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PORTLAND TIMBERS v SPORTING KANSAS CITY (April 21, Jeld-Wen Field, 7:30 p.m. PT) PROBABLE LINEUPS

2012 SEASON RECORDS GP W-L-T PTS GF GA Timbers 6 1-4-1 4 8 11 at home 3 1-2-0 3 6 6 Sporting on road

1

7 7-0-0 21 12 2 3 3-0-0 9 5 1

Perkins

LEAGUE HEAD-TO-HEAD

25

ALL-TIME (2 meetings): Timbers 0 wins, 2 goals … Sporting KC 2 wins, 5 goals … Ties 0

35

5

Jean-Baptiste

Brunner

8

13

21

Jewsbury

Chara

Alexander

6

9

Nagbe

Boyd

17

UPCOMING MATCHES TIMBERS GALAXY Sat. Apr. 21 Sporting KC Sat. Apr. 21 at Colorado Sat. Apr. 28 at Montreal Sat. Apr. 28 FC Dallas Sat. May 5 Columbus Wed. May 2 at Seattle Tue. May 15 at Houston Sat. May 5 New York

Sapong

11 Convey

16

SPORTING

TIMBERS

Sinovic

F A 12 2 53 315

GOALS SCORED MINUTES PER GOAL RIGHT FOOT LEFT FOOT HEADERS OTHER OPEN PLAY CROSS CORNER REBOUND PENALTIES DIRECT FROM FREE KICK FREE KICK (INDIRECT) OWN GOALS

4 4 0 1 1 1 0 0

5 1 5 1

1 0 1 0

4 3 2 1 0 0 1 1

0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

DISTANCE

0 6 2 (W-L-T) POR KC

INSIDE GOAL AREA INSIDE PENALTY AREA OUTSIDE PENALTY AREA

1 6 4

6 6 0

RECORD AT HALFTIME LEAD TIED TRAIL 0-1-0 1-1-0 0-2-1 3-0-0 4-0-0 0-0-0

PORTLAND TIMBERS Date Score (Gms since) 3/12/2012 POR 3, PHI 1 10/02/2011 POR 1, VAN 0 4/07/2012 POR 1, CHV 2 4/14/2012 POR 1, LA 3 3/17/2012 POR 1, DAL 1 10/02/2011 POR 1, VAN 0 3/24/2012 POR 0, NE 1

GAME-BY-GAME: WON/LOST/TIED Timbers WTLLLL WWWWWWW Sporting KC

78 Collin

Myers

1 0 1

REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. SAR (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; JAR (opposite): Paul Scott; 4th: Sorin Stoica INJURY REPORTS PORTLAND TIMBERS – OUT: GK Joe Bendik (R knee meniscus surgery); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); DOUBTFUL: MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); DF Futty Danso (L foot fracture); GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness); DF David Horst (R hip surgery); MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain); DF Rodney Wallace (L ankle sprain) … SPORTING KANSAS CITY – OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury); MF Julio Cesar (R hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: DF Cyprian Hedrick (R Achilles tendinitis) DISCIPLINARY SITUATION SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS (suspended next yellow card): none

(2) (5) (0) (0) (4) (9) (3)

SPORTING KC 1 Jimmy Nielsen (GK) 2 Michael Harrington (DF) 3 Korede Aiyegbusi (DF) 4 Kevin Ellis (DF) 5 Matt Besler (DF) 6 Paulo Nagamura (MF) 7 Chance Myers (DF) 8 Graham Zusi (MF) 9 Teal Bunbury (FW) 11 Bobby Convey (MF) 12 Konrad Warzycha (FW) 13 Lawrence Olum (DF) 14 Dom Dwyer (FW) 15 Roger Espinoza (MF) 16 Seth Sinovic (DF) 17 C.J. Sapong (FW) 18 Eric Kronberg (GK) 19 Peterson Joseph (MF) 20 Shawn Singh (DF) 21 Jon Kempin (GK) 22 Soony Saad (FW) 23 Kei Kamara (FW) 24 Cyprian Hedrick (DF) 32 Luke Sassano (DF) 37 Jacob Peterson (MF) 55 Julio Cesar (DF) 78 Aurelien Collin (DF) 88 Michael Thomas (MF)

INTERNATIONAL DUTY none

RECORD WITH FIRST GOAL SCORE ALLOW 0-2-0 1-2-1 6-0-0 1-0-0

THE LAST TIME Home win Road win Home loss Road loss Tie game Shutout for Shutout vs.

5 Besler

7

Nielsen

TYPE OF PLAY

4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0

6 Nagamura

1

HOW SCORED

6 2 3 0

Zusi

Espinoza

WHERE THE GOALS COME FROM

23 Kamara

8 15

6 0 2 0

17

Songo’o

LAST YEAR (MLS): 7/2: POR 1, KC 2 (Nagbe 45 – Sapong 15; Collin 19) 8/17: KC 3, POR 1 (Zusi 25, 40; Saad 72 – Dike 81)

A 11 49

4 Chabala

Purdy

AT PORTLAND (1 meeting): Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal … Sporting KC 1 win, 2 goals … Ties 0

F 8 68

ROSTERS PORTLAND TIMBERS 1 Troy Perkins (GK) 4 Mike Chabala (DF) 5 Eric Brunner (DF) 6 Darlington Nagbe (MF) 7 Sal Zizzo (FW) 8 Franck Songo'o (MF) 9 Kris Boyd (FW) 10 Eddie Johnson (FW) 11 Kalif Alhassan (MF) 12 David Horst (DF) 13 Jack Jewsbury (MF) 14 James Marcelin (MF) 15 Jorge Perlaza (FW) 16 Brent Richards (FW) 17 Eric Alexander (MF) 18 Ryan Kawulok (DF) 19 Bright Dike (FW) 20 Jose Adolfo Valencia (FW) 21 Diego Chara (MF) 22 Rodney Wallace (DF) 23 Joseph Bendik (GK) 24 Sebastian Rincon (FW) 25 Steve Purdy (DF) 26 Charles Renken (MF) 27 Chris Taylor (DF) 28 Freddie Braun (MF) 30 Lovel Palmer (MF) 33 Hanyer Mosquera (DF) 35 Andrew Jean-Baptiste (DF) 90 Jake Gleeson (GK) 98 Mamadou Danso (DF)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Date Score (Gms since) 4/14/2012 KC 1, RSL 0 4/18/2012 KC 3, VAN 1 8/27/2011 KC 2, DAL 3 9/17/2011 KC 0, RSL 1 10/01/2011 KC 1, SJ 1 4/14/2012 KC 1, RSL 0 9/17/2011 KC 0, RSL 1

(0) (0) (9) (5) (9) (1) (12)

TEAM LEADERS TIMBERS G: 3 Boyd/Nagbe A: 3 Alexander SHT: 18 Boyd SOG: 9 Boyd FC: 13 Chara FS: 12 Jewsbury OF: 8 Boyd C: 2 Jewsbury/Wallace E: 0 SPORTING G: 4 Kamara A: 6 Zusi SHT: 36 Kamara SOG: 16 Kamara FC: 15 Espinoza FS: 14 Kamara OF: 4 Sapong C: 2 3 players tied E: 0

GOALSCORING RECORD GOALS SCORED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG POR 6 1 3 1 1 0 8 1.33 KC 7 0 4 1 2 0 12 1.71 GOALS ALLOWED IN GAME GP 0 1 2 3 4+ TOT AVG POR 6 0 3 1 2 0 11 1.83 KC 7 5 2 0 0 0 2 0.29 GOALS BY INTERVALS GOALS SCORED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 POR 8 1 1 0 3 3 0 KC 12 0 2 3 3 2 2 GOALS ALLOWED Total 1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 POR 11 0 1 3 2 0 5 KC 2 0 1 0 0 0 1


PORTLAND TIMBERS v SPORTING KANSAS CITY (April 21, Jeld-Wen Field, 7:30 p.m. PT - MLS Game 62)

PORTLAND TIMBERS 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Troy Perkins GK 6-2 190 07/29/1981 Springfield, OH 6 6 0 0 134 134 0 1 4 Mike Chabala DF 6-0 175 05/24/1984 Fresno, CA 2 1 0 0 63 50 2 9 5 Eric Brunner DF 6-4 170 02/12/1986 Dublin, OH 6 6 0 0 77 73 5 2 6 Darlington Nagbe MF 5-9 165 09/23/1988 Monrovia, Liberia 6 4 3 0 34 25 5 3 7 Sal Zizzo MF 5-11 165 04/03/1987 San Diego, CA 0 0 0 0 40 15 0 4 8 Franck Songo'o MF 5-10 175 05/14/1987 Yaounde, Cameroon 4 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 9 Kris Boyd FW 6-1 180 08/18/1983 Irvine, Scotland 6 6 3 0 6 6 3 0 10 Eddie Johnson FW 5-11 185 09/20/1984 Chester, England 0 0 0 0 7 3 1 0 11 Kalif Alhassan MF 5-10 160 10/15/1990 Accra, Ghana 5 4 1 1 37 31 1 7 12 David Horst DF 6-4 200 10/25/1985 Pine Grove, PA 0 0 0 0 19 13 0 0 13 Jack Jewsbury MF 6-0 185 04/13/1981 Joplin, MO 6 6 0 2 232 179 21 30 14 James Marcelin MF 6-2 170 06/13/1986 Saint-Marc, Haiti 3 0 0 0 23 12 0 0 15 Jorge Perlaza FW 5-10 155 10/11/1984 Guapi, Colombia 6 3 0 0 37 29 6 2 16 Brent Richards FW 5-10 165 05/20/1990 Camas, WA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 Eric Alexander MF 6-1 165 04/14/1988 Portage, MI 6 6 0 3 51 37 2 6 18 Ryan Kawulok DF 6-2 185 12/29/1989 Boulder, CO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 Bright Dike FW 6-1 223 02/02/1987 Edmond, OK 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 Jose Adolfo Valencia FW 6-1 180 12/18/1991 Bogota, Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 MF 5-8 150 04/05/1986 Valle del Cauca, Colombia 6 6 0 0 34 33 2 4 21 Diego Chara 22 Rodney Wallace DF 5-10 160 06/17/1988 San Jose, Costa Rica 5 5 0 0 69 63 5 7 23 Joseph Bendik GK 6-3 205 04/25/1989 Marietta, GA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sebastian Rincon FW 6-1 170 01/14/1994 Cali, Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 Steve Purdy DF 6-4 190 02/05/1985 Bakersfield, CA 1 1 0 0 14 13 0 0 25 Charles Renken MF 5-7 140 12/19/1993 Kalingalinga, Zambia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 Chris Taylor DF 6-1 160 05/12/1989 Edmond, OK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 Freddie Braun MF 5-10 160 05/13/1988 Royal Oak, MI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 Lovel Palmer DF 5-10 160 08/30/1984 Mandeville, Jamaica 6 5 0 0 66 60 3 2 30 Hanyer Mosquera DF 6-1 175 01/15/1987 Istmina, Colombia 3 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 33 Andrew Jean-Baptiste DF 6-2 205 06/16/1992 Brooklyn, NY 4 3 1 0 4 3 1 0 35 Jake Gleeson GK 6-3 200 06/26/1990 Palmerston North, New Zealand 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 90 Mamadou Danso DF 6-3 185 04/27/1983 Serekunda, Gambia 0 0 0 0 24 23 3 0 98

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2012 CAREER No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate Birthplace GP GS G A GP GS G A 1 Jimmy Nielsen GK 6-3 200 08/06/1977 Aalborg, Denmark 7 7 0 0 67 67 0 0 2 Michael Harrington DF 6-0 170 01/24/1986 Greenville, NC 1 0 0 0 139 119 5 13 3 Korede Aiyegbusi DF 5-5 155 07/15/1988 London, England 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 4 Kevin Ellis DF 5-9 160 06/30/1991 Kansas City, MO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 Matt Besler DF 6-0 170 02/11/1987 Kansas City, MO 7 7 0 0 79 75 2 2 6 Paulo Nagamura MF 5-8 154 03/02/1983 Sao Paulo, Brazil 5 1 0 0 162 145 9 14 7 Chance Myers DF 6-0 165 12/07/1987 Thousand Oaks, CA 7 7 0 2 66 44 0 4 8 Graham Zusi MF 5-10 160 08/18/1986 Orlando, FL 7 7 1 6 71 41 7 14 9 Teal Bunbury FW 6-2 175 02/27/1990 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 4 1 0 0 59 34 14 5 11 Bobby Convey MF 5-9 150 05/27/1983 Philadelphia, PA 7 7 0 1 171 159 11 31 12 Konrad Warzycha FW 6-1 190 02/14/1989 Zabrze, Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 Lawrence Olum DF 6-2 185 07/10/1984 Nairobi, Kenya 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 14 Dom Dwyer FW 5-9 180 07/30/1990 Cuckfield, England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Roger Espinoza MF 5-11 160 10/25/1986 Puerto Cortes, Honduras 7 7 0 0 94 74 2 9 16 Seth Sinovic DF 5-9 170 01/28/1987 Kansas City, MO 7 7 0 1 47 45 0 1 17 C.J. Sapong FW 6-2 185 12/27/1988 Manassas, VA 7 6 3 0 41 28 8 5 18 Eric Kronberg GK 6-5 210 06/07/1983 Santa Rosa, CA 0 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 19 Peterson Joseph MF 5-8 132 04/24/1990 Port-au-Prince, Haiti 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 20 Shawn Singh DF 5-9 145 05/05/1989 Bakersfield, CA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 Jon Kempin GK 6-1 170 04/08/1993 Overland Park, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 Soony Saad FW 5-10 165 08/17/1992 Dearborn, MI 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 23 Kei Kamara MF 6-3 186 09/01/1984 Kenema, Sierra Leone 7 7 4 1 152 112 38 14 24 Cyprian Hedrick DF 6-0 185 10/06/1989 Duala, Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 Luke Sassano DF 6-0 170 10/14/1985 Orinda, CA 1 0 0 0 48 30 1 0 37 Jacob Peterson MF 5-10 165 01/27/1986 Portage, MI 6 0 0 0 144 82 9 10 55 Julio Cesar MF 6-1 170 11/18/1978 Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil 6 6 0 0 33 31 2 2 78 Aurelien Collin DF 6-2 169 03/08/1986 Enghien-les-Bains, France 7 7 3 0 30 28 6 0 88 Michael Thomas MF 5-10 190 03/08/1989 Olathe, KS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 HEAD  COACH  :  Peter Vermes

L28 11/21/1966 W34 T21


PORTLAND TIMBERS vs SPORTING KANSAS CITY JELD-WEN FIELD, Portland, Ore. April 21, 2012 (WEEK 7, MLS Game #62) 7:30 p.m. PT (ROOT NW; KSMO) The Portland Timbers return home looking to end their record losing streak – and stop Sporting Kansas City’s record winning run – when the clubs meet Saturday evening at Jeld-Wen Field. The Timbers have lost an MLS club-record four in a row, after their 3-1 defeat at the LA Galaxy last weekend. Sporting have started the season with seven wins in seven games, beginning their Pacific Northwest road trip with a 3-1 win in Vancouver at midweek. REFEREE: Hilario Grajeda. SAR (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; JAR (opposite): Paul Scott; 4th: Sorin Stoica MLS Career: 62 games; FC/gm: 24.4; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 14; pens: 9 INJURY REPORT: PORTLAND TIMBERS – OUT: GK Joe Bendik (R knee meniscus surgery); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion); DOUBTFUL: MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); DF Futty Danso (L foot fracture); GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness); DF David Horst (R hip surgery); MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain); DF Rodney Wallace (L ankle sprain) … SPORTING KANSAS CITY – OUT: GK Eric Kronberg (lower back injury); MF Julio Cesar (R hamstring strain); DOUBTFUL: DF Cyprian Hedrick (R Achilles tendinitis) INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none SUSPENDED: none WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: none HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (2 meetings): Timbers 0 wins, 2 goals … Sporting KC 2 wins, 5 goals … Ties 0 AT PORTLAND (1 meeting): Timbers 0 wins, 1 goal … Sporting KC 1 win, 2 goals … Ties 0 LAST YEAR (MLS): 7/2: POR 1, KC 2 (Nagbe 45 – Sapong 15; Collin 19) 8/17: KC 3, POR 1 (Zusi 25, 40; Saad 72 – Dike 81)  This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.  Sporting KC won both meetings a year ago in the Timbers’ first MLS campaign, winning 2-1 at Jeld-Wen Field on July 2.  Coaches record: John Spencer vs. KC: P2 W0 L2 D0 … Peter Vermes vs. POR: P2 W2 L0 D0 PORTLAND TIMBERS The Portland Timbers went down to a fourth consecutive defeat, conceded a pair of late goals in a 3-1 loss to the LA Galaxy on Saturday evening at The Home Depot Center. The Timbers are in ninth place in the Western Conference with 4 points from 5 games. LAST MATCH  The Timbers broke in the 23rd minute. Eric Alexander sent a through ball behind the Galaxy back line and Kris Boyd ran onto it before slotting home with a low shot from just outside the area.  The Galaxy pulled even in the 44th minute. Streaking down the left side after receiving a through ball from Todd Dunivant, Robbie Keane rounded Eric Brunner in the corner before finding Landon Donovan, who buried a shot past Troy Perkins from inside the area.  The home side then took the lead for good in the 83rd minute. After a flurry of pressure around the Timbers area, Juninho latched onto a half-clearance and hammered a low rocket from beyond the area.  The Galaxy added the exclamation point in stoppage time when David Beckham added another goal to his highlight collection, bending the ball into the top corner from 25 yards out to beat Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins.  Timbers head coach John Spencer made four changes to the team that fell to a 2-1 loss to Chivas USA at JeldWen Field. Steve Purdy, Hanyer Mosquera and Mike Chabala all came into the back four for Lovel Palmer, Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Rodney Wallace, and Kalif Alhassan started in midfield for Franck Songo'o.  PORTLAND TIMBERS (4-4-2): Troy Perkins - Steve Purdy, Hanyer Mosquera, Eric Brunner, Mike Chabala Kalif Alhassan (Franck Songo'o 58), Diego Chara, Jack Jewsbury (Lovel Palmer 74), Eric Alexander Darlington Nagbe, Kris Boyd (Jorge Perlaza 81). TEAM NEWS

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The Timbers have lost a club-record four consecutive MLS matches after their 3-1 defeat by the LA Galaxy last weekend. “I think I still believe that we have quality, and we have quality to win the games,” said Timbers head coach John Spencer. “For me confidence is obviously a big factor when you have a losing streak and it’s the same the other way when you go on a winning streak and you feel unbeatable. I think we performed at times, played some real good football and it’s unfortunate with a 3-1 scoreline against.” Kris Boyd scored for a second consecutive match, now with three goals in his first MLS season. “I go into every game looking to score a goal,” said Boyd. “Our possession is key. The Galaxy are one of the better clubs in America but no different than any other team. Like I said before the most important thing is to get the three points and we’re disappointed not to get that.” The Timbers have now conceded eight goals in the past three games. Spencer changed both fullback positions for the Galaxy match, giving both Steve Purdy and Mike Chabala their first starts of the season. “Losing can become a habit as well as winning,” Spencer said. “The easiest thing for us to do right now as a coaching staff and as a playing staff is feel sorry for yourself. Odds are they’re going to put it right. And you’ve got to try to pick them up for the game.” The Timbers have also conceded five of their 11 total goals in the final 15 minutes of games. “It’s just as frustrating as the other ones. It’s time to stop talking and just get winning. Eliminate mistakes,” said Darlington Nagbe. This week, the club announced the signing of Sebastián Rincón on loan from Uruguayan first-division side Club Atlético Atenas. Rincón, 18, played in the youth system of Colombian side Deportivo Cali and youth club soccer in the U.S. before starting his professional career in 2010 at the age of 16 with the reserve team of Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe. “Sebastián has been training with us since preseason, and is a young player with tremendous potential,” said Spencer. “He has a good pedigree and possesses good size and athleticism. We are happy to have him and hope to continue his development as a player.”

