CenturyLink Man of the Match vs. Independiente: Sal Zizzo

Zizzo's first half strike gets team fired up

MOTM, Sal Zizzo

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Photo by Tibby McDowell

The Portland Timbers took on a giant of Argentine football with Independiente and played them to a 2-0 victory at JELD-WEN Field giving the home side their first victory in the 2011 exhibition friendlies on the season.

Fired up early on, Sal Zizzo scored off of a beautifully weighted ball from teammate Eddie Johnson. Threatening throughout the night, head coach John Spencer said of the midfielder, "If I was a scout watching the game, I would put a bid in for him. I thought he was magnificent."

So did the fans. With 81.74% of the vote, Zizzo was the clear winner of the CenturyLink Man of the Match against Independiente.

Sal Zizzo - 81.47%

Mike Chabala - 12.59%

David Horst - 2.85%

Brian Umony - 2.14

Eddie Johnson - 0.95%

Congratulations to Sal and be sure to visit Facebook.com/PortlandTimbers for future CenturyLink Man of the Match votes.