There was plenty on the line when the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC took the field, and supporters new exactly what was at stake. It was a warm late summer day in the Rose City and the Timbers were just as hot on the day, turning in a complete performance in a win over rival Whitecaps FC. Here are posts from across social media, including a tip of the hat from Jozy Altidore, on a sun-drenched day at Providence Park.
It was a heated Saturday afternoon in Portland for #PORvVAN. Anxious supporters, armed with sunscreen, came ready to help the home side defend Cascadia from Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Diego Valeri, el Maestro, dropped a golazo on Whitecaps FC in the first half to open the scoring for the afternoon. My was it pretty. Even U.S. Men's National Team Jozy Altidore took notice.
Valeri que golazo— Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) September 20, 2014
Fanendo Adi had some goal scoring plans of his own, and when he scores, he scores in pairs.
Fanendo Adi doesn't always score goals, but when he does, he scores 2 @TimbersFC— Zack Melnick (@ZDM86) September 20, 2014
Overall it was a hot and victorious afternoon! Timbers shut out the Whitecaps, and the key win moved the club above the red line and into a playoff position in the Western Conference.