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Sporting Kansas City made it 7-for-7 to start the 2012 season, beginning their Pacific Northwest road trip with a 3-1 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday evening at BC Place. Sporting have 21 points from 7 matches to lead the Eastern Conference. LAST MATCH  Sporting took the lead 24 minutes into the game. KC had maintained possession following a corner, and Graham Zusi’s cross found Collin, who headed back to Roger Espinoza. The Honduran international's shot ricocheted off a defender and back into Collin's path who poked the ball across the line from close range.  Kansas City doubled the lead in the 51st minute. Whitecaps FC center back Martin Bonjour, while defending a Matt Besler throw-in, attempted to direct the ball back to goalkeeper Joe Cannon while being pressured by Collin -- only to chest the ball into the corner of the goal.  Fourteen minutes later Kei Kamara sealed the victory for Sporting, finishing a cross from Chance Myers. Kamara started the play by passing the ball out wide to Myers, and the fullback returned the favor for Kamara to flick home at the near post.  The home side got a goal back in the 80th minute. A Camilo shot came back off the bar and rebounded to Sebastien Le Toux to head in from close range, as Sporting 'keeper Jimmy Nielsen was just unable to keep it from crossing the line.  Sporting head coach Peter Vermes made one change to the team that defeated Real Salt Lake 1-0 at Livestrong Sporting Park. Paulo Nagamura came into the midfield in place of Julio Cesar.  SPORTING KANSAS CITY (4-2-3-1): Jimmy Nielsen - Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic - Paulo Nagamura (Lawrence Olum 77), Roger Espinoza - Kei Kamara, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 52) - C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury 62). TEAM NEWS  Sporting continue to get closer to the all-time unbeaten record for wins to start a season. The LA Galaxy went 12-0 in 1996, winning the first nine in regulation time (two in all in a shootout), and the 1998 LA Galaxy started 9-0, winning the first game in a shootout.  Sporting are also chasing the record for an unbeaten run to start the season, also 12 games, set by the ’96 LA Galaxy, the 2010 Kansas City Wizards and 2010 LA Galaxy (both 10-0-2).  “One of the biggest things was we were starting to get tired at the end due to the travel and the short turnaround from our Saturday game,” said Sporting manager Peter Vermes. “The good thing was that lately we’ve been in the environment where we’ve been up and teams have thrown a lot at us and today we handled this situation really well.”

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Sporting goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen saw his shutout streak snapped at 414 minutes with Sebastien Le Toux’s goal 10 minutes from the end, the second-longest in MLS this season (behind Vancouver’s 426-minute stretch to start the season. “The big difference for us tonight was the play of Jimmy (Nielsen). His saves at the end were tremendous and I think at the end of the day that’s what saved us because the last 10 minutes they were really on us,” said Vermes. Coming into the match, Nielsen had been called upon to make seven saves total, and had gone 315 minutes without seeing a single attempt on target until late in the Real Salt Lake match. Against Vancouver, Nielsen saw a total of 19 shots, seven on frame. "They created some good chances and when they scored it gave them a lot of energy,” said Nielsen. “I kind of had nothing to do the last couple of games until today. We kind of knew that it would be tough up here today. I prepared myself a little different today. I was pretty sure that I would be in action today. I can have a full paycheck next time." With Julio Cesar injured, Vermes made a change in his lineup for the first time since the second game of the season when KC took on New England at home. “Obviously, he’s an important guy for the team,” Vermes said ofJulio Cesar. “But at the same time – as I’ve told you guys millions of times – the biggest thing for me when we have muscle injuries, we need to shut a guy down and make sure he’s 100 percent before we bring him back out.” Collin has not scored in back-to-back games, while Kamara hit for the fourth time in six games. “We had to get something going on the counter. We were in good places on the field to get the own goal, and then for Kei to get in there and get on the end of that pass and finish it off, that was huge,” Vermes said.

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2012 PORTLAND TIMBERS STATISTICS (1-4-1, 4 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 9 F Kris Boyd 6 M Darlington Nagbe 11 M Kalif Alhassan 35 D Andrew Jean-Baptiste 17 M Eric Alexander 13 M Jack Jewsbury 5 D Eric Brunner 4 D Mike Chabala 21 M Diego Chara 14 M James Marcelin 33 D Hanyer Mosquera 30 D Lovel Palmer 1 G Troy Perkins 15 F Jorge Perlaza 25 D Steve Purdy 8 M Franck Songo'o 22 D Rodney Wallace 23 G Joseph Bendik 28 M Freddie Braun 98 D Mamadou Danso 19 F Bright Dike 90 G Jake Gleeson 12 D David Horst 10 F Eddie Johnson 18 D Ryan Kawulok 26 M Charles Renken 16 F Brent Richards F Sebastian Rincon 27 D Chris Taylor 20 F Jose Adolfo Valencia 7 M Sal Zizzo Team totals Opponent totals

GP 6 6 5 4 6 6 6 2 6 3 3 6 6 6 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6

GS 6 4 4 3 6 6 6 1 6 0 3 5 6 3 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6

MIN 521 429 356 336 459 524 540 135 526 37 204 466 540 236 90 150 391 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 540 540

G 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 11

PORTLAND TIMBERS INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP GS 1 G Troy Perkins 6 6 Team totals 6 6 Opponent totals 6 6

MIN 540 540 540

SHTS 33 33 29

A 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8

SHT 18 10 8 1 10 4 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 3 1 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 69

SV 20 20 20

GA 11 11 8

SOG 9 6 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 33

FC 6 3 3 2 2 7 2 0 13 3 6 4 0 2 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 68

GAA 1.83 1.83 1.33

PG 1 1 0

FS 6 9 6 1 4 12 4 1 11 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 68 62

OFF 8 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 6

CK 0 0 3 0 0 15 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 31

C 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Kris Boyd 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Kalif Alhassan 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

PA 1 1 0

W 1 1 4

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Portland Timbers statistics listed here.

L 4 4 1

T 1 1 1

SO 0 0 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


2012 SPORTING KANSAS CITY STATISTICS (7-0-0, 21 pts.) UNF POS PLAYER 23 M Kei Kamara 78 D Aurelien Collin 17 F C.J. Sapong 8 M Graham Zusi 7 D Chance Myers 11 M Bobby Convey 16 D Seth Sinovic 5 D Matt Besler 9 F Teal Bunbury 15 M Roger Espinoza 2 D Michael Harrington 55 M Julio Cesar 6 M Paulo Nagamura 1 G Jimmy Nielsen 13 D Lawrence Olum 37 M Jacob Peterson 32 D Luke Sassano 3 D Korede Aiyegbusi 14 F Dom Dwyer 4 D Kevin Ellis 19 M Peterson Joseph 21 G Jon Kempin 18 G Eric Kronberg 22 F Soony Saad 20 D Shawn Singh 88 M Michael Thomas Own-goals received Team totals Opponent totals

GP 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 4 7 1 6 5 7 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GS 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 1 7 0 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

MIN 630 599 506 595 630 540 629 630 124 630 1 475 162 630 45 90 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7 7

7 7

630 630

G 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 2

A 1 0 0 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 36 7 14 18 4 3 4 1 7 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SOG 16 4 8 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 14 10 9 9 11 2 5 1 7 15 0 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FS 14 5 8 10 4 2 11 3 2 12 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OFF 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 1 0 0 28 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

11 0

113 65

39 16

94 83

83 94

10 17

45 21

11 8

0 1

GAME-WINNING GOALS: C.J. Sapong 2, Kei Kamara 2, Graham Zusi 1, Aurelien Collin 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: Graham Zusi 4, Chance Myers 1, Kei Kamara 1, Bobby Convey 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: Kei Kamara 0-1 SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING UNF POS GOALKEEPER GP GS 1 G Jimmy Nielsen 7 7 Team totals 7 7 Opponent totals 7 7

MIN 630 630 630

SHTS 16 16 39

SV 14 14 27

GA 2 2 12

GAA 0.29 0.29 1.71

PG 0 0 0

PA 0 0 1

W 7 7 0

L 0 0 7

* = Played with other teams in 2012. Only Sporting Kansas City statistics listed here.

T 0 0 0

SO 5 5 0


PORTLAND TIMBERS 2012 SCHEDULE DAY DATE Mon. Mar.

OPPONENT 12 Philadelphia

RESULT W 3-1

ATT. 20,438

Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar. Sat. Mar.

17 at FC Dallas 24 at New England 31 Real Salt Lake

T 1-1 L 0-1 L 2-3

12,203 12,925 20,438

Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Tue. Sun. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sat. Tue. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sun. Wed. Sun. Sat. Fri. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Sat.

7 14 21 28 5 15 20 26 17 24 30 3 7 14 18 21 28 5 15 19 25 31 5 15 19 22 29 7 20 27

Chivas USA L 1-2 at Los Angeles L 1-3 Sporting KC at Montreal Columbus at Houston Chicago Vancouver at Los Angeles Seattle at Colorado San Jose at Real Salt Lake Los Angeles at Chivas USA at FC Dallas Chivas USA FC Dallas at Toronto FC at New York Vancouver Colorado at Colorado Seattle at San Jose at Real Salt Lake D.C. United at Seattle at Vancouver San Jose

20,438 22,143

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 T1 3 POR: Jean-Baptiste (54) Boyd (66) Alhassan (76); PHI: Gomez (51) 1-0-1 T3 4 POR: Nagbe (51); DAL: B. Perez (22) 1-1-1 T6 4 NE: Sene (0:29) 1-2-1 T6 4 POR: Nagbe (48,65); RSL: Saborio (39) Steele (89) Beckerman (93+) 1-3-1 8 4 POR: Boyd (16); CHV: Moreno (48) LaBrocca (82) 1-4-1 9 4 POR: Boyd (23); LA: Donovan (44) Juninho (83) Beckham (91+)

ATT. 16,314 19,777 15,161 13,372 20,323 19,422 15,382

W-L-T POS. PTS NOTES: 1-0-0 1 3 KC: Sapong (93+) 2-0-0 T1 6 KC: Zusi (28) Kamara (39) Sapong (47) 3-0-0 1 9 KC: Collin (49+) Kamara (88); DAL: Villar (25) 4-0-0 1 12 KC: Sapong (47) 5-0-0 1 15 KC: Kamara (40) 6-0-0 1 18 KC: Collin (63) 7-0-0 1 21 KC: Collin (24) own goal (51) Kamara (65); VAN: Le Toux (79)

Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 2012 SCHEDULE DAY Sat. Sat. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Fri. Wed. Sat. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Fri. Wed. Sat. Fri. Sun. Sat. Wed.

DATE Mar. Mar. Mar. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. May May May May June June June June July July July July July July Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct.

10 17 25 1 7 14 18 21 5 12 19 27 16 20 23 29 4 7 14 18 21 28 4 11 18 26 1 14 19 22 28 7 20 24

OPPONENT at D.C. United New England FC Dallas at Chivas USA Los Angeles Real Salt Lake at Vancouver at Portland Montreal at Chicago at Colorado San Jose Toronto FC at Seattle at Philadelphia Chicago at Montreal Houston at Columbus at Houston New England Columbus at New England D.C. United at Toronto FC New York Toronto FC Houston at New York at Montreal Chicago at Columbus at New York Philadelphia

RESULT W 1-0 W 3-0 W 2-1 W 1-0 W 1-0 W 1-0 W 3-1


PORTLAND TIMBERS INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012) Goals 2 Darlington Nagbe

03/31/2012

vs. RSL

L 2-3

Assists 2 Jack Jewsbury 2 Eric Alexander

03/12/2012 03/31/2012

vs. PHI vs. RSL

W 3-1 L 2-3

Shots 4 Kalif Alhassan 4 Kris Boyd 4 Kris Boyd 4 Kris Boyd Shots on Goal 3 Kris Boyd 3 Darlington Nagbe 3 Kris Boyd

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 3 03/12/2012

vs. PHI

W 3-1

Shots 8 04/14/2012

at

LA

L 1-3

Assists 3 03/12/2012

vs. PHI

W 3-1

Shots on Goal 3 03/17/2012 3 03/24/2012 3 04/14/2012

at at at

DAL NE LA

T 1-1 L 0-1 L 1-3

Fouls Committed 5 04/07/2012 vs. CHV

L 1-2

Fouls Suffered 8 04/14/2012 at

L 1-3

Shots 17 03/12/2012 03/12/2012 03/12/2012 03/24/2012 04/07/2012

03/12/2012 03/31/2012 04/14/2012

vs. vs. at vs.

PHI PHI NE CHV

vs. PHI vs. RSL at LA

W W L L

3-1 3-1 0-1 1-2

W 3-1 L 2-3 L 1-3

Fouls Committed 4 Kris Boyd 4 Diego Chara

03/17/2012 03/24/2012

at at

DAL NE

T 1-1 L 0-1

Fouls Suffered 4 Diego Chara 4 Jack Jewsbury 4 Darlington Nagbe 4 Diego Chara

03/17/2012 03/24/2012 03/31/2012 04/07/2012

at at vs. vs.

