Timbers take on Juventus Primavera tonight

In the second match of their three game tour through the Northwest, Italian squad Juventus Primavera takes on the Portland Timbers in an exhibition match tonight starting at 7 p.m. 

Tickets for the Timbers' exhibition match against Juventus Primavera, presented by Peroni Italy, are on sale now. Starting at $15, tickets are available through the PGE Park box office, area Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (503) 224-4400.

Click here to view a special edition of video news featuring a team rep from Juventus. 
 
A squad of up-and-coming players for Juventus, its Primavera squad features four youth international players. Goalkeeper Carlo Pinsoglio and midfielders Fausto Rossi and Simone Esposito are all members of Italy's U-21 National Team.
 
Several members of the Primavera team have suited up for Juventus' first team, which competes in the Serie A – the top tier of Italian professional soccer. Among those called up were forward Oussama Essabr and Esposito. 

Click here for tonight's match notes.

Starting Lineups:
POR:
GK  James Jordan
D     Tim Karalexis
D     Cameron Knowles
D     Justin Thompson
D     Leonard Griffin
M     Neil Dombrowski
M     Miguel Guante
M     Bryan Little
M     Chris Brown
F      Chris Bagley
F      Takayuki Suzuki

JUV:
GK   Carlo Pinsoglio
D      Simone Serino
D      Federico Mirarchi
D      Rattaele Alcibiade
D      Ivan Mignano
M      Domenico Pirrotta
M      Luca Gerbaudo
M      Giuseppe Giovinco
M      Fausto Rossi
F       Simone Esposito
F       Oussama Essabr

Match Highlights:

24th minute- Portland Goal:  Chris Brown on pass from by Bryan Little.  Brown took pass 12 yards out on left side, took one touch and struck it with the left foot to just inside the far post.

29th minute- Portland goalie James Jordan makes diving save on shot from Simone Esposito from the top of the box.

35th minute- Juventus Substitution: Alessandro Ntanos in for the injured Domencio Pirrotta.

42nd minute- Shot on goal by Portland's Miguel Guante from just outside 18 yards.

44th minute- Shot driven on net by right foot of Portland's Chris Brown, save made by Juventus goalie Carlo Pinsoglio.

45th minute- Juventus substitution: Andrea DePaola in for Ivan Mignano.

45th minute- Chris Brown crack with left foot just over the crossbar.

Score 1-0 Portland at half.

Halftime Stats:
Shots - POR-8 JUV-7
SOG - POR-6 JUV-4
Fouls - POR-2 JUV-3
Corner Kicks - POR-0 JUV-1

Halftime Substitutions:
Juventus: Luca Marrone in for Alessandro Ntanos, Ayub Daud in for Simone Esposito.

54th minute- Juventus substitutions: Denis Russo in for Giuseppe Giovinco, Ciro Immobile in for Ayub Daud.

59th minute- Timbers substitution: Aresene Oka in for Bryan Little.

61st minute- Goal by Portland's Takayuki Suzuki waved off for offsides.

63rd minute- Near chance for Juventus.  Crossed missed by Ciro Immobile right in front of net from 12 yards out.

67th minute- Juventus substitution: Abdoulaye Alcibiade in for Federico Mirarchi.

68th minute- Juventus chance:  Free kick from Fausto Rossi to Andrea DePaola, chipped just over top of crossbar.

69th minute- Portland chance:  Free kicked to Suzuki, headed just wide of right post.

71st minute- Yellow card issued to Juventus goalie Carlo Pinsoglio. 

73rd minute- Portland substitution: Kiki Lara in for Miguel Guante.

77th minute- Juventus substitution: David Junior Toukam in for Simone Serino.

78th minute- Juventus goal called back for offsides.  Shot by Fausto Rossi.

88th minute- Yellow card issued to Juventus player Luca Gerbaudo.

90th minute- Portland substitution: Vardan Adzemian in for Chris Bagley.

Final
Portland holds on to defeat Juventus Primavera 1-0.