Portland Timbers midfielder Eryk Williamson and goalkeeper Logan Ketterer have been named to Major League Soccer’s Week 5 Team of the Week. The honors come after Portland’s 2-0 victory on Saturday at the San Jose Earthquakes.
Williamson started Saturday’s game and assisted on both of Portland’s goals, playing Yimmi Chara through San Jose’s defense for the Timbers’ early opener and connecting with Marvin Loría on a second-half cross for the team’s second-half insurance. Williamson completed 88 percent of his attempted passes and led or tied for the team lead in tackles (three) and dribbles (five).
Ketterer, acquired last week via an emergency loan from El Paso Locomotive FC, kept a clean sheet in his Major League Soccer debut, with his penalty-kick stop on Earthquakes captain Chris Wondolowski among the four saves he made during the match.
Williamson and Ketterer are the first Timbers to make an MLS Team of the Week this season. Each week’s team is presented by Audi, decided by MLSSoccer.com's staff, and announced on Monday.
Take in everything from Portland's win at San Jose:
- Highlights from Portland's 2-0 victory at San Jose
- RECAP | Timbers shut out Earthquakes for first road win of season
- Savarese: "We followed the plan we set for this match."/a>
- Williamson: "Everybody who stepped on the field gave their all"
- Ketterer discusses a memorable debut for Portland
- FARLEY | Win sees Timbers start moving on from taxing first month
- GOAL | Yimmi Chara scores the opener in San Jose
- GOAL | Marvin Loría gives the Timbers a 2-0 lead
- #StatMan Three | Ketterer delivers PK save and shutout in debut