DAL NE RSL CHV

T L L L

Offside 4 Kris Boyd

04/14/2012

at

LA

L 1-3

Saves 6 Troy Perkins

04/14/2012

at

LA

L 1-3

Shots Faced 9 Troy Perkins

04/14/2012

at

LA

L 1-3

Goals Allowed 3 Troy Perkins 3 Troy Perkins

03/31/2012 04/14/2012

vs. RSL at LA

1-1 0-1 2-3 1-2

Shots on Goal 8 03/12/2012 8 03/31/2012

vs. PHI

vs. PHI vs. RSL

Fouls Committed 17 03/24/2012 at Fouls Suffered 14 03/12/2012

W 3-1

W 3-1 L 2-3

NE

L 0-1

vs. PHI

W 3-1

LA

Corner Kicks 2 04/07/2012

vs. CHV

L 1-2

Offside 1 03/17/2012

at

DAL

T 1-1

Corner Kicks 5 03/12/2012

vs. PHI

W 3-1

Saves 1 03/12/2012

vs. PHI

W 3-1

Offside 5 04/14/2012

at

L 1-3

Shots Faced 2 03/12/2012

vs. PHI

W 3-1

Saves 6 04/14/2012 Shots Faced 11 04/14/2012 Goals Allowed 3 03/31/2012 3 04/14/2012

at

at

LA

LA

L 1-3

LA

vs. RSL at LA

L 1-3

L 2-3 L 1-3

L 2-3 L 1-3

SPORTING KANSAS CITY INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM HIGH GAMES (2012)

TEAM LOW GAMES (2012)

Goals 1 11 times

Goals 3 03/17/2012 3 04/18/2012

vs. NE at VAN

W 3-0 W 3-1

Shots 8 04/18/2012

at

VAN

W 3-1

Assists 3 03/17/2012 3 03/25/2012

Shots on Goal 2 04/18/2012

at

VAN

W 3-1

vs. NE vs. DAL

W 3-0 W 2-1

Assists 2 Graham Zusi Shots 11 Kei Kamara Shots on Goal 5 Kei Kamara Fouls Committed 5 Kei Kamara Fouls Suffered 4 Roger Espinoza Offside 2 Kei Kamara 2 C.J. Sapong

03/25/2012

03/25/2012

vs. DAL

vs. DAL

W 2-1

W 2-1 Shots 27 03/17/2012

03/25/2012

vs. DAL

Shots on Goal 9 03/25/2012 04/07/2012

vs. LA

vs. NE

vs. DAL

03/17/2012 03/17/2012

at

DC

vs. NE vs. NE

W 2-1

W 1-0 Fouls Committed 16 03/10/2012 at

03/10/2012

W 3-0

W 2-1

DC

W 1-0

Fouls Suffered 10 03/17/2012

vs. NE

Corner Kicks 4 03/17/2012 4 04/18/2012

vs. NE at VAN

W 3-0 W 3-1

Offside 0 03/10/2012 0 04/01/2012 0 04/14/2012

at DC at CHV vs. RSL

W 1-0 W 1-0 W 1-0

vs. DAL at CHV vs. LA

W 2-1 W 1-0 W 1-0

at CHV vs. LA

W 1-0 W 1-0

W 3-0

W 1-0

W 1-0

W 3-0 W 3-0

Fouls Committed 9 04/07/2012 vs. LA

Fouls Suffered 14 04/14/2012

vs. RSL

W 1-0

Corner Kicks 11 04/14/2012

vs. RSL

W 1-0

Saves 6 Jimmy Nielsen 6 Jimmy Nielsen

03/17/2012 04/18/2012

vs. NE at VAN

W 3-0 W 3-1

Offside 4 03/17/2012

vs. NE

W 3-0

Saves 0 03/25/2012 0 04/01/2012 0 04/07/2012

Shots Faced 7 Jimmy Nielsen

04/18/2012

at

VAN

W 3-1

Saves 6 03/17/2012 6 04/18/2012

vs. NE at VAN

W 3-0 W 3-1

Shots Faced 0 04/01/2012 0 04/07/2012

Goals Allowed 1 Jimmy Nielsen 1 Jimmy Nielsen

03/25/2012 04/18/2012

vs. DAL at VAN

W 2-1 W 3-1

Shots Faced 7 04/18/2012

at

VAN

W 3-1

Goals Allowed 1 03/25/2012 1 04/18/2012

vs. DAL at VAN

W 2-1 W 3-1


2011 PORTLAND TIMBERS VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (0-2-0) UNF 9 6 13 22 11 5 4 21 33 98 12 10 14 1 15 25 26 7

POS PLAYER FWD Bright Dike MID Darlington Nagbe MID Jack Jewsbury D/M Rodney Wallace MID Kalif Alhassan DEF Eric Brunner DEF*Mike Chabala MID Diego Chara FWD Kenny Cooper DEF Mamadou Danso DEF David Horst FWD Eddie Johnson MID James Marcelin GK Troy Perkins FWD Jorge Perlaza DEF Steve Purdy FWD Brian Umony FWD Sal Zizzo ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2

GS 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 1

MIN 24 138 180 180 118 180 90 180 89 90 90 67 12 180 180 90 30 62

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1

SOG 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

FC 0 0 4 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 3 1 2 1

FS 0 4 1 1 4 1 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 1

OFF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0

CK 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

2 5

2 3

18 26

5 11

22 29

29 22

4 1

4 5

3 3

0 0

0 0

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 11

SV 6

GA 5

GAA 2.50

PG 0

PA 0

W 0

L 2

T 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

11 5

6 3

5 2

2.50 1.00

0 0

0 0

0 2

2 0

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: None GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: None PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Troy Perkins ----------Team totals Opponent totals

SO O'TIME 0 0-0-0 0 0

0-0-0 0-0-0

2011 SPORTING KANSAS CITY VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS (2-0-0) UNF 8 17 78 11 5 99 3 9 20 15 2 23 7 1 55 16 88

POS PLAYER MID Graham Zusi FWD C.J. Sapong DEF Aurelien Collin FWD Soony Saad DEF Matt Besler FWD Omar Bravo DEF Korede Aiyegbusi FWD Teal Bunbury FWD Birahim Diop M/D Roger Espinoza DEF Michael Harrington FWD Kei Kamara DEF Chance Myers GK Jimmy Nielsen DEF Julio Cesar DEF*Seth Sinovic MID Milos Stojcev ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2

GS 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2

MIN 180 179 90 27 180 82 1 90 8 180 105 108 180 180 180 75 135

G 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHT 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5

SOG 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 1 2 2 0 1 3 0 5 1 5 0 0 6 0 1 2 0

FS 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 3 0 2 3 1 0

OFF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CK 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

C 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

5 2

3 2

26 18

11 5

29 22

22 29

1 4

5 4

3 3

0 0

0 0

GAME-WINNING GOALS: Graham Zusi 1, Aurelien Collin 1 GAME-WINNING ASSISTS: C.J. Sapong 1, Matt Besler 1 PENALTY KICK GOALS/ATTEMPTS: None

UNF POS GOALKEEPER 1 GK Jimmy Nielsen ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

GS 2

MIN 180

SHTS 5

SV 3

GA 2

GAA 1.00

PG 0

PA 0

W 2

L 0

T 0

2 2

2 2

180 180

5 11

3 6

2 5

1.00 2.50

0 0

0 0

2 0

0 2

0 0

SO O'TIME 0 0-0-0 0 0

0-0-0 0-0-0


SPORTING KC VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS ALL-TIME REGULAR-SEASON RESULTS Sporting KC 2 wins, 5 goals Timbers 0 wins, 2 goals Ties 0 07/02/2011 08/17/2011

KC 2 at POR 1 KC 3 vs POR 1

(PO) (SP)

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 1 5 1 8 1 1

Timbers 2 OT Tot. 1 0 2 13 0 18 4 0 5 14 0 22 3 0 4 3 0 4

Sporting KC 1 2 OT Tot. 4 1 0 5 12 14 0 26 6 5 0 11 12 17 0 29 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 5

GOALS SCORED IN 15-MINUTE INTERVALS:

POR KC

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0

OT 0 0

Total 2 5

CAREER COACHING RECORDS: John Spencer vs. KC Peter Vermes vs. POR

0-2-0 (0.00 pts./game) 2-0-0 (3.00 pts./game)

ALL-TIME SERIES LEADERS: Timbers Dike/Nagbe Jewsbury/Wallace 3 players tied 5 players tied Jack Jewsbury Alhassan/Nagbe

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

1 1 3 1 4 4

Wins Losses Shutouts Saves Goals Allowed

0 2 Troy Perkins 0 6 Troy Perkins 5 Troy Perkins

2 1 5 4 6 3

Sporting KC Graham Zusi 3 players tied 3 players tied Graham Zusi Chance Myers Kamara/Santos

2 Jimmy Nielsen 0 0 3 Jimmy Nielsen 2 Jimmy Nielsen

ALL-TIME SERIES GAME HIGHS: Timbers Nagbe/Dike Jewsbury/Wallace Darlington Nagbe (7/2/11) 5 players tied 3 players tied Alhassan/Horst

Goals Assists Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Committed Fouls Suffered

1 1 3 1 3 3

Saves Goals Allowed

3 Troy Perkins (twice) 3 Troy Perkins (8/17/11)

2 1 5 3 5 3

Sporting KC Graham Zusi (8/17/11) 3 players tied Teal Bunbury (8/17/11) Graham Zusi (8/17/11) Teal Bunbury (8/17/11) Kamara/Santos

2 Jimmy Nielsen (7/2/11) 1 Jimmy Nielsen (twice)

2012 W-L-T BREAKDOWNS:

At Halftime: Leading Tied Trailing First Goal: Scored Allowed Goals Scored: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 or more Goals Allowed: 0 goals 1 goals 2 goals 3 goals 4 goals

PORTLAND TIMBERS W-L-T Streak (started)

SPORTING KANSAS CITY W-L-T Streak (started)

0-1-0 1-1-0 0-2-1

1 Ls (4/7/2012) 1 Ls (4/14/2012) 2 Ls (3/24/2012)

3-0-0 4-0-0 0-0-0

4 Ws (9/10/2011) 6 Ws (10/15/2011 6 Ts (5/28/2011)

0-2-0 1-2-1

2 Ls (4/7/2012) 2 Ls (3/24/2012)

6-0-0 1-0-0

9 Ws (9/28/2011) 1 Ws (3/25/2012)

0-1-0 0-2-1 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

3 2 1 3 1

Ls Ls Ls Ws Ws

(9/24/2011) (4/7/2012) (3/31/2012) (8/3/2011) (4/14/2011)

0-0-0 4-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0

1 5 3 4 31

Ls Ws Ws Ws Ws

(9/17/2011) (10/22/2011 (9/28/2011) (8/17/2011) (5/2/1996)

0-0-0 1-1-1 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0

2 1 4 4 1

Ws Ls Ls Ls Ls

(9/16/2011) (3/24/2012) (8/14/2011) (7/10/2011) (6/25/2011)

5-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

10 2 1 2 20

Ws Ws Ts Ls Ls

(8/3/2011) (3/25/2012) (9/5/2011) (4/23/2011) (5/5/1996)


PORTLAND TIMBERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (0-2-0)

CURRENT PORTLAND TIMBERS PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY (0-2-0)

PLAYER Bright Dike Darlington Nagbe Jack Jewsbury Rodney Wallace Kalif Alhassan Eric Brunner Mike Chabala Diego Chara Kenny Cooper Mamadou Danso David Horst Eddie Johnson James Marcelin Troy Perkins Jorge Perlaza Steve Purdy Brian Umony Sal Zizzo Team totals Opponent totals

GP 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2

GS 0 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 2

MIN 24 138 180 180 118 180 90 180 89 90 90 67 12 180 180 90 30 62 180 180

G 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5

A 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

SHT 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 18 26

PLAYER Rodney Wallace Bright Dike Darlington Nagbe Mike Chabala Jack Jewsbury Eric Alexander Kalif Alhassan Eric Brunner Diego Chara Mamadou Danso David Horst Eddie Johnson James Marcelin Lovel Palmer Troy Perkins Jorge Perlaza Steve Purdy Sal Zizzo Team totals Opponent totals

GP 7 1 2 5 2 2 2 5 2 1 1 1 1 3 11 2 1 3 2 2

GS 7 0 2 5 2 2 1 4 2 1 1 1 0 2 11 2 1 1 2 2

MIN 630 24 138 450 180 135 118 361 180 90 90 67 12 209 990 180 90 90 180 180

G 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5

A 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

SHT 4 1 3 0 3 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 1 18 26

GOALKEEPER Troy Perkins ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

MIN 180

SHTS 11

SV 6

GAA 2.50

PG 0

GP 11

MIN 990

SHTS 75

SV 53

GAA 1.73

PG 3

2 2

180 180

11 5

6 3

2.50 1.00

0 0

GOALKEEPER Troy Perkins ----------Team totals Opponent totals

2 2

180 180

11 5

6 3

2.50 1.00

0 0


SPORTING KANSAS CITY CAREER STATISTICS VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS (2-0-0)

CURRENT SPORTING KANSAS CITY PLAYERS CAREER STATISTICS VS. PORTLAND TIMBERS (2-0-0)

PLAYER Graham Zusi C.J. Sapong Aurelien Collin Soony Saad Matt Besler Omar Bravo Korede Aiyegbusi Teal Bunbury Birahim Diop Roger Espinoza Michael Harrington Kei Kamara Chance Myers Jimmy Nielsen Julio Cesar Seth Sinovic Milos Stojcev Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2

GS 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 2

MIN 180 179 90 27 180 82 1 90 8 180 105 108 180 180 180 75 135 180 180

G 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

A 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2

SHT 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 26 18

GOALKEEPER Jimmy Nielsen ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

MIN 180

SHTS 5

SV 3

GAA 1.00

PG 0

2 2

180 180

5 11

3 6

1.00 2.50

0 0

PLAYER Graham Zusi C.J. Sapong Aurelien Collin Soony Saad Matt Besler Paulo Nagamura Korede Aiyegbusi Teal Bunbury Bobby Convey Roger Espinoza Michael Harrington Kei Kamara Chance Myers Jimmy Nielsen Jacob Peterson Julio Cesar Seth Sinovic Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 2

GS 2 2 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2

MIN 180 179 90 27 180 120 1 90 90 180 105 108 180 180 90 180 75 180 180

G 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

A 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2

SHT 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 26 18

GOALKEEPER Jimmy Nielsen ----------Team totals Opponent totals

GP 2

MIN 180

SHTS 5

SV 3

GAA 1.00

PG 0

2 2

180 180

5 11

3 6

1.00 2.50

0 0


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012, 7:30 P.M. (PT) VP Communications: Chris Metz - (503) 553-5433, cmetz@portlandtimbers.com Manager, Media Relations: Marc Kostic - (503) 553-5415, mkostic@portlandtimbers.com

TIMBERS

SPORTING KC

2012 SCHEDULE 2012 MLS RECORD: 1-4-1 (Home: 1-2-0 Away: 0-2-1) 2012 ALL-COMPETITIONS RECORD: 1-4-1 (Home: 1-2-0 Away: 0-2-1)

VS.

1-4-1 (4pts)

7-0-0 (21pts)

MATCH INFORMATION Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. (PT) Location: JELD-WEN Field, Portland, Ore. Forecast: 75 degrees, partly cloudy Referee: Hilario Grajeda Assistant Referees: Kermit Quisenberry, Paul Scott Fourth Official: Sorin Stoica Local TV: ROOT SPORTS Talent: John Strong (play-by-play), Robbie Earle (commentary) Local English Radio: Freedom 970 AM Talent: John Strong (play-by-play), Robbie Earle (commentary) Local Spanish Radio: La Pantera Talent: Fernando Sobrevilla (play-by-play), Edison Mosquera (commentary)

WEEK 7 MLS SCHEDULE Wednesday, April 18 Montreal at D.C. United Sporting KC at Vancouver Saturday, April 21 Chicago at Toronto FC Houston at Columbus LA Galaxy at Colorado FC Dallas at Vancouver Sporting KC at Portland Philadelphia at Chivas USA Real Salt Lake at San Jose Sunday, April 22 New York at D.C. United

TIME (PT) 4:30 7:00 12:30 4:30 6:00 7:00 7:30 7:30 7:30 3:00

NATIONAL TV

DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT Mon., March 12 PHILADELPHIA W 3-1 Sat., March 17 at FC Dallas T 1-1 Sat., March 24 at New England L 0-1 Sat., March 31 REAL SALT LAKE L 2-3 Sat., April 7 CHIVAS USA L 1-2 Sat., April 14 at LA Galaxy L 1-3 Sat., April 21 SPORTING KC 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 28 at Montreal 11:00 a.m. Sat., May 5 COLUMBUS 7:30 p.m. Tues., May 15 at Houston 5:30 p.m. Sun., May 20 CHICAGO 4:00 p.m. Wed., May 23 VALENCIA CF (exh.) 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 26 VANCOUVER 7:00 p.m. Sun., June 17 at LA Galaxy 4:00 p.m. Sun., June 24 SEATTLE 2:00 p.m. Sat., June 30 at Colorado 6:00 p.m. Tues., July 3 SAN JOSE 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 7 at Real Salt Lake 6:00 p.m. Sat., July 14 LA GALAXY 8:00 p.m. Wed., July 18 at Chivas USA 1:00 p.m. Sat., July 21 at FC Dallas 6:00 p.m. Tues., July 24 ASTON VILLA (exh.) 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 28 CHIVAS USA 8:00 p.m. Sun., August 5 FC DALLAS 4:00 p.m. Wed., August 15 at Toronto FC 4:00 p.m. Sun., August 19 at New York 4:00 p.m. Sat., August 25 VANCOUVER 7:30 p.m. Fri., August 31 COLORADO 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 5 at Colorado 6:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 SEATTLE 12:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 19 at San Jose 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 at Real Salt Lake 5:00 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29 D.C. UNITED 7:30 p.m. Sun., October 7 at Seattle 6:00 p.m. Sun., October 21 at Vancouver 4:00 p.m. Sat., October 27 SAN JOSE 3:30 p.m. *dates and times subject to change

ROOT SPORTS FOX 12 (KPTV) ESPN PDX TV (KPDX) FOX 12 (KPTV) PDX TV (KPDX) NBC Sports Net ROOT SPORTS FOX 12 (KPTV) ROOT SPORTS NBC Sports Net ROOT SPORTS FOX 12 (KPTV) ROOT SPORTS NBC Sports Net NBC Sports Net NBC (KGW) PDX TV (KPDX) NBC Sports Net ROOT SPORTS ESPN ROOT SPORTS NBC Sports Net

TIMBERS PROBABLE STARTING XI

NBC Sports Network

Chabala

Alexander

Brunner

Chara

ESPN2

TIMBERS INJURY REPORT PROBABLE: n/a QUESTIONABLE: n/a DOUBTFUL: GK Jake Gleeson (R knee IT band tightness); D Futty Danso (L foot fracture); D David Horst (R hip surgery); D Rodney Wallace (L ankle sprain); MF Kalif Alhassan (R knee sprain); MF James Marcelin (L hamstring strain) OUT: GK Joe Bendik (R meniscus surgery); FW Eddie Johnson (concussion)

TV/ATTENDANCE 20,438 12,203 12,925 20,438 20,438 22,143 ROOT SPORTS PDX TV (KPDX) FOX 12 (KPTV) ROOT SPORTS ROOT SPORTS

Boyd

Perkins Jean-Baptiste

Purdy

Jewsbury (C)

