Fire, but last year the two teams played to a 2-all draw in Chicago. The Timbers were 2-0 against the Fire in Portland. Cheap Vapormax Mens China .com) - Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett is active for Sundays matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Vapormax 2020 Clearance . Vincent Lamar Carter is no longer the lean, athletic dynamo who dazzled Raptors fans with eye-popping dunks that posterized even the leagues best defenders. http://www.clearancevapormax.com/cheap-v...-clearance.html. -- First baseman Carlos Pena and outfielder Brennan Boesch have signed minor league deals with the Los Angeles Angels. Nike VaporMax Plus Bleached Aqua Black+Bleached Aqua-Vivid Sulfur . A lawmaker is hoping the buzz from California Chromes run for the Triple Crown might build support for a bill that would place the U. Vapormax 3 Clearance . -- The Minnesota Twins have granted relief pitcher Matt Guerrier his unconditional release, making the 35-year-old right-hander a free agent.MONTREAL -- Young fullback Karl Ouimettes first Major League Soccer goal was the stuff of dreams. The 21-year-old headed in the game winner in the 84th minute to cap a comeback 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday afternoon that put the Montreal Impact a big step closer to making the playoffs. The Impact academy product from Repentigny, Que., said he lay in bed the night before the game visualizing how he should play in various situations and what it would feel like to get a goal. It came true on Justin Mapps free kick after a foul by the Unions Raymon Gaddis. Mapp curled a ball into the penalty area where three Impact players were open. Ouimette was the one to nod it home. "It felt magical," said Ouimette, who was awarded with a post game face full of shaving cream by his teammates. "There are no words. I put it in and everyone was jumping on me." The win put Montreal (14-12-7) solidly into playoff position heading into their final regular season game next Saturday in Toronto, although final positions among the top five in the Eastern Conference are still to be determined. The Union (12-11-10), who began the day in a fourth-place tie with Montreal and Chicago, saw their post-season hopes all-but dashed. "This was a playoff game without the playoffs," said Philadelphia coach John Hackworth. "Both of us had to win. We did a good job in the first half, but we couldnt finish it off." The victory lifted a great weight off a Montreal side that had gone winless in six games and that was shut out in the last three. They looked headed for more disappointment when midfielder Fabinho put the visitors ahead in the 29th minute, but veteran Marco Di Vaio scored his 20th goal of the season in the 64th minute to tie the game before Ouimette had the Saputo Stadium crowd on its feet with the game-winner. "Its not finished yet, but given our last string of games and a lot of disappointment, to come out on top in the last home game of the regular season feels good," said Mapp. "Every team Ive been on has had stretches like this, but unfortunately, it came at the end of the season when were trying to lock up a playoff spot. "Its a big three points here, but weve got onee other huge game, so its not over yet.ddddddddddddquot; After a flat first half, the Impact played with an intensity they havent shown in more than a month. They used their legs. They won one-on-one battles. They got to balls first. Coach Marco Schallibaum took veterans Patrice Bernier and Davy Arnaud out and sent in Andrew Wenger and Andrea Pisanu to add fresh legs and the pressure increased. "We came out much different in the second half," said Wenger. "There was desperation. "We dug ourselves out." Before he was substituted, Arnaud fed Di Vaio in the penalty area and saw the MLS scoring leader spin and beat goalie Zac MacMath. It ended the Impacts 337-minute scoring drought dating to a Maxim Tissot goal in a 2-2 tie in Chicago on Sept. 28. And it made Di Vaio only the 11th in MLS history to score 20 in a season. "It gave us 30 seconds to breath," Wenger said of the goal. "But a tie wouldnt do it for us today. "Thankfully, we kept fighting." Conor Casey nearly got one for the Union as he headed Fabinhos corner off a post in the 24th minute. Then Philadelphias two Brazilians combined as Jose Kleberson sent a pass to a charging Fabinho, who caught Hassoun Camara looking as he blasted a high shot in from a bad angle in the 29th. The only disappointment for Montreal was to see veteran defender Alessandro Nesta hobble off the field in the closing minutes with a right calf injury. Before the game, the former Italy international was presented with a painting and given a standing ovation to mark his final home game. The 37-year-old former AC Milan great, a four-time UEFA all-star, will retire after this season. He hopes to be back in time to play at least one game. "My calf, in the last five minutes I felt something," he said. "If I can play, for sure Im going to be on the field. "It was a beautiful day. Thank you everybody for the big experience. I love this city. I dont know. Maybe in the future well meet again." Notes: Arnaud and Matteo Ferrari returned from one-game suspensions. Ouimette played left back in place of Job Brovsky (ankle). . . One of the Unions top midfielders, Michael Farfan, sat out due to yellow card accumulation. ' ' '

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