CenturyLink Man of the Match @ LA Galaxy: Hanyer Mosquera

Colombian centerback picks up his first Man of the Match honor for 2012

MOTM @ LA Galaxy, Hanyer Mosquera, 4.14.12

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Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer

Though the Portland Timbers’ 3-1 loss to the LA Galaxy last Saturday night brought the team’s losing streak to three, there were a few bright spots in the match. Kris Boyd’s first half goal showed a skilled and clinical finish and he had another equally skilled volley for a goal that was called offsides.

However, it was the return of Hanyer Mosquera to the lineup that had Timbers fans take notice. After missing the past two matches due to a fractured orbital bone and concussion sufferend against FC Dallas, the Colombian centerback displayed timely tackles, solid positioning, and a commanding presence on the backline throughout the match. The performance was clearly noticed by Timbers fans as Mosquera picked up an overwhelming 69% of the vote.

As such, Hanyer Mosquera is your CenturyLink Man of the Match.

Hanyer Mosquera – 69%
Kris Boyd – 24%
Steve Purdy – 8%

Congratulations to Hanyer and be sure to visit www.portlandtimbers.com/motm to vote on the next CenturyLink Man of the Match.