In the 26th minute, Richie Marquez got the Union on the board off of a Haris Medunjanin corner kick. The lead was short lived however, as Darlington Nagbe got the equalizer in the 32nd minute. Roy Miller gave the Timbers a lead they would not relinquish in the 65th minute with a flick-on header off of a free kick.
The Union were perhaps fortunate not to have conceded more, as there were several shots from the Timbers that went well wide or forced Andre Blake to step up and make a save.
Late in the match, Blake was judged to have brought down Fanendo Adi just in the box and the penalty was awarded. Adi smashed it home, and the Union were finished.
The Union host New York City FC next Friday.
How did the Union players individually perform against the Portland Timbers? Click the link and fill out the sheet by rating the players on a scale from 1-10 using the guide below. The votes will be counted and later this week we'll compare the fans’ votes against other player ratings to see just how well the Union did.
Here's the scale:
1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star