Jewsbury, Timbers edge Earthquakes
PORTLAND — Jack Jewsbury scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Portland Timbers a 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.
San Jose was unable to clear a free kick in its area, which gave Jewsbury the chance run in and make a jumping shot, floating the ball over Earthquakes goalkeeper David Bingham and into the net for his second goal of the season. Both of his goals have been game winners in second-half stoppage time.
Portland thought they took the lead in the 87th minute, when substitute Gaston Fernandez headed in a cross from Alvas Powell, but the Timbers' forward was ruled offside and the goal was waved off.
Despite dominating possession over large stretches of the game and taking 23 shots, it looked appeared Portland wouldn't be able to convert any of that into a goal. A lack of accuracy didn't help, as Bingham only needed to make six saves on all of those shots.
On the other end of the field, Portland's Adam Kwarasey needed only one save for his eighth shutout.
Portland has now won six of its last seven MLS matches to move into a tie with Los Angeles for third place in the Western Conference.
San Jose snapped a two-game winning streak and remained in seventh place in the West.
San Jose played without captain and leading scorer Chris Wondolowski, who is with the U.S. national team in preparation for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which begins Tuesday.
Kick-off was pushed back six hours from its original 2 p.m. schedule start due to the abnormally high temperatures hitting Portland the last couple of weeks.
Fans enjoyed a festive atmosphere after the United States women won the World Cup, beating Japan.