Fortress! Timbers still perfect at home
For the Portland Timbers, in their inaugural Major League Soccer season, there is no place like home as after five league matches at the renovated JELD-WEN Field, the Timbers are still perfect with five wins, and three straight shutouts, all by a 1-0 score. The latest victim would be the Columbus Crew when after a lackluster first half for both teams, the Timbers would break out early in the second half on a headed goal by former Crew defender Eric Brunner. The Timbers kept a clean sheet with the help of a spectacular reaction save by Troy Perkins late in the first half, and a kind post keeping out a Crew shot late in the second half, as the Timbers move to a tie for second place in the Western Conference.