In what has been a trend lately, the Timbers found themselves down a goal early, then down two goals less than five minutes later.  Though a spectacular Darlington Nagbe goal brought the Timbers back to 2-1 down just before the half, the Timbers never found the equalizer and fall 2-1 to Sporting Kansas City.

Match report:
http://www.soccercityusa.com/timbers/skc070211.htm

Photo gallery:
http://www.soccercityusa.com/timbers/skc070211-pics.htm

Timbers match report:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/07/recap-sporting-still-running-strong-edge-timbers-2-1

Match highlights:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/videos?catid=1954&id=16550

By the numbers:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/07/numbers-chalkboard-timbers-vs-sporting-kc-july-2-2011

Quotes and notes:
http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2011/07/quotes-notes-timbers-vs-sporting-kc-july-2-201