Songo’o

Nagbe


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HEAD COACH JOHN SPENCER Appointed the first head coach in the club’s MLS history on Aug. 10, 2010, John Spencer completed his first season as head coach of the 2011 Portland Timbers by guiding the team to the brink of the MLS Cup playoffs. Overall, he has record of 12-18-10 as the head coach of the Timbers. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Spencer led the Timbers through a successful opening MLS campaign, earning a 9-5-3 record at home - tied for third-best in the league - and nearly clinching a spot in the playoffs. The third-youngest head coach in MLS for the 2011 season, Spencer helped one of the league’s youngest rosters navigate the rigors of its first 34-game regular season while staying competitive in the Western Conference. Under Spencer’s tutelage, the Timbers became the first MLS expansion club to win their first five home games, and the first team to begin its home season with three straight wins since 1996. Portland’s 11 wins in 2011 ranks tied for fourth all-time among expansion teams for wins in a season. Prior to joining the Timbers, Spencer served as an assistant coach for the Houston Dynamo under head coach Dominic Kinnear for nearly five seasons (2006-2010). He helped lead the Dynamo to back-toback MLS Cup championships in 2006 and 2007 as well as four consecutive playoff appearances. From 2006-08, Spencer also coached the Dynamo Reserves, guiding Houston’s reserve squad to the 2008 MLS Reserve Division championship. During an 18-year playing career, Spencer suited up for such noted English clubs as Chelsea, Everton and Queens Park Rangers, and Scotland’s Glasgow Rangers. As a striker, he most notably amassed 43 goals with English-power Chelsea from 1992-96. In MLS, Spencer starred for the Colorado Rapids from 2001-04, becoming the only player to be the team’s MVP and scoring leader in the same season more than once. The two-time MLS All-Star (2001, 2003) captained the Rapids to three straight playoff appearances from 2002-04. A two-time MLS Best XI selection, Spencer was inducted to the Rapids Gallery of Honor on Aug. 30, 2009. Spencer, 41, was considered the Rapids’ undeniable leader due to his skill and work ethic. During his time with Colorado, he played in 88 games and his 37 goals ranks among franchise career leaders. Spencer led the Rapids in goals scored twice, set the club’s single-season mark for goals (14) and career mark for assists (17). At the international level, Spencer earned 14 caps with the Scotland National Team from 1994-97. He earned his first cap for Scotland against Russia on November 16, 1994, in Glasgow. During his international career, Spencer played against England at Wembley Stadium in the 1996 European Championship. Spencer and his wife, Amanda, have three children, Chantelle, Brad and Dylan, and live in the Portland metro area. One of Spencer’s favorite goal celebrations was to kiss his wedding ring in honor of his family. BOYD NETS GOAL IN SECOND STRAIGHT GAME, BUT TIMBERS LOSE 3-1 TO LA GALAXY A goal and an assist from forward Landon Donovan combined with late goals in the final minutes of the match by midfielders Juninho and David Beckham led the LA Galaxy to a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers in front of 22,143 at The Home Depot Center on Saturday night. The Timbers struck first on forward Kris Boyd’s third goal of the season in the 23rd minute to stake a 1-0 lead. The Galaxy responded with three unanswered goals, starting with the equalizing goal just before halftime from Donovan. Juninho provided the game-winner in the 83rd minute and Beckham added an insurance goal in second-half stoppage time on a strike from distance to lift the Galaxy to a 3-1 victory. Boyd scored in his second straight match, midfielder Eric Alexander was credited with an assist and goalkeeper Troy Perkins recorded a season-high six saves for the Timbers (1-4-1, 4pts). Portland lost its fourth straight match. TIMBERS FORCED TO CONTINUE SHUFFLING BACK LINE Through six matches, the Timbers have had to shuffle the starting four defenders several times due to injuries. Without the services of centerbacks David Horst (R Hip surgery) and Futty Danso (L foot fracture), as well as injuries to Hanyer Mosquera (concussion and orbital fracture) on March 24 against New England and Rodney Wallace (L ankle sprain) on April 7, Portland has sent out the same starting backline in back-to-back games just twice this season (Palmer-Brunner-Mosquera-Wallace, March 17 and March 24 and Palmer-Brunner-Jean-Baptiste-Wallace, March 31 and April 7). Seven defenders have seen playing time for the Timbers this season.

2012 SEASON HONORS NASR MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK M Kalif Alhassan Week 1 1G, 1A MLS AT&T GOAL OF THE WEEK F Kris Boyd Week 1 M Darlington Nagbe Week 4

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MLS TEAM OF THE WEEK M Darlington Nagbe Week 4 F Kris Boyd Week 6 D Hanyer Mosquera Week 6

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 TIMBERS VS. SPORTING KANSAS CITY Saturday’s match is the third meeting between Portland and Sporting Kansas City and the only regular-season meeting between the two sides during the 2012 season. Last year, Sporting KC was one of only three teams to take all six points from the Timbers. On July 2, goals from C.J. Sapong and Aurelien Collin in the first 20 minutes provided enough cushion as Sporting KC came away with a 2-1 win at sold-out JELD-WEN Field. Darlington Nagbe pulled one back for the Timbers on the stroke of halftime with his first career goal. The goal reached No. 1 on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays of the night and, eventually, was selected as the MLS AT&T Goal of the Year. On a deflected corner, the ball came to Nagbe at the top corner of the penalty box. Nagbe juggled the ball twice before unleashing a deft volley to the far corner of the goal. The loss pushed Portland’s winless streak to six games. In the away fixture on Aug. 17, midfielder Graham Zusi scored twice in the first half and rookie Soony Saad scored an insurance goal in the 73rd minute of a 3-1 win at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Forward Bright Dike scored his first career MLS goal in the 81st minute. PERKINS WITHIN REACH OF MLS CAREER MILESTONES Goalkeeper Troy Perkins, who made his 35th consecutive start for the Timbers last weekend, is one win shy of his 50th career MLS victory; his 49 wins ranks among the league’s top 15 all-time. Perkins earned nine wins in goal for the Timbers during the 2011 season. Last season’s nine wins ranks third-best all-time for Perkins, who recorded 15-win and 16-win seasons in 2006 and 2007, respectively. TIMBERS EXTEND HOME SELLOUT STREAK TO 20 MATCHES The Timbers have extended their home sellout streak to 20 matches following a match against Chivas USA on April 7. After selling out all 17 league home matches during the 2011 MLS season, the Timbers expanded the seating capacity of JELDWEN Field to 20,438 (up from 18,627) for the 2012 season. TIMBERS ACQUIRE SEBASTIÁN RINCÓN ON LOAN FROM URUGUAYAN CLUB The Timbers have acquired forward Sebastián Rincón on loan for the 2012 season from Uruguayan first-division side Club Atlético Atenas. Rincón, 18, played in the youth system of Colombian side Deportivo Cali and youth club soccer in the United States before starting his professional career in 2010 at the age of 16 with the reserve team of Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe. Rincón is the son of recognized, former Colombian Nation Team player Freddy Rincón, who competed in three FIFA World Cups and had an 18-year professional career. A PLACE TO CALL HOME After spending the first three weeks of their inaugural 2011 MLS campaign on the road, the final stages of renovation work at JELD-WEN Field were completed in time for the Timbers to debut their impressively refurbished home on a national stage. The Timbers, in front of sold-out crowds of 18,627, scored seven goals on their way to opening up the stadium with a pair of wins over the Chicago Fire and FC Dallas in mid-April. JELD-WEN Field underwent a $40 million renovation that transformed the iconic downtown Portland venue into one of the most unique and intimate soccer venues in North America. JELD-WEN Field improvements include the addition of a new eastside seating section that will house the new KeyBank Club and premium club seats, the Widmer Brothers Southern Front deck behind the south goal that will provide unique vantage points ideal for casual group seating, a state-of-the-art video board that features high-definition technology for an enhanced fan experience and a new FieldTurf playing surface well-suited for the variety of sporting and community events that will be featured each year at JELD-WEN Field. Phase I of construction, which included foundation work for the new eastside seats, began in early 2010, while renovation on a larger scale began on Sept. 7, 2010, following the end of the Timbers second-division season. JELD-WEN Field, located in the heart of the city, was originally constructed in 1926 and has undergone a number of transformations over the years, none more substantial than the current renovation. The stadium has housed some of the most memorable events in its 85-year life, including presidential visits, an Elvis Presley performance in 1957, Pele’s last official game as a professional and the 2003 Women’s World Cup. It was home to the NASL Timbers from 1975-82 and most recently served as the home grounds for the USL Timbers from 2001-10.

SCOUTING SPORTING KANSAS CITY Eastern Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City became the second team in MLS history to win its first seven matches of the season in regulation, following the 1996 LA Galaxy, who won nine straight to start the season. Head coach Peter Vermes has a squad laden with talent, including midfielder Graham Zusi (the league-leader in assists), and forwards Kei Kamara (4 goals) and C.J. Sapong (3 goals). Goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen has helped Sporting Kansas City record five shutouts in their first seven matches of the 2012 season. After earning a 1-0 win at home against Real Salt Lake on April 14, Sporting KC hit the road and beat Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3-1 on Wednesday, before heading to the Rose City for Saturday’s contest against the Timbers - a span of three games in eight days. BOYD SCORES IN BACK-TO-BACK MATCHES Forward Kris Boyd became the fourth Timbers player to score a goal in consecutive matches in the club’s two years in MLS. Boyd scored in the 23rd minute on April 14 against the LA Galaxy, becoming the first Timbers player to score at The Home Depot Center. Boyd also scored on April 7 against Chivas USA at JELD-WEN Field. Both goals came in losses for the Timbers. Previously, defenders Rodney Wallace (April 14-17, 2011), Futty Danso (May 6-14, 2011) and forward Kenny Cooper (Sept. 16-21, 2011) all scored in consecutive matches. REVERSAL OF FORTUNE Last season, the Timbers were 11-1-4 overall when scoring first, including 2-0-2 when scoring first on the road. Through six games this season, Portland has scored first in its last two matches, but lost both of those games. After conceding the opening goal in their first four matches of the 2012 season, the Timbers are now 0-2-0 when scoring first and 1-2-1 when conceding the first goal. IN SEARCH OF A POSITIVE RESULT Following a 3-1 loss to the LA Galaxy on April 14, the Timbers have lost four consecutive matches for the first time in the club’s two-year MLS history. Portland’s current five-game winless streak ranks as the second-longest all-time in the club’s two seasons. The Timbers endured a seven-game winless streak from May 29-July 10 last season. Additionally, Portland has lost consecutive games to a Western Conference opponent for the first time since June 4-11 of last season. ALEXANDER TIES CAREER MARK IN ASSISTS Timbers midfielder Eric Alexander tied his career-high mark with his third assist of the season on April 14 against the LA Galaxy. Alexander has recorded three assists through six matches this season and ranks tied for third in the league in assists as of April 18. Previously, Alexander notched three assists during his rookie season with FC Dallas in 2010. EL SALVADOR INTERNATIONAL PURDY MAKES FIRST START OF 2012 SEASON Timbers defender and El Salvador international Steve Purdy made his 2012 debut at right back on April 14 in a 3-1 loss to the LA Galaxy at The Home Depot Center. Purdy made eight appearances (8 starts) for the Timbers during the 2011 MLS season. JEWSBURY FACES FORMER CLUB FOR THE THIRD TIME Midfielder Jack Jewsbury, who spent the first eight years of his professional career with Sporting Kansas City, faces his old club for the third time as a member of the Timbers. Jewsbury, a Joplin, Mo., native, made 195 appearances for SKC from 20032010, registering 14 goals and 20 assists with the team. BOYD, MOSQUERA EARN MLS TEAM OF THE WEEK MENTIONS FOR WEEK 6 For their efforts against the LA Galaxy on April 14, Timbers forward Kris Boyd and defender Hanyer Mosquera earned spots on the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 6. Boyd scored a goal in the 23rd minute against the Galaxy, and had a later one called back for offsides. Mosquera, making his first start since March 24, played solidly in defense. ADDITIONAL TIMBERS-SPORTING KANSAS CITY CONNECTIONS Darlington Nagbe and Sporting KC forward Teal Bunbury both played at the University of Akron from 2008-2009. Bunbury (2009) and Nagbe (2010) won the Hermann Trophy in back-to-back seasons. Sporting KC defender Lawrence Olum played two seasons for the Timbers second-division club from 2007-2009. Olum recorded six goals and one assist in 44 games for the USL Timbers.


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TROY PERKINS - GK

Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Hometown: Worthington, Ohio Acquired: Trade with D.C. United, 12/17/10 Pronunciation: PER-kins Last MLS win: 03/12/12 - POR vs. PHI Last MLS shutout: 10/02/11 - POR @ VAN

DOB: 07/29/81

2012: Has made 35 consecutive starts at goalkeeper ... Faced 11 shots on goal April 14 against the LA Galaxy, the second-most shots faced in his MLS career ... Made his 130th career MLS start on March 17 against FC Dallas, stopping two shots in the 1-1 draw ... Started for the Timbers in the club’s season-opening victory over Philadelphia March 12 ... Made just one save to pick up his first win of 2012. 2011: Was a strong presence in goal for the Timbers, making 29 consecutive starts from April 23-Oct. 2 ... Earned an MLS career-high nine shutouts, besting his previous mark of eight set in both 2006 and 2007 ... His nine shutouts were tied for thirdbest in the league ... Recorded three straight clean sheets Aug. 24-Sept. 16, and set Portland’s MLS franchise-long shutout streak at 342 minutes without allowing a goal ... Registered his ninth shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Oct. 2 ... Also ranked among league leaders in both saves (91) and wins (9) ... Missed the first five matches of the season with a right knee injury ... Named by fans as the Timbers’ Supporters Player of the Year. Veteran goalkeeper enters his seventh MLS season after a solid 2011 campaign with the Timbers. Over his previous six MLS seasons, has 48 wins and 33 shutouts to his credit. In his career, Perkins has earned six caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team and was the starting goalkeeper as the United States reached the finals of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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MIKE CHABALA - D

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ERIC BRUNNER - D

Height: 6-4 Weight: 170 DOB: 02/12/86 Hometown: Dublin, Ohio Acquired: Selected in the second round (3rd overall) of the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft from Columbus, 11/24/10 Pronunciation: BREW-ner Last MLS goal: 08/24/11 - POR vs. CHV Last MLS assist: 06/19/11 - POR vs. NY

2012: Has started and played the full 90 minutes in six straight matches. 2011: Led the Timbers in minutes played with 2,795 ... Started 31 of his 32 appearances with the club (both career highs) ... His minutes and games played were both MLS career highs ... Tallied a career-high three goals, including two game-winners ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 1-0 win over his former club Columbus on May 21 at JELD-WEN Field ... Earned an assist against New York on June 19 ... Notched the third goal in a 3-0 win over the LA Galaxy on Aug. 3, with a header off a corner kick ... Found the insurance goal in a 2-0 win over Chivas USA in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match March 29 ... Anchored a season-high three straight shutouts (Aug. 24Sept. 16) ... Named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week for Week 24 ... Was issued the first red card in Timbers’ MLS history July 10 against Seattle. The defender finished his fourth professional season and third in MLS in 2011, having started his career with the United Soccer Leagues club Miami FC before spending the last two seasons in Columbus. He was originally drafted out of Ohio State University in the second round (16th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the New York Red Bulls.

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DARLINGTON NAGBE - M/F

Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 DOB: 05/25/84 Hometown: Fresno, Calif. Acquired: Trade with Houston Dynamo, 07/21/11 Pronunciation: chuh-BALL-uh Last MLS goal: 08/03/11 - POR vs. LA Last MLS assist: 09/16/11 - POR vs. NE

Height: 5-9 Weight: 165 DOB: 07/19/90 Hometown: Lakewood, Ohio Acquired: Selected in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 01/13/11 Pronunciation: NAG-be Last MLS goal: 03/31/12 - POR vs. RSL Last MLS assist: 09/21/11 - POR vs. SJ

2012: Made first start of the season on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Saw his first minutes of the MLS season on April 7, coming on as a halftime substitute against Chivas USA ... Played 90 minutes and served as team captain in an MLS Reserve League match on March 27 ... Was an unused substitute for the Timbers first four matches.

2012: Scored the first multi-goal game of his professional career with two goals in a 3-2 loss against Real Salt Lake on March 31 ... His second goal against Real Salt Lake won the MLS AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 4 ... Was named to the league’s Team of the Week for Week 4 following a two-goal performance ... Tied for the team lead with three goals ... Made his first start of the season on March 24 as a forward against New England ... Scored his first goal of the 2012 season, a game-tying strike in the 51st minute of a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on March 17 ... Entered the FC Dallas match as a halftime substitute, becoming just the third Timbers player to score after entering the match as a sub ... Made his season debut March 12 against Philadelphia as a 66th-minute sub.

2011: Arrived in Portland July 21, 2011 following a trade with the Houston Dynamo ... Made his club debut in a friendly against Independiente (Argentina) on July 26 ... In his second league start for the Timbers, scored his first goal of the season Aug. 3 in a 3-0 home win over LA Galaxy ... Recorded assists in back-to-back home games on Aug. 24 and Sept. 16 ... Finished the season with four points (1 goal, 2 assists) - all coming with Portland in 14 matches (13 starts). Chabala joined the Timbers midway through their inaugural MLS season. He was acquired, along with defender Lovel Palmer, from the Houston Dynamo in exchange for midfielder Adam Moffat and allocation money on July 21, 2011. Chabala was a fourth-round pick (44th overall) in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by Houston out of the University of Washington. A seven-year MLS veteran, Chabala recorded his best year in 2010 with Houston (1 goal, 4 assists in 25 matches).

2011: Appeared in 28 matches (21 starts) as a rookie with the Timbers ... Finished the season with seven points (2 goals, 3 assists) and his July 2 juggle and volley against Sporting Kansas City won the 2011 AT&T Goal of the Year award ... It was his first goal of the season ... Made his MLS debut as a 66th-minute substitute in a 1-1 draw at New England on April 2. The 2010 Hermann Trophy winner, Nagbe was selected No. 2 overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by the Timbers. Nagbe, a two-time NSCAA All-American, led the Zips to the NCAA national championship as a junior in 2010. He is a member of the 2010 class for Generation adidas.


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SAL ZIZZO - M

Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 Hometown: San Diego, Calif. Acquired: Trade with Chivas USA, 02/16/11 Pronunciation: ZEE-zoh Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: 08/14/11 - POR @ HOU

DOB: 04/03/87

2012: Started and played 45 minutes in an MLS Reserve League game on April 10 at Seattle ... Played 23 minutes in a Reserve League game on March 27 at San Jose, his first competitive action since sustaining a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Oct. 14, 2011. 2011: Started 14 of his 30 appearances with the Timbers in 2011 ... Made 10 consecutive starts from Aug. 3 to Sept. 21 ... Recorded three assists during the season ... Notched his first assist on July 30 in a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC ... Followed it up with another assist in the next game (Aug. 3, 3-0 win over LA) ... Scored his lone goal of the season in an exhibition win over Argentine side C.A. Independiente on July 26 ... Suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament near the end of the season. Zizzo was acquired by the Timbers through a trade with Chivas USA on Feb. 16, 2011, in exchange for allocation money. The attacking midfielder returned to the United States in 2010, joining Chivas USA via a weighted lottery after signing a contract with MLS. He started his professional career in 2007 with Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga after a two-year collegiate career at UCLA.

KRIS BOYD - F

Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Hometown: Irvine, Scotland Acquired: Signed, 01/30/12 Last MLS goal: 04/14/12 - POR @ LA Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 08/18/83

2012: Has scored a goal in consecutive games for the Timbers (April 7, April 14) ... Scored his third goal on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Was named to MLSsoccer. com’s Team of the Week for Week 6 ... Scored his second goal of the season, slotting home a loose ball near the penalty area, on April 7 against Chivas USA ... His glancing header against Philadelphia on March 12 was awarded the MLS AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 1 ... Made his MLS debut March 12 in the Timbers’ season-opening win over Philadelphia, scoring the game-winning goal in the 66th minute to open his MLS scoring account ... Attempted a team-high four shots against the Union ... Leads the team in shots (18) and shots on goal (9). Boyd, the Scottish Premier League’s all-time leading scorer, was signed Jan. 30, 2012, as a Designated Player ... One of the top strikers in Scottish football, Boyd scored 164 goals in 296 league appearances in the Scottish Premier League with clubs Kilmarnock FC (2000-05) and Rangers FC (2006-10) ... Boyd netted 101 goals in league play during his time with Rangers, and is a four-time winner of the SPL’s goal-scoring title ... His career totals since 2000 include 176 goals in 335 career league matches. INTERNATIONAL: Has seven goals in 18 appearances with the Scotland National Team … Scored twice in his debut May 11, 2006, in Scotland’s 5-1 win over Bulgaria in the 2006 Kirin Cup in Japan.

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FRANCK SONGO'O - M

Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 Hometown: Yaounde, Cameroon Acquired: Signed, 02/16/12 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 04/14/87

2012: Entered as a 58th-minute substitute on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Registered his first career MLS start on April 7 against Chivas USA and played 62 minutes ... Played 26 minutes off the bench on March 31 against Real Salt Lake, registering two shots on goal ... Has taken six shots this season, four on goal ... Made his Timbers debut on March 24 at New England as a 60th-minute substitute ... Recorded two shots on goal in 30 minutes against New England. INTERNATIONAL: Represented Cameroon in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing … Played in four matches during the Olympic tournament, helping the team reach the quarterfinal … Helped Cameroon go unbeaten in group play (1-0-2), playing against South Korea, Honduras and Italy … Started in the quarterfinal match against Brazil, which Cameroon lost 2-0. Made his full Cameroon National Team debut in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde on Sept. 6, 2008.

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EDDIE JOHNSON - F

Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Hometown: Chester, England Acquired: Signed, 10/19/10 Last MLS goal: 07/30/11 - POR vs. TOR Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 09/20/84

2012: Is out indefinitely following a concussion suffered in preseason. 2011: Made seven league appearances (3 starts) for the Timbers in 2011 ... Scored his first MLS goal in just his second MLS start July 30 against Toronto FC ... Totaled a goal and an assist over a pair of July friendlies against West Bromwich Albion and Club Atletico Independiente ... Earned his first MLS start July 2 at JELD-WEN Field against Sporting Kansas City. CAREER: A product of the Manchester United youth academy, Johnson was one of the first four players signed by the Timbers for their inaugural MLS season in 2011. He played in 133 league games over seven seasons in Europe before joining the Austin Aztex in 2009. He finished second in scoring in the 2010 USSF D-2 Pro League, scoring 14 goals; he left the club as its all-time leading scorer with 20 goals in two seasons.


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KALIF ALHASSAN - M

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Hometown: Accra, Ghana Acquired: Signed, 12/15/10 Pronunciation: KA-leaf ALL-ha-sahn Last MLS goal: 03/12/12 - POR vs. PHI Last MLS assist: 03/12/12 - POR vs. PHI

DOB: 10/15/90

2012: Started on April 14 against the LA Galaxy, his first start since March 24 ... Played 28 minutes as a substitute on April 7 against Chivas USA ... Missed match on March 31 against Real Salt Lake with a groin strain ... Scored his first MLS goal and recorded an assist to help lead the Timbers to their first comeback win as an MLS side March 12 in a 3-1 win over Philadelphia ... Was named the MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters for Week 1 of the MLS season. 2011: Was awarded the Timbers’ Young Player of the Year for his performance throughout the season ... Finished second among team leaders with six assists, including three game-winning assists, in 32 matches ... Became the third player in MLS history, joining LA’s Carlos Hermosillo (1998) and New York’s Jorge Rojas (2008), to record assists in each of his first three home matches and went on to tally five assists overall in the Timbers’ first five home fixtures ... Was one of six Timbers selected to the AT&T 2011 MLS All-Star voting ballot. Alhassan signed with the Timbers on Dec. 15, 2010, after playing with Portland’s second-division club in 2010. Alhassan played in eight games with Portland’s second division club in 2010, joining the club midway through the campaign. Alhassan played in Ghana’s GLO Premier League with Liberty Professionals from 2007-10. He’s been part of Ghana’s National Team system, playing for the U-17 and U-20 sides. He was called into camp with the senior team in 2009.

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DAVID HORST - D

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JACK JEWSBURY - M

Height: 6-0 Weight: 185 DOB: 04/13/81 Hometown: Springfield, Mo. Acquired: Trade with Sporting Kansas City, 03/01/11 Pronunciation: JEWS-bury Last MLS goal: 08/14/11 - POR @ HOU Last MLS assist: 03/12/12 - POR vs. PHI

2012: Started the club’s first six games ... Received a yellow card on March 24 against New England, his second consecutive game earning a card. Recorded his first multiple-assist game of the 2012 season, aiding the Timbers in a 3-1 comeback victory over Philadelphia March 12 ... Set up the equalizing strike by Andrew JeanBaptiste and an insurance goal by Kalif Alhassan. 2011: Named the club’s captain by head coach John Spencer on March 11 ... Set new career marks in points (22), goals (7) and assists (8) ... Was the only player in MLS in 2011 with multiple four-game points streaks (April 30-May 29 and July 30-Aug. 20) ... Became the Timbers’ first MLS All-Star when he was selected to represent MLS in the AT&T 2011 MLS All-Star Game against Manchester United on July 27 at Red Bull Arena ... Finished second on the team in minutes played, logging 2,790 across 31 games ... Recorded at least three points in each month spanning April to August ... Recorded an assist in four consecutive matches from April 30-May 21 - a club record ... Logged two, three-point games in 2011, with one of those performances coming in his 200th MLS match April 17 against FC Dallas ... Voted by his teammates as the Timbers’ 2011 Player’s Player of the Year. The nine-year MLS veteran captained the Timbers to the brink of an MLS Cup playoff berth and logged career highs in points, goals and assists in 2011. The Springfield, Mo., native has participated in two U.S. National Team camps during his career.

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JAMES MARCELIN - M

Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 DOB: 10/25/85 Hometown: Pine Grove, Pa. Acquired: Selected in the fifth round (9th overall) of the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft from Real Salt Lake, 11/24/10 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 6-2 Weight: 175 Hometown: Saint-Marc, Haiti Acquired: Signed, 12/15/10 Pronunciation: mar-sa-LEE-in Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

2012: Is currently listed as doubtful on the injury list after undergoing offseason hip surgery.

2012: Missed the last two matches with a hamstring strain ... Logged 14 minutes of action on March 31 against Real Salt Lake ... Played the final 13 minutes of a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas on March 17 ... Made his season debut March 12 against Philadelphia as an 80th-minute sub.

2011: Recorded an MLS career-high 15 appearances (11 starts) in his first full MLS season ... Helped the Timbers’ defense record three straight shutouts from Aug. 24Sept. 16 ... Wore the captain’s armband in the club’s 2-0 exhibition win over Argentina’s Independiente July 26 ... Made his first start of the season April 2 in a 1-1 draw at New England ... Started and played 120 minutes in a 1-0 overtime loss to San Jose in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game May 3 ... Played a full 90 against Dutch side AFC Ajax in a friendly May 25 ... Made three appearances (all starts) for the Timbers Reserves ... Scored a goal against the Sounders FC Reserves in a 3-2 loss May 15. Horst, acquired as the ninth overall pick in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft, joined the Timbers after three seasons as a member of Real Salt Lake. He spent much of the 2010 season on loan with the USSF Division-2 Pro League’s Puerto Rico Islanders and was a key piece of the Islanders’ run to the league title and performance in the 201011 CONCACAF Champions League.

DOB: 06/13/86

2011: Made his MLS debut at New England on April 2 ... Went on to start 12 of his 20 league appearances throughout the season ... Became the first Timbers player to receive a yellow card in three straight matches July 10-23 ... Started and played 90 minutes of the club’s 2-0 win over Chivas USA in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match March 29 ... Started in an overtime loss to San Jose in U.S. Open Cup qualifying May 3. INTERNATIONAL: A member of the Haiti National Team since 2007 ... Featured in four 2014 World Cup qualifying matches for Haiti in 2011 ... Scored goals in back-to-back 2014 World Cup qualifying matches Sept. 2 and Sept. 6, 2011, against the US Virgin Islands and Curacao as Haiti opened its World Cup qualifying with two wins ... Played in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, appearing in all four of Haiti’s games during the tournament, including a 2-2 draw against the United States ... Scored a goal against Grenada in that tournament ... Other international competitions include the 2007 Gold Cup and a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica ... Was named to the squad for a friendly against FIFA 2010 World Cup-bound Argentina on May 5, 2010.


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JORGE PERLAZA - F

Height: 5-10 Weight: 155 Hometown: Guapi, Colombia Acquired: Signed, 03/07/11 Pronunciation: HOR-hay per-LA-za Last MLS goal: 08/20/11 - POR vs. VAN Last MLS assist: 08/20/11 - POR vs. VAN

DOB: 10/11/84

2012: Has appeared in the first six games (3 starts) ... Came on as a 76th minute sub on April 7 against Chivas USA ... Has three shots (1 on goal) ... Started and played 45 minutes against FC Dallas on March 17 ... Played the full 90 in the Timbers’ season opening victory, 3-1, over Philadephia. 2011: In his first MLS season, ranked third among the Timbers’ leading scorers with 14 points and six goals ... Named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week in Weeks 5 and 21 ... Scored the first goal at JELD-WEN Field on April 14, in the 29th minute of the Timbers’ home opener against Chicago ... That strike was declared MLSsoccer. com’s Goal of the Week in Week 5 ... Scored two goals on April 14 and was the only Timbers player in 2011 to have a multiple-goal game ... Scored the go-ahead goal in the 69th minute against Seattle Sounders FC on July 10 ... Drew a penalty July 16 at Chicago in the 23rd minute, which led to Jack Jewsbury’s game-winning, penaltykick goal to give the Timbers their first MLS road victory ... Registered a goal and an assist in a 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 20 at JELD-WEN Field. Perlaza, a veteran of 10 professional seasons, joined the Timbers for their inaugural season in MLS. Starting his professional career at the age of 16, Perlaza was a proven goal scorer in Colombia’s first division, netting 23 goals in 78 league games from 2009-10 with Deportes Tolima. He has competed in two of South America’s more prestigious tournaments, including the Copa Libertadores in 2007.

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BRENT RICHARDS - F

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ERIC ALEXANDER - M

Height: 6-1 Weight: 165 Hometown: Portage, Mich. Acquired: Trade with FC Dallas, 08/19/11 Last MLS goal: 09/16/10 - FCD vs. NY Last MLS assist: 04/14/12 - POR @ LA

DOB: 04/14/88

2012: Assisted on Kris Boyd’s goal April 14 against the LA Galaxy, his career-high tying third assist of the season ... Has started the first six matches in midfield ... Recorded his first career multi-assist game with two assists on March 31 against Real Salt Lake ... Took two shots on goal on March 31 ... Took two shots against Philadelphia on March 12, including one that hit off the base of the right post. 2011: Acquired in a mid-season trade with FC Dallas on Aug. 19 ... Made three starts for Portland, earning his first Sept. 24 against the New York Red Bulls ... Started each of the final two matches of the season in draws against D.C. United and Real Salt Lake ... Made his Timbers debut as a substitute and played 19 minutes in a 1-0 win over Chivas USA on Aug. 24 ... Appeared in four games (3 starts) for the Timbers Reserves ... Earned an assist on Bright Dike’s goal against the LA Galaxy Reserves on Sept. 1 ... Played 1,218 minutes over 22 games (16 starts) for FC Dallas before the trade ... Made two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearances with FC Dallas, including a start in a 2-0 quarterfinal win over Real Salt Lake. Joining the Timbers mid-season in 2011 from FC Dallas, Alexander was originally a third-round selection (44th overall) in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The former Indiana University standout helped FC Dallas to an appearance in the 2010 MLS Cup and earned his first cap with the U.S. National Team in January 2011.

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RYAN KAWULOK - D

Height: 5-10 Weight: 165 DOB: 05/20/90 Hometown: Camas, Wash. Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player, 01/04/12 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Hometown: Boulder, Colo. Acquired: Signed, 03/01/12 Pronunciation: ka-WALL-uk Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

2012: Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first two MLS Reserve League matches (March 27, April 10).

2012: Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first two MLS Reserve League matches (March 27, April 10) ... Was an unused substitute on March 12 against Philadelphia.

Following three seasons with the Portland Timbers U-23s and a standout collegiate career at the University of Washington, Richards signed as the club’s first Homegrown Player on Jan. 4, 2012. Richards registered 26 goals and 12 assists in 37 games with the Timbers U-23s, becoming the team’s all-time leading scorer. He became the third player from the Timbers U-23s, who compete in United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League, to sign with the Timbers’ first team.

DOB: 12/29/89

Selected No. 8 overall in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft, Kawulok was signed March 1, 2012. He became the fourth member of the Timbers development team, the Portland Timbers U-23s, to sign with the first team. Kawulok was a standout at the University of Portland during his collegiate career and earned West Coast Conference Defender of the Year following his senior campaign in 2011.


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BRIGHT DIKE - F

Height: 6-1 Weight: 220 Hometown: Edmond, Okla. Acquired: Signed, 10/19/10 Pronunciation: DEE-kay Last MLS goal: 08/17/11 - POR @ SKC Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 02/02/87

2012: Registered his first goal of the MLS Reserve League season with a 23rdminute strike against the Sounders FC Reserves on April 7 ... Started and played 90 minutes at San Jose in an MLS Reserve League match on March 27 ... Was an unused substitute for the first six matches. 2011: Made his MLS Timbers debut July 7 in a friendly against Club América exactly five months after undergoing Achilles’ tendon surgery, after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the Timbers first preseason game Feb. 4 ... Scored his first career MLS goal in the 81st minute of a 3-1 loss at Sporting KC Aug. 17 ... Recorded four goals in five MLS Reserve League appearances, ranking second in scoring for the Timbers Reserves ... Helped the Reserve squad to a second-place finish in the MLS Reserve League’s West Division ... Made 11 appearances in MLS action. Overcame a ruptured Achilles in preseason to make his MLS debut for the Timbers seven months later against Sporting KC on Aug. 17, 2011. He had a standout rookie season with the Timbers in the USSF Division-2 Pro League in 2010, and was one of four players to be announced as the Timbers’ first MLS signings on Oct. 19, 2010.

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JOSE ADOLFO VALENCIA - F

Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia Acquired: Signed, 12/15/11 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 12/18/91

Regarded as one of Colombia’s top young players, Valencia was acquired by the Timbers on Dec. 15, 2011. He made his professional debut at the age of 16 and played four seasons (2008-11) for Colombian first-division club Independiente Santa Fe. Underwent knee surgery on Feb. 6 to repair damaged cartilage in his left knee. He is expected to miss 6-12 months. INTERNATIONAL: Played for the Colombia U-20 National Team in 2011 … Called up for the 2011 Toulon Tournament in France … Played in a total of four games during the tournament, facing the U-20 sides for Portugal, Ivory Coast and Italy … Scored the decisive goal against Mexico in a 2-1 semifinal victory … Colombia went on to defeat France’s U-20 side in penalty kicks to win the tournament title … Was a key figure for Colombia in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which was held in Colombia … Started all three group matches, leading Colombia to a perfect 3-0-0 record in group play … Scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Mali in group play to secure the team’s place in the knockout rounds … Colombia fell to Mexico in the Round of 16 … Played in all five of Colombia’s games during the tournament.

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DIEGO CHARA - M

Height: 5-8 Weight: 150 Hometown: Cali, Colombia Acquired: Signed, 04/13/10 Pronunciation: dee-EH-goh char-AH Last MLS goal: 09/16/11 - POR vs. NE Last MLS assist: 10/02/11 - POR @ VAN

DOB: 04/05/86

2012: Started each of the first six games in midfield ... Leads the team in fouls committed (12) ... Has taken three shots. 2011: Became the first Designated Player in Timbers MLS history, signing April 13 ... Made his club debut April 23 at LA Galaxy, coming on as a second-half sub ... Started his next 27 appearances ... Recorded his first MLS goal in a 2-1 win over Cascadiarival Vancouver Whitecaps FC, scoring the quickest goal in Timbers MLS history in just the second minute of play ... Finished fourth on the team in points (8) and fifth in minutes logged (2,401) ... Recorded the game-winning assist in the first MLS match at BC Place, setting up Kenny Cooper’s goal to beat Whitecaps FC 1-0 on Oct. 2 ... Prior to joining the Timbers, scored two goals in nine games for Colombia first-division club Deportes Tolima during the 2011 Apertura season ... Played in seven matches in 2011 Copa Libertadores play, recording an assist in a 2-0 win over Brazilian power Corinthians. INTERNATIONAL: Was recalled by the Colombian National Team for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Oct. 11, 2011, and played the final 21 minutes as a sub in a 2-1 win ... Made his senior international debut for the Colombian National Team on Nov. 17, 2010, starting a friendly against Peru in Bogota, Colombia.

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RODNEY WALLACE - D

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Hometown: Rockville, Md. Acquired: Trade with D.C. United, 11/24/10 Last MLS goal: 04/17/11 - POR vs. FCD Last MLS assist: 10/19/11 - POR @ DCU

DOB: 06/17/88

2012: Missed the match on April 14 with a left ankle sprain ... Started on April 7 against Chivas USA, but sustained a left ankle sprain in the first half ... Was subbed out of the match at halftime ... Started at left back in five straight matches (March 12-April 7) ... Called for a handball in the box on March 31 against Real Salt Lake, setting up a penalty kick ... Received a yellow card on March 17 against FC Dallas for a reckless tackle in the ninth minute. 2011: Registered two goals and two assists in 25 matches (22 starts) for the Timbers ... Became the first Timbers player to score in consecutive matches, when he tucked the ball away in the 55th minute of a 3-2 win over FC Dallas April 17 ... Scored in the home opener April 14 against Chicago, in which the Timbers won 4-2 ... Was named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 5 after scoring in back-to-back games ... Started the first 19 matches of the season at left back ... Assisted Bright Dike’s goal Aug. 17 against Sporting KC ... Set up the opening goal by Kenny Cooper in a 1-1 draw with D.C. United on Oct. 19. INTERNATIONAL: In his nternational debut, scored the game-winning goal for Costa

Rica in a 1-0 win over the United States in a friendly Sept. 2, 2011, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. ... Came off the bench in the 61st minute and scored the winner on a diving header four minutes later ... Made his first international start Sept. 6 in a friendly against Ecuador for his second cap.


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JOE BENDIK - GK

Height: 6-3 Weight: 205 Hometown: Marietta, Ga. Acquired: Signed, 02/24/12 Last MLS win: n/a Last MLS shutout: n/a

DOB: 04/25/89

2012: Is doubtful after undergoing surgery on the meniscus in his right knee ... Started and played 90 minutes and made four saves at San Jose in an MLS Reserve League match on March 27 ... Was an unused substitute on March 24 against New England and March 17 against FC Dallas. Bendik signed with the Timbers on Feb. 24, 2012, after two seasons playing abroad for Norwegian top-flight club Sogndal. Previous to his professional career, Bendik spent four years at Clemson University. He finished his time with the Tigers among the school’s career leaders in shutouts, saves, saves per game, wins and minutes played.

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STEVE PURDY - D

Height: 6-4 Weight: 190 Hometown: San Jose, Calif. Acquired: Signed, 01/26/11 Pronunciation: PUR-dee Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 02/05/85

2012: Made his first start of the season on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Was an unused substitute on April 7 against Chivas USA and March 31 against Real Salt Lake ... Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first two MLS Reserve League games (March 27, April 10) ... Captained the side on April 10 against Seattle and added an assist in the 2-0 win. 2011: Made an MLS career-high eight appearances (all starts) for the Timbers ... Featured in both of the club’s U.S. Open Cup play-in matches - a 2-0 win over Chivas USA on March 29 and a 1-0 extra time loss to San Jose May 3 ... Made appearances for the Timbers Reserves ... Recorded a game-winning assist in a 3-2 win over Vancouver in MLS Reserve League play Aug. 21 ... Played a full 90 at center back in a 2-0 exhibition win over Argentina’s Independiente July 26. INTERNATIONAL: With family ties to El Salvador, was called in to camp with the El Salvador National Team for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Earned his first senior cap with a start for El Salvador in the quarterfinals of the tournament in a penaltykick loss to Panama June 19 ... Scored his first international goal in his second appearance for El Salvador, contributing to a 4-0 win over the Cayman Islands on Oct. 11, 2011, in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match ... Represented the United States at multiple levels, including U-18, U-20 and U-23 ... In 2007, was called into senior U.S. National Team camp for a match against Switzerland on Oct. 17, but did not play.

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SEBASTIAN RINCîN - F

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CHARLES RENKEN - M

Height: 6-1 Weight: 170 DOB: 01/14/94 Hometown: Cali, Colombia Acquired: On loan from Club Atlético Atenas, 04/15/12 Pronounciation: rin-CONE Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 5-7 Weight: 140 Hometown: Edwardsville, Illinois Acquired: Signed, 01/31/12 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 12/19/93

2012: Started and played 67 minutes in an MLS Reserve League match at San Jose on March 27.

2012: Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first two MLS Reserve League games (March 27, April 10).

Rincón, a young playmaker, came up through the youth system of Colombian side Deportivo Cali and played youth club soccer in the United States before starting his professional career in 2010 at the age of 17, playing with the reserve team of Colombian club Independiente Santa Fe.

Renken was acquired on Jan. 31, 2012, via the MLS waiver process. Renken played his first professional season with the U-19 side for Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim during the 2010-11 campaign. He’s been a standout for U.S. youth international teams since 2005 and has represented the United States at the U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-20 levels. INTERNATIONAL: Was one of 36 players called into camp with the U.S. U-20/U-23 National Team in Duisburg, Germany, from Nov. 7-15, 2011 … During the camp, made a substitute appearance in a scoreless draw against Azerbaijan on Nov. 11 … Came off the bench to play 30 minutes for the U-20s in a 3-0 loss to the U-19 side for German club Bayer Leverkusen on Nov. 15 … Made 11 appearances overall with the U.S. U-17 National Team and scored two goals … During his time with the U-17s, competed in the Mondial Minimes Tournament in France and Toyota International Youth Football Championship in Japan in 2007 … Helped the U-17s win the La Serena Cup in 2009, scoring a goal against host Chile (Feb. 1, 2009) during the tournament … Sustained a torn ACL on March 27, 2009, in a friendly against the Uruguay U-17 National Team, ruling him out of the U.S. squad for the 2009 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Mexico.


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CHRIS TAYLOR - D

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LOVEL PALMER - D/M

Height: 6-1 Weight: 160 DOB: 05/12/89 Hometown: Edmond, Okla. Acquired: Selected in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, 01/14/11 Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 DOB: 08/30/84 Hometown: Mandeville, Jamaica Acquired: Trade with Houston Dynamo, 07/21/11 Pronunciation: luh-VELL Last MLS goal: 05/07/11 - HOU @ TOR Last MLS assist: 09/16/11 - POR vs. NE

2012: Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first two MLS Reserve League games (March 27, April 10).

2012: Came on as a 74th-minute substitute on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Started and played 90 minutes in the first five matches ... Dating back to 2011, has started 20 of the last 22 matches ... Saw a streak of 15 straight starts end on April 14.

2011: Taken in the second round (22nd overall) by the Timbers in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft ... Started nine of his 10 appearances with the Timbers Reserves ... Was one of just two players to play in all 10 of the team’s MLS Reserve League schedule, helping the team to a second-place finish in the MLS Reserve League’s West Division ... Led the Timbers Reserves in minutes played with 855 ... Registered an assist in a 3-3 draw with the Chivas USA Reserves June 5 ... Helped the Timbers Reserves to a second-place finish in the MLS Reserve League’s West Division ... Started and played all 90 minutes in exhibitions against EPL side West Bromwich Albion and Mexico’s Club América ... Made his first-team debut in a friendly against Dutch side AFC Ajax at JELD-WEN Field on May 25. After a standout collegiate career at the University of Tulsa, Taylor was selected by the Timbers in the second round (No. 22 overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13, 2011. He started 82 games for the Golden Hurricane and totaled eight goals and 17 assists in his collegiate career. Taylor was a four-time All-Conference-USA honoree and helped Tulsa to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

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FREDDIE BRAUN - M/D

Height: 5-10 Weight: 160 Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich. Acquired: Signed, 02/17/11 Pronunciation: BRAWN Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 05/13/88

2012: Started and played 90 minutes in each of the team’s first two MLS Reserve League matches (March 27, April 10) ... On the bench as an available substitute for the first six matches of the season. 2011: Led the Timbers with 428 minutes played in non-league matches ... Played 90 minutes in a 2-0 exhibition win over Argentina’s Independiente on July 26, at JELD-WEN Field ... Started and played 90 minutes in an exhibition against the English Premier League’s West Bromwich Albion ... Started and played 83 minutes against famed Mexican side Club América on July 7 ... Scored his first goal in an MLS Reserve League game June 5 at Chivas USA ... In total, appeared in nine MLS Reserve League matches, playing 693 minutes and recording one goal ... Started and logged 120 minutes at right back in a 1-0 overtime loss to San Jose in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game May 3. After a standout season in 2010 with the Portland Timbers U-23s, the Timbers’ development team, Braun was signed to the Timbers’ MLS roster on Feb. 17, 2011. Braun was an all-league midfielder for the Timbers U-23s and led the team to a historic season in United Soccer Leagues’ Premier Development League, which included winning the league title. He was a standout at the University of Louisville during his collegiate career.

2011: Arrived in Portland, along with defender Mike Chabala, after a trade with Houston on July 21 ... Combined for career highs in games played (34) and starts (31) between Houston and Portland ... Started all 15 of his appearances with Portland ... Featured in each of the Timbers’ three consecutive shutouts Aug. 24-Sept. 16 ... Earned the assist on a goal by Diego Chara Sept. 16 against New England ... Appeared in 19 matches for Houston, missing just one game due to suspension ... Set up the Dynamo’s first goal of the 2011 season at Seattle March 25 ... Scored in a 2-1 loss at Toronto on May 7. INTERNATIONAL: Has 19 caps for the Jamaican National Team since debuting for his country in 2005 ... Was called into camp for a friendly against Colombia on Oct. 6, 2011, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Helped Jamaica to the Caribbean Cup title in Martinique in December 2010 ... Notched an assist in a 2-1 loss to Argentina Feb. 11, 2010 ... Was a part of Jamaica’s squad for a tour of Asia in 2007, starting three matches ... Started his first international match March 21, 2007, in a 2-0 loss to Switzerland in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Made his debut for the Reggae Boyz on April 20, 2005, coming on as a sub in a 1-0 win vs. Guatemala.

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HANYER MOSQUERA - D

Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Hometown: Istmina, Colombia Acquired: Signed, 01/17/12 Pronunciation: HAHN-yehr mos-KEH-ra Last MLS goal: n/a Last MLS assist: n/a

DOB: 01/15/87

2012: Started and played 90 minutes against the LA Galaxy on April 14 ... Due to his efforts, was named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week for Week 6 ... Missed two matches due to a concussion and a slight orbital fracture sustained on March 24 at New England ... Made his Timbers debut on March 17 against FC Dallas ... Started and played 90 minutes and helped the defense hold FC Dallas to six shots ... For his efforts against FC Dallas, was named to the MLS Team of the Week Honorable Mention list for Week 2. Signed by the Timbers on Jan. 17, 2012, Mosquera joins the Timbers after playing six seasons in Colombia’s top leagues. He spent most of those in the Liga Postobon (first division), splitting time between Corporación Deportes Quindío (2007-10) and Club Deportivo La Equidad Seguros (2010-11). In total, Mosquera appeared in 127 matches and scored six goals in Colombia’s top flight.


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ANDREW JEAN-BAPTISTE - D

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FUTTY DANSO - D

Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 DOB: 06/16/92 Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Acquired: Selected in the first round (8th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, 01/12/12 Pronunciation: JOHN-bap-TEE-st Last MLS goal: 03/12/12 - POR vs. PHI Last MLS assist: n/a

Height: 6-3 Weight: 185 Hometown: Serekunda, The Gambia Acquired: Signed, 12/15/10 Pronunciation: FOOT-ee DAN-sue Last MLS goal: 10/22/11 - POR @ RSL Last MLS assist: n/a

2012: Played 90 minutes on April 10 at Seattle in an MLS Reserve League match ... Started and played 90 minutes on April 7 against Chivas USA ... Made his second career start on March 31 againt Real Salt Lake ... Appeared for 66 minutes as a substitute on March 24 against New England coming on after Hanyer Mosquera sustained an injury in the 24th minute ... Made his professional debut and scored his first professional goal in the Timbers’ 3-1 win over Philadelphia March 12 ... Became the youngest Timbers player to score an MLS goal at 19 years, 8 months and 27 days. ... Was an unused substitute on March 17 against FC Dallas.

2012: Is expected to miss the first 4-6 weeks of the 2012 MLS season due to a fracture in his left foot.

After two standout seasons at the University of Connecticut, Jean-Baptiste joined the Timbers as the first-round SuperDraft pick (eighth overall) of the team on Jan. 12, 2012. COLLEGE: Was named the Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year after starting in each of the 25 matches he played in during his sophomore season in 2011 … Anchored UConn’s defense that recorded a program-record 16 shutouts ... Recorded two goals and one assist, while earning All-BIG EAST Conference first-team and NSCAA All-Northeast Region first-team honors … Garnered Soccer America second-team MVP Honors ... Was named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Rookie Team in his first collegiate season in 2010 … Was a Soccer America first-team Freshman All-American, a College Soccer News second-team All-Freshman honoree.

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JAKE GLEESON - GK

Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand Acquired: Signed, 02/17/11 Pronunciation: GLEE-son Last MLS win: 04/17/11 - POR vs. FCD Last MLS shutout: n/a

DOB: 06/26/90

2012: Out for match on April 14 against LA Galaxy with a tight IT band ... Missed two MLS matches (March 17, March 24) while helping the New Zealand U-23 National Team qualify for the 2012 London Olympics ... Started and played 90 minutes in three matches as the New Zealand U-23 “Oly Whites” earned the Oceania Football Confederation’s only spot to the Olympics ... Was an unused substitute on March 12 against Philadelphia, March 31 against Real Salt Lake and April 7 against Chivas USA. 2011: Made his professional debut with the Timbers in the second half of a 2-0 loss to Toronto FC at BMO Field March 26 ... Earned his first start and win in the Timbers home opener at JELD-WEN Field, a 4-2 over Chicago April 14 ... Recorded back-toback wins against Chicago (April 14) and FC Dallas (April 17) ... Won MLSSoccer. com’s Save of the Week honors in Weeks 2 and 5 ... Was named the Timbers/MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year for his work in the community ... Logged his first professional shutout in a 2-0 win over Chivas USA in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match March 29 ... Registered a perfect 5-0-0 record in MLS Reserve League action, seeing time in six matches during the Timbers Reserves’ seven-match unbeaten streak to finish the season ... Finished his rookie season with an overall record of 7-0-1 in MLS competitions. INTERNATIONAL: Earned his first senior cap with New Zealand on June 5, 2011, coming on as a 77th minute sub in a friendly against Australia in Adelaide, Australia.

DOB: 04/27/83

2011: Made his MLS debut April 14, in the Timbers’ home opener against the Chicago Fire ... Scored a career-high three goals, all of which resulted in points for the Timbers ... Scored in back-to-back games May 6 vs. Philadelphia and May 14 at Seattle ... The winner against Philadelphia was nominated for MLSsoccer.com Goal of the Week in Week 8 ... His goal May 6 proved to be the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over the Union ... Netted the equalizer in second-half stoppage time of a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake in the season finale Oct. 22 ... Committed just seven fouls in 24 matches, which ranked among the fewest by an MLS defender in 2011 with at least 1,500 minutes played ... Had an MLS-best streak of 604 minutes without committing a foul ... Forced an own goal by Chicago’s Dasan Robinson in the Timbers homeopening 4-2 victory April 14 at JELD-WEN Field. INTERNATIONAL: Made his senior international debut for The Gambia on March 29, 2011, in a friendly against Equatorial Guinea ... Earned a total of four caps for The Gambia in 2011 ... Scored his first international goal in a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier Oct. 8 ... Received his first call-ups to The Gambian National Team for Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Namibia on Sept. 4, 2010 and Burkina Faso on Oct. 8, 2010.

40

BRIAN ROWE - GK

Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Hometown: Eugene, Ore. Pronunciation: ROW Last MLS win: n/a Last MLS shutout: n/a

DOB: 11/16/88

A member of the league’s goalkeeper pool, Rowe was selected by Chivas USA in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft (2nd round, 24th overall), but did not earn a spot on the final roster. The South Eugene High School product signed with the league as a pool goalkeeper after trials with Finnish Premier League side VPS Vaasa and the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League. 2012: Unused substitute on April 14 against the LA Galaxy ... Made four saves and earned a shutout for the Timbers Reserves in an MLS Reserve League match on April 10 at Seattle ... Joined Toronto FC in late March after starting goalkeeper Stefan Frei sustained a broken left leg ... Was an unused substitute for the Reds on March 24 (vs. San Jose), March 28 (CONCACAF Champions League vs. Santos Laguna), March 31 (vs. Columbus), April 4 (CCL at Santos Laguna) and April 7 (at Montreal). COLLEGE: Named an NSCAA Second-Team All-American during his senior season at UCLA in 2011 ... Rowe compiled an impressive stat line in 2011 with a Pacific-12 Conference-leading 0.75 goals-against average and a 17-3-2 overall record ... Helped lead UCLA to the semifinals of the 2011 NCAA College Cup, losing to North Carolina on penalty kicks ... Recorded eight straight shutouts from Oct. 16-Dec. 3, 2011 and did not allow a goal for 803 minutes, 48 minutes short of tying the university’s all-time record ... His 12 shutouts ranked tied for third place on UCLA’s all-time, single-season records list.


SPORTING CITY AT PORTLAND PORTLAND P ORTLKANSAS ANTIMBERS DT TIMBERS IMB ERS A AT TCOLORADO R REAL EAL S SALT ALT TIMBERS L LAKE AKE PORTLAND AT RAPIDS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 SATURDAY, SATURDAY, SATU SA TURD TU RDAY RD AY, AY MARCH , OC OCT OCT. T T. .2 22, 19, 2, 2 2, 2011 2011 0111 01 GAME-BY-GAME LINEUPS March 12 vs Philadelphia (W 3-1) GK Perkins D Palmer D Brunner D Jean-Baptiste D Wallace M Alhassan M Jewsbury © M Chara M Alexander (Nagbe 66’) F Perlaza F Boyd (Marcelin 80’)

March 17 at FC Dallas (T 1-1) GK Perkins D Palmer D Brunner D Mosquera D Wallace M Alhassan M Jewsbury © M Chara M Alexander (Marcelin 77’) F Perlaza (Nagbe 45’) F Boyd

March 24 at New England (L 0-1) GK Perkins D Palmer D Brunner D Mosquera (Jean-Baptiste 24’) D Wallace (Perlaza 76’) M Alhassan M Jewsbury © M Chara M Alexander (Songo’o 60’) F Nagbe F Boyd

March 31 vs. Real Salt Lake (L 2-3) GK Perkins D Palmer D Brunner D Jean-Baptiste D Wallace M Nagbe M Jewsbury © M Chara (Marcelin 76’) M Alexander F Perlaza (Songo’o 64’) F Boyd

Subs not used: GK Gleeson, D Chabala, D Kawulok, M Braun, F Dike

Subs not used: GK Bendik, D Chabala, D Jean-Baptiste, M Braun, F Dike

Subs not used: GK Bendik, D Chabala, M Braun, F Dike

Subs not used: GK Gleeson, D Chabala, D Purdy, M Braun, F Dike

April 7 vs. Chivas USA (L 1-2) GK Perkins D Palmer D Brunner D Jean-Baptiste D Wallace (Chabala 45’) M Songo’o (Alhassan 62’) M Jewsbury © M Chara M Alexander (Perlaza 76’) F Nagbe F Boyd

April 14 at LA Galaxy (L 1-3) GK Perkins D Purdy D Brunner D Mosquera D Chabala M Alhassan (Songo’o 58’) M Jewsbury © (Palmer 74’) M Chara M Alexander F Nagbe F Boyd (Perlaza 81’)

Subs not used: GK Gleeson, D Purdy, M Braun, F Dike

Subs not used: GK Rowe, D Jean-Baptiste, M Braun, F Dike

GAME-BY-GAME BOX SCORES Philadelphia Union 1 at Portland Timbers 3 March 12, 2012, JELD-WEN Field (Portland, Ore.) Att. 20,483 Scoring: PHI - Gomez (unassisted) 51 POR - Jean-Baptiste (Jewsbury) 54, Boyd (Alhassan) 66, Alhassan (Jewsbury) 76 Shots Saves Fouls Offsides Corners Philadelphia 5 4 14 0 1 Portland 17 1 8 2 7

Portland Timbers 1 at FC Dallas 1 March 17, 2012, FC Dallas Stadium (Frisco, Texas) Scoring: POR - Nagbe (unassisted) 51 FCD - Perez (unassisted) 22 Shots Saves Portland 12 2 FC Dallas 6 2

Portland Timbers 0 at New England 1 March 24, 2012, Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.) Scoring: POR - None NE - Séne (Tierney) 1 Shots Saves Fouls Portland 13 4 17 New England 9 3 10

Real Salt Lake 3 at Portland Timbers 2 March 31, 2012, JELD-WEN Field (Portland, Ore.) Att. 20,483 Scoring: RSL - Saborio (penalty kick) 39, Steele (Johnson, Morales) 89, Beckerman (Espíndola) 93 POR - Nagbe (Alexander) 49, Nagbe (Alexander) 65 Shots Saves Fouls Offsides Corners Real Salt Lake 17 6 11 3 3 Portland 15 5 8 3 5

Chivas USA 2 at Portland Timbers 1 April 7, 2012, JELD-WEN Field (Portland, Ore.) Scoring: CHV - Moreno (Smith) 48, LaBrocca (Smith) 82 POR - Boyd (unassisted) 16 Shots Saves Fouls Chivas USA 14 2 12 Portland 12 2 5

Att. 12,925

Offsides 4 1

Corners 6 6

Att. 20,483

Offsides 1 4

Corners 6 2

Att. 12,203

Fouls 16 13

Offsides 1 0

Corners 3 7

Portland Timbers 1 at LA Galaxy 3 April 14, 2012, The Home Depot Center (Carson, Calif.) Att. 22,143 Scoring: POR - Boyd (Alexander) 23 LA - Donovan (unassisted) 44, Juninho (unassisted) 81, Beckham (Donovan) 91 Shots Saves Fouls Offsides Corners Portland 8 6 8 5 4 LA Galaxy 17 2 8 1 9


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 REGULAR-SEASON STATISTICS NO 9 6 11 17 35 13 5 21 30 22 15 33 8 4 25 14

POS F M/F M M D M D M D D/M F D M D D M

PLAYER GP Kris Boyd 6 Darlington Nagbe 6 Kalif Alhassan 5 Eric Alexander 6 Andrew Jean-Baptiste 4 Jack Jewsbury 6 Eric Brunner 6 Diego Chara 6 Lovel Palmer 6 Rodney Wallace 5 Jorge Perlaza 6 Hanyer Mosquera 3 Franck Songo’o 4 Mike Chabala 2 Steve Purdy 1 James Marcelin 3 Own goals received Timbers Opponents

NO 1

POS GK

GS 6 4 4 6 3 6 6 6 5 5 3 3 1 1 1 0

6 6

GOALKEEPER GP Troy Perkins 6 Own goals committed Timbers Opponents

GS 6

6 6

MIN 521 429 356 459 336 524 540 526 466 391 236 204 150 135 90 37

G 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P 6 6 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SH 18 11 7 11 1 4 3 3 2 6 3 0 7 0 1 0

SOG 9 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0

CK 0 0 3 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0

OFF 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0

FC 6 3 3 2 2 8 2 12 4 6 2 6 2 0 1 3

FS 6 9 6 4 1 12 4 11 1 4 1 0 4 1 0 1

C 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

540 540

8 11

6 7

22 29

77 68

28 33

27 32

19 6

62 68

68 62

9 6

0 0

MIN 540

SH 33

SV 20

GA GAA 11 1.83 0

SHO 0

PG 1

PA 1

W 1

L 4

T 1

540 540

33 28

20 19

11 1.83 8 1.33

0 1

1 0

1 0

1 4

4 1

1 1

TIMBERS TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Timbers Opponents

1 2 4

2 6 7

T 8 11

SHOTS Timbers Opponents

1 35 31

2 42 37

T 77 68

SOG Timbers Opponents

1 12 14

2 16 19

T 28 33

FOULS COM. Timbers Opponents

1 28 32

2 34 36

T 62 68

CORNERS Timbers Opponents

1 9 16

2 18 16

T 27 32

OFFSIDES Timbers Opponents

1 9 3

2 10 3

T 19 6

YELLOW CARDS 1 Timbers 7 Opponents 2

2 2 4

T 9 6

RED CARDS Timbers Opponents

1 0 0

2 0 0

T 0 0


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 ALL-COMPETITION STATISTICS NO 9 6 11 17 35 13 5 21 30 22 15 33 8 4 25 14

POS F M/F M M D M D M D D/M F D M D D M

PLAYER GP Kris Boyd 6 Darlington Nagbe 6 Kalif Alhassan 5 Eric Alexander 6 Andrew Jean-Baptiste 4 Jack Jewsbury 6 Eric Brunner 6 Diego Chara 6 Lovel Palmer 6 Rodney Wallace 5 Jorge Perlaza 6 Hanyer Mosquera 3 Franck Songo’o 4 Mike Chabala 2 Steve Purdy 1 James Marcelin 3 Own goals received Timbers Opponents

NO 1

POS GK

6 6

GOALKEEPER GP Troy Perkins 6 Own goals committed Timbers Opponents

GS 6 4 4 6 3 6 6 6 5 5 3 3 1 1 1 0

6 6

GS 6

MIN 521 429 356 459 336 524 540 526 466 391 236 204 150 135 90 37

G 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P 6 6 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SH 18 11 7 11 1 4 3 3 2 6 3 0 7 0 1 0

SOG 9 7 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0

CK 0 0 3 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0

OFF 8 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0

FC 6 3 3 2 2 8 2 12 4 6 2 6 2 0 1 3

FS 6 9 6 4 1 12 4 11 1 4 1 0 4 1 0 1

C 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

540 540

8 11

6 7

22 29

77 68

28 33

27 32

19 6

62 68

68 62

9 6

0 0

MIN 540

SH 33

SV 20

GA GAA 11 1.83 0

SHO 0

PG 1

PA 1

W 1

L 4

T 1

540 540

33 28

20 19

11 1.83 8 1.33

0 1

1 0

1 0

1 4

4 1

1 1

* - includes MLS play, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches and international friendlies.


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 RESERVE LEAGUE STATISTICS NO 19 25 16 18 26 27 28 4 35 7

POS F D F D M D M D D D D M F M M/F

PLAYER GP Bright Dike 2 Steve Purdy 2 Brent Richards 2 Ryan Kawulok 2 Charles Renken 2 Chris Taylor 2 Freddie Braun 2 Mike Chabala 1 Kasali Casal 1 Andrew Jean-Baptiste 1 Brett Evans 1 Sal Zizzo 2 Sebastián Rincón 1 Cam Vickers 1 Anthony Macchione 1 Own goals received Timbers Opponents

NO 23

POS GK GK

2 2

GOALKEEPER GP Brian Rowe 1 Joe Bendik 1 Own goals committed Timbers Opponents

GS 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

2 2

GS 1 1

MIN 176 180 180 180 180 180 180 90 90 90 90 68 67 45 4

G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

A 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

P 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SH

SOG

CK

OFF

FC

FS

C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

180 180

2 1

1 2

5 4

31 24

8 9

6 17

9 4

17 26

26 17

1 4

0 0

MIN 90 90

SH 4 5

SV 4 4

GA GAA 0 0.00 1 1.00 0

SHO 1 0

PG 0 0

PA 0 0

W 1 0

L 0 1

T 0 0

180 180

9 8

8 7

1 0.50 1 0.50

1 1

0 0

0 0

1 1

1 1

0 0

TIMBERS RESERVES RESULTS DAY Tues. Tues.

DATE Mar. 27 April 10

OPPONENT @ San Jose @ Seattle

LOCATION RESULT REC. Earthquakes Training Facility (San Jose) L 0-1 0-1-0 Starfire Sports Complex (Tukwila, Wash.) W 2-0 1-1-0

TIMBERS GOAL SCORERS Own goal 4’, Dike (Purdy) 23’


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 TIMBERS FIRSTS OF 2012 INDIVIDUAL Goal Brace Hat Trick Game-winning Goal Assist Game-winning Assist Penalty Kick Goal Penalty Kick Miss Shot Foul Committed Foul Suffered Caution Ejection Corner Kick Offsides Save Shutout Substitution TEAM Win Home Win Road Win Loss Home Loss Road Loss Draw Home Draw Road Draw Shutout Home Shutout Road Shutout

PENALTY KICKS

DATE March 12 March 31

OPP PHI RSL

PLAYER Jean-Baptiste (54’) Nagbe (48’, 65’)

March 12 March 12 March 12

PHI PHI PHI

Boyd (66’) Jewsbury (54’) Alhassan (66’)

March 12 March 12 March 12 March 17

PHI PHI PHI FCD

Palmer (3’) Alexander (17’) Jewsbury (11’) Wallace (9’)

March 12 March 12 March 12

PHI PHI PHI

Jewsbury (8’) Boyd (45’) Perkins (55’)

March 12

PHI

Nagbe/Alexander (66’)

DATE March 12 March 12

OPP PHI PHI

SCORE 3-1 3-1

March 24 March 31 March 24 March 17

NE RSL NE FCD

1-0 3-2 1-0 1-1

March 17

FCD

1-1

FOR: DATE

MIN

OPP

PLAYER

GOALKEEPER

RESULT

DATE MIN March 31 39

OPP RSL

PLAYER Saborio

GOALKEEPER Perkins

RESULT Goal

AGAINST:

SCORING BREAKDOWN HOME (3 games) Minute 0-15 15-30 30-45 45-60 60-75 75-90 TOTAL Timbers 1 2 2 1 6 Opponents 1 2 3 6 ROAD (3 games) Minute 0-15 15-30 30-45 45-60 60-75 75-90 TOTAL Timbers 1 1 2 Opponents 1 1 1 2 5

* - all stats MLS play only

TIMBERS GOAL CHART GOAL SCORERS 6 9 11 35

Nagbe Boyd Alhassan Jean-Baptiste

PENALTY KICKS None

3 3 1 1

9

Total

35

8

KEY Right foot (6) Left foot (0) Header (2) Body (0) Free kick (0) Penalty kick (0)

R L H B F

11

R

9

H

H

6

R

9

R

6 R

R

6

R


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 TIMBERS GAME-BY-GAME Timbers GP MIN G Mar. 12 vs. Phila. 1 90 3 Mar. 17 at FC Dallas 1 90 1 Mar. 24 at New England 1 90 Mar. 31 vs. Real Salt Lake 1 90 2 April 7 vs. Chivas USA 1 90 1 April 14 at LA Galaxy 1 90 1

A 3

FC 8 16 17 8 5 8

FS 14 13 10 11 12 8

C

Totals

6

19

62

68

9

Timbers GP MIN SH SV GA GAA SHO PG PA Mar. 12 vs. Phila. 1 90 2 1 1 1.00 Mar. 17 at FC Dallas 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 Mar. 24 at New England 1 90 5 4 1 1.00 Mar. 31 vs. Real Salt Lake 1 90 8 5 3 3.00 1 1 April 7 vs. Chivas USA 1 90 4 2 2 2.00 April 14 at LA Galaxy 1 90 11 6 3 3.00

W 1

L

T

Totals

1

6

6

540

8

2 1

540 33 20

P SH SOG CK OFF 9 17 8 7 2 2 12 3 3 1 13 3 6 4 6 15 8 5 3 2 12 3 2 4 3 8 3 4 5 22

77

11 1.83

28

0

27

1

1

2 3 2 2

1 1 1 1 1 4

E

1

0

Opponents Philadelphia FC Dallas New England Real Salt Lake Chivas USA LA Galaxy Totals

Opponents Philadelphia FC Dallas New England Real Salt Lake Chivas USA LA Galaxy Totals

GP MIN G 1 90 1 1 90 1 1 90 1 1 90 3 1 90 2 1 90 3 6

1 3 2 1 7

P SH SOG CK OFF 2 5 2 1 2 6 3 7 3 9 5 6 1 9 17 8 3 3 6 14 4 6 1 7 17 11 9 1 68

C

62

6

GP MIN SH SV GA GAA SHO PG 1 90 8 4 3 3.00 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 1 90 3 3 0 0.00 1 1 90 8 6 2 2.00 1 90 3 2 1 1.00 1 90 3 2 1 1.00

PA

W

L 1

T

1

0

E

1 1 1 3

68

8 1.33

33

FS 8 16 17 8 5 8

6

540 28 19

29

FC 14 13 10 11 12 8

32

6

540 11

A

0

1 1 1 1 1 0

4

1

1

* - all stats MLS play only


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AT PORTLAND TIMBERS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-GAME HIGHS PLAYERS Goals: ..............................2, 2x (last: Nagbe, March 31 vs. Real Salt Lake (48’, 65’) Assists: ................................... 2, 2x (last: Alexander, March 31 vs. Real Salt Lake) Points:............................ 4, 2x (last: Nagbe, March 31 vs. Real Salt Lake, (2 goals) Shots:................................................................. 6, Cooper, 08/03/11 vs. LA Galaxy Shots on Goal:............................................ 3, 5x (last: Boyd, April 14 at LA Galaxy) Corner Kicks: ................................. 9, 2x (last: Jewsbury, 06/04/11 at Chivas USA) Offsides:..................................................... 4, 6x (last: Boyd, April 14 at LA Galaxy) Fouls Committed:.................................................5, Chara, 08/03/11 vs. LA Galaxy Fouls Suffered:....................................5, 2x (last: Alhassan, 04/14/11 vs. Chicago) Cautions/Yellow Cards: ............................................. 2, Hall, 08/06/11 at San Jose Ejections/Red Cards:................... 1, 3x (last: Alhassan, 09/24/11 at New York, 64’) GOALKEEPERS Shots Faced: .......................................................11, Perkins, April 14 at LA Galaxy Saves: ................................................................... 7, Perkins, 07/16/11 at Chicago Goals Allowed: .................................................... 4, Perkins, 06/25/11 at FC Dallas

LONGEST STREAKS PLAYERS Consecutive Games with Goal: ........................... 2, 4x (last: Boyd, April 7-present) Consecutive Games with Assist: ..................... 4, Jewsbury, April 30-May 21, 2011 Consecutive Games with Point: ...................... 5, Jewsbury, April 30-May 29, 2011 Consecutive Games with Shot: ...................................... 16, 2x (last: Cooper, 2011) Consecutive Games with SOG:............................... 6, Cooper, Aug. 24-Oct. 2, 2011 Consecutive Games with Corner Kick: .......22, Jewsbury, March 19-Aug. 17, 2011 Consecutive Games with Offside: ......................8, Perlaza, March 19-May 6, 2011 Consecutive Games with Foul Com.: .........11, Chara, Aug. 14, 2011-Oct. 22, 2011 Consecutive Games with Foul Suff.: ...............11, Cooper, March 19-May 29, 2011 Consecutive Games with Caution: ............................3, Marcelin, July 10-30, 2011 Consecutive Games with Ejection:................ 1, 3x (last: Alhassan, Sept. 24, 2011) Consecutive Starts:.................................... 20, Jewsbury, March 19-July 30, 2011 Consecutive Minutes: ............................ 1800, Jewsbury, March 19-July 30, 2011 GOALKEEPERS Scoreless Streak (minutes):.......................... 342, Perkins, Aug. 20-Sept. 21, 2011 Consecutive Shutouts: ...................................... 3, Perkins, Aug. 24-Sept. 21, 2011 Consecutive Starts:...........................................35, Perkins, April 23, 2011-current Consecutive Minutes in Goal:........................3150, Perkins, April 23, 2011-current

TIMBERS SENIOR CAPS IN 2012 PLAYER D Futty Danso (The Gambia) D Steve Purdy (El Salvador) D Rodney Wallace (Costa Rica)

DATE Feb. 28 Feb. 28 Feb. 28

OPP Algeria Estonia Wales

COMPETITION 2013 ACN Qual. Friendly Friendly

TIMBERS YOUTH CAPS IN 2012 PLAYER DATE GK Jake Gleeson (N. Zealand U-23) March 16 GK Jake Gleeson (N. Zealand U-23) March 23 GK Jake Gleeson (N. Zealand U-23) March 25

OPP Papua NG Vanuatu Fiji

COMPETITION OFC Olympic Qual. OFC Olympic Qual. OFC Olympic Qual.

* - all stats MLS play only


SPORTING KANSAS CITYAT ATCOLORADO PORTLAND TIMBERS PORTLAND TIMBERS RAPIDS SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER # 17 11 23 9 28 5 4 21 98 19 90 12 35 13 10 18 14 33 6 30 1 15 25 26 16 24 8 27 20 22 7

PLAYER Alexander, Eric Alhassan, Kalif Bendik, Joe Boyd, Kris Braun, Freddie Brunner, Eric Chabala, Mike Chara, Diego Danso, Mamadou “Futty” Dike, Bright Gleeson, Jake Horst, David Jean-Baptiste, Andrew Jewsbury, Jack Johnson, Eddie Kawulok, Ryan Marcelin, James Mosquera, Hanyer Nagbe, Darlington Palmer, Lovel Perkins, Troy Perlaza, Jorge Purdy, Steve Renken, Charles Richards, Brent Rincón, Sebastián Songo’o, Franck Taylor, Chris Valencia, Jose Adolfo Wallace, Rodney Zizzo, Sal

POS M M GK F M D D M D F GK D D M F D M D M/F D GK F D M F F M D F D M

HT 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-0 5-8 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-1 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-4 5-7 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-10

WT 165 160 205 180 165 170 175 150 185 220 200 210 205 185 185 185 175 175 165 160 190 155 190 140 165 170 175 160 180 165 165

DOB 04/14/88 10/15/90 04/25/89 08/18/83 05/13/88 02/12/86 05/25/84 04/05/86 04/27/83 02/02/87 06/26/90 10/25/85 06/16/92 04/13/81 09/20/84 12/29/89 06/13/86 01/15/87 07/19/90 08/30/84 07/29/81 10/11/84 02/05/85 12/19/93 05/20/90 01/14/94 05/14/87 05/12/89 12/18/91 06/17/88 04/03/87

COACHES & STAFF GENERAL MANAGER: Gavin Wilkinson HEAD COACH: John Spencer ASSISTANT COACH: Amos Magee ASSISTANT COACH: Cameron Knowles GOALKEEPER COACH: Mike Toshack

HOMETOWN Portage, MI Accra, Ghana Marietta, GA Irvine, Scotland Rochester Hills, MI Dublin, OH Fresno, CA Cali, Colombia Serekunda, The Gambia Edmond, OK Wellington, New Zealand Pine Grove, PA Brooklyn, N.Y. Springfield, MO Chester, England Boulder, CO Saint-Marc, Haiti Istmina, Colombia Lakewood, OH Mandeville, Jamaica Worthington, OH Guapi, Colombia San Jose, CA Edwardsville, Ill. Camas, WA Cali, Colombia Yaoundé, Cameroon Edmond, OK Bogotá, Colombia Rockville, MD San Diego, CA

COLLEGE Indiana Univ. n/a Clemson Univ. n/a Univ. of Louisville Ohio State Univ. Univ. of Washington n/a So. Polytechnic St. Univ. Univ. of Notre Dame n/a Old Dominion Univ. Univ. of Connecticut Saint Louis Univ. n/a Univ. of Portland n/a n/a Univ. of Akron n/a Univ. of Evansville n/a Univ. of California-Berkeley n/a Univ. of Washington n/a n/a Univ. of Tulsa n/a Univ. of Maryland UCLA

FITNESS COACH: John Ireland ATHLETIC TRAINER: Nik Wald, ATC ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER: Jun Morishita, ATC ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER: Kate Hormann, ATC TEAM MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Dr. Jonathan Greenleaf

NUMERICAL ROSTER # 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 33 35 90 98

PLAYER Perkins, Troy Chabala, Mike Brunner, Eric Nagbe, Darlington Zizzo, Sal Songo’o Franck Boyd, Kris Johnson, Eddie Alhassan, Kalif Horst, David Jewsbury, Jack Marcelin, James Perlaza, Jorge Richards, Brent Alexander, Eric Kawulok, Ryan Dike, Bright Valencia, Jose Adolfo Chara, Diego Wallace, Rodney Bendik, Joe Rincón, Sebastián Purdy, Steve Renken, Charles Taylor, Chris Braun, Freddie Palmer, Lovel Mosquera, Hanyer Jean-Baptiste, Andrew Gleeson, Jake Danso, Mamadou “Futty”

POS GK D D M/F M M F F M D M M F F M D F F M D GK F D M D M D D D GK D

PRONUNCIATION BREW-ner NAG-be ZEE-zoh franck sohn-GO KA-leaf AL-hass-on mar-sa-LEE-in per-LA-za ka-WALL-uk DEE-kay chara bend-ICK rin-CONE PER-dee REN-ken BRAWN love-EL HAHN-yehr moss-KEH-rah zhahn-bap-TEEST MA-MA-doo DAN-sue

NATIONALITY United States United States United States United States United States Cameroon Scotland England Ghana United States United States Haiti Colombia United States United States United States United States Colombia Colombia United States United States Colombia United States Zambia United States United States Jamaica Colombia United States New Zealand The Gambia

LAST CLUB D.C. United Houston Dynamo Columbus Crew Univ. of Akron (NCAA) Chivas USA Albacete Balompié (Spain) Eskisehirspor (Turkey) Austin Aztex (USSF D-2) Portland Timbers (USSF D-2) Real Salt Lake Sporting Kansas City Portland Timbers (USSF D-2) Deportes Tolima (Colombia) Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) FC Dallas Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) Portland Timbers (USSF D-2) Independiente Santa Fe (Colombia) Deportes Tolima (Colombia) D.C. United Sogndal (Norway) Club Atlético Atenas (Uruguay) Portland Timbers (USSF D-2) TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany) Univ. of Tulsa (NCAA) Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) Houston Dynamo La Equidad (Colombia) Univ. of Connecticut (NCAA) Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) Portland Timbers (USSF D-2)


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Troy Perkins Mike Chabala Eric Brunner Darlington Nagbe Sal Zizzo Franck Songo'o Kris Boyd Eddie Johnson Kalif Alhassan David Horst Jack Jewsbury James Marcelin Jorge Perlaza Brent Richards Eric Alexander Ryan Kawulok Bright Dike Jose Adolfo Valencia Diego Chara Rodney Wallace Joseph Bendik Steve Purdy Charles Renken Chris Taylor Freddie Braun Lovel Palmer Hanyer Mosquera Andrew Jean-Baptiste Jake Gleeson Mamadou Danso

"00" = minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

PORTLAND TIMBERS 1 2 3 4 5 6 PHI DAL NE RSL CHV LA 3-1 1-1 0-1 2-3 1-2 1-3 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 45 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 24 45 90F 90M 90F 90F

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30 26 62M 32 80F 90F 90F 90F 90F 81F 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 74M 10 13 14 90F 45F 14 64F 14 9 66M 77M 60M 90M 76M 90M

90M 90M 90M 76M 90M 90M 90D 90D 76D 90D 45D 90D

90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 16 90D 24D 90D 66 90D 90D 90D


Game Game Game Game Game Game Game

log: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 03/12/2012 03/17/2012 03/24/2012 03/31/2012 04/07/2012 04/14/2012

POR POR POR POR POR POR

vs at at vs vs at

PHI 1 DAL 1 NE 1 RSL 3 CHV 2 LA 3

W T L L L L 65

54; Boyd 1 (Alhassan 1)

Nagbe 2 (Alexander 1) 48; Nagbe 3 (Alexander 2) Boyd 2 (unassisted) 16 Boyd 3 (Alexander 3) 23

Jean-Baptiste 1 (Jewsbury 1) Nagbe 1 (unassisted) 51

PORTLAND TIMBERS 3 1 0 2 1 1

66; Alhassan 1 (Jewsbury 2)

76


GAME NOTES

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SPORTING KANSAS CITY @ PORTLAND TIMBERS JELD-WEN Field

2012 Regular season Team stats SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Portland, Oregon English TV: KSMO-TV Spanish Radio: 1340 AM

RECORD 7-0-0 (21 pts) GAMES PLAYED 7 CONFERENCE POSITION 1st in East GOALS 12 GOALS/GAME 1.71 ALLOWED 2 ALLOWED/GAME .29 GOAL DIFFERENTIAL +10 SHOTS (ON GOAL) 113 (39) ON GOAL % 34.5% FOULS COMMITTED 94 FOULS SUFFERED 83 CAUTIONS 11 EJECTIONS N/A

SPORTING Kansas City roster

No. Pos. 1 GK 2 DEF 3 DEF 4 DEF 5 DEF 6 MID 7 DEF 8 MID 9 FWD 11 MID 12 MID 13 DEF 14 FWD 15 MID 16 DEF 17 FWD 18 GK 19 MID 20 DEF 21 GK 22 FWD 23 FWD 24 DEF 32 DEF 37 FWD 55 DEF 78 DEF 88 MID

Name Pronunciation Jimmy Nielsen neel-sen Michael Harrington Korede Aiyegbusi co-red-eh eye-eh-BOO-see Kevin Ellis Matt Besler BEEZ-ler Paulo Nagamura POW-lo na-ga-MOO-ra Chance Myers Graham Zusi ZOO-see Teal Bunbury BUN-buh-ree Bobby Convey CON-vee Konrad Warzycha Var-ZEE-hah Lawrence Olum OH-lumm Dom Dwyer Roger Espinoza Seth Sinovic sin-OH-vick C.J. Sapong sah-PONG Eric Kronberg Krawn-berg Peterson Joseph Shawn Singh sing Jon Kempin Soony Saad soo-NEE sod Kei Kamara kye kah-MAHR-ah Cyprian Hedrick sip-ree-an HE-drick Luke Sassano sah-SAHN-noh Jacob Peterson Julio Cesar JEW-lee-o SEH-sahr Aurelien Collin au-REEL-ee-en Michael Thomas

2012 Regular season MLS Standings

1-4-1 (4 pts) 6 9th in West 8 1.33 11 1.83 -3 76 (29) 38.2% 62 68 9 N/A

2012 REgular season Individual Leaders SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Portland Timbers

4 Kamara goals Nagbe/Boyd 3 6 Graham Zusi assists Eric Alexander 3 36 Kei Kamara shots Kris Boyd 18 16 Kei Kamara shots on Goal Kris Boyd 9 2 Sapong/Kamara game-winning goals Kris Boyd 1 4 Graham Zusi game-winning assists Kalif Alhassan 1 15 Roger Espinoza fouls suffered Jack Jewsbury 12 14 Kei Kamara fouls committed Diego Chara 13 2 Myers/Collin/Nagamura cautions Jewsbury/Wallace 2 N/A ejections N/A 0.29 Jimmy Nielsen 7 Jimmy Nielsen 5 Jimmy Nielsen 14 Jimmy Nielsen

goals against avg Troy Perkins 1.83 wins Troy Perkins 1 shutouts N/A saves Troy Perkins 20

Coaches - REGULAR SEASON SPORTING KANSAS CITY 4th season 34-28-21 4th season 34-28-21

As of 4/2/2012:

Eastern Conf. GP W L T P 1. Sporting Kansas City 7 7 0 0 21 2. New York Red Bulls 6 3 2 1 10 3. D.C. United 7 2 2 3 9 4. Houston Dynamo 4 2 1 1 7 5. New England Revolution 6 2 4 0 6 6. Columbus Crew 5 2 3 0 6 7. Chicago Fire 4 1 1 2 5 8. Montreal Impact 8 1 5 2 5 9. Philadelphia Union 5 1 3 1 4 10. Toronto FC 5 0 5 0 0 Western Conf. GP W L T P 1. Real Salt Lake 7 5 2 0 15 2. San Jose Earthquakes 6 4 1 1 13 3. Seattle Sounders FC 5 3 1 1 10 4. FC Dallas 6 3 2 1 10 5. Chivas USA 6 3 3 0 9 6. Colorado Rapids 6 3 3 0 9 7. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6 2 2 2 8 8. LA Galaxy 5 2 3 0 6 9. Portland Timbers 6 1 4 1 4

Portland Timbers

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MLS Experience MLS Record Year with Team Record with Team

2nd season 12-18-10 2nd season 12-18-10

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Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com

When last they met... Sporting Kansas City last met Portland on August 17, 2012 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Graham Zusi earned two first half goals to give SKC the early lead which carried over to a 3-1 victory.

Zusi’s first goal came in the 25th minute when he settled a poor clearance from Portland defender Rodney Wallace and hammered a shot into the back of the net from more than 30 yards out. The midfielder’s second goal of the match came in the 40th minute when he capitalized on Matt Besler’s long throw-in. Besler’s throw connected with KC striker C.J. Sapong, who flicked on the service for Teal Bunbury on the back post. Bunbury’s volley was blocked by Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins, but Zusi was able to bury the rebound off a sliding shot from inside the six-yard box. The third SKC goal was scored by Soony Saad just nine minutes into his MLS debut. Saad’s goal came as a direct result of his highpressure. Timbers defender Eric Brunner attempted to clear the ball and it deflected off Saad, went over the head of Perkins and into the Timber net. However, Portland did manage to get one back in the 81st minute when Bright Dike re-directed a cross from Rodney Wallace to mark the first goal of his MLS career.

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Timbers starting center midfielder and team captain Jack Jewsbury began his MLS career in 2003 playing for Kansas City. Jewsbury spent eight years playing for KC before being traded to Portland on March 1, 2012 in exchange for allocation money. Jewsbury scored 14 goals and added 20 assists in his eight seasons with Kansas City and has already reached 50% of those statistics in two seasons with Portland (7G,10A). Timbers midfielder Eric Alexander played collegiate soccer at Indiana University. Jacob Peterson also played for IU although their time spent at the university did not overlap. Timbers starting center back Eric Brunner began his collegiate soccer career at the University of Maryland in 2004 before transferring to Ohio State after his freshman season at UMD. Brunner just missed being teammates with Graham Zusi, who was a freshman at Maryland that following fall. However, Brunner did meet up with another Sporting Kansas City player, Konrad Warzycha at OSU. Warzycha’s freshman season was Brunner’s senior year, as the duo led OSU to the NCAA College Cup Final. The memory that both young players list as the best thus far in their playing careers. Sporting Kansas City’s Roger Espinoza also played for Ohio State in that match scoring the lone goal for the Buckeyes in their 2-1 fall to Wake Forest. Brunner and Espinoza were both named to the 2007 NCAA AllTournament Team at the conclusion of the match. Both Warzycha and Brunner grew up in Dublin, Ohio. In fact, Konrad’s father Robert coached Brunner during his 2010 and 2011 MLS season’s while with the Columbus Crew. Portland midfielder Rodney Wallace played with Sporting’s Graham Zusi at the University of Maryland. Both players helped lead the Terrapins to the NCAA title in 2008. Timbers forward Bright Dike enjoyed a standout career at the University of Notre Dame where he was teammates with Sporting Kansas City players Matt Besler and Michael Thomas. Dike and Besler were both All Big East Team selections for multiple years while Thomas earned the honor his senior year. SKC’s Bobby Convey and Timbers defender David Horst are both born in Pennsylvania. Their hometowns are located just one and a half hours apart. Portland Timbers leading goalscorer Darlington Nagbe spent three collegiate seasons at the University of Akron where he was teammates with Sporting KC striker Teal Bunbury. Bunbury and