Timbers, Thunder locked at 0-0 at half
The Timbers take on the Minnesota Thunder tonight at PGE Park at 7 p.m. on a Miller Lite Thursday. A live broadcast of tonight's match is available here through portlandtimbers.com; and a live video webcast available through USL Live.
Click here for tonight's match notes.
18 - Shot just wide by Minnesota's Stephen deRoux on lofted cross from right side of field
19 - Timbers shot over crossbar by Miguel Guante
21 - Shot by Thunder player deRoux on breakaway up left side, save by Timber goalie Jordan James
36 - Yellow card issued to Minnesota's Brian Kallman for unsportsmanlike conduct
45 - Yellow card issued to Minnesota's Ricardo Sanchez
Score: Timbers-0 Thunder-0
Shots: Timbers-3 Thunder-5
Fouls: Timbers-13 Thunder-6
50 - Timber Cameron Knowles header just wide left off corner kick from Takayuki Suzuki
54 - Clear breakaway by Thunder player Melvin Tarley, diving save made by James
58 - Yellow card issued to Timber Bryan Jordan
59 - Timber shot by Andrew Gregor from just outside the box, save made by Nic Platter
61 - Timber substitution: Shaun Higgins in for Tom Poltl
63 - Shot driven by Timber Leonard Griffin just above the crossbar
65 - Timbers scoring opportunity: Chris Brown header on cross from Guante deflected wide of the goal sets up a corner kick
74 - Yellow card issued to Timber Shaun Higgins
78 - Thunder substitution: Aaron Paye in for Brian Kallman
78 - Diving save made by James, ball rebounded by Thunder and shot wide of net
82 - Shot on breakaway by Thunder player Paye, off right goalpost
90 - Shot just wide of right post by Minnesota's Jeremiah Bass off pass from Paye
The Timbers defeated the Thunder 2-1 on April 24 at PGE Park to take a 1-0-0 lead in the 2008 season series between the two clubs. Portland has a 10-5-9 record against Minnesota since it joined the league in 2001, including a 5-3-4 record at PGE Park. The Timbers’ win over Minnesota earlier this season was the team’s first since the 2006 season - the two sides battled to ties in all three regular-season contests in 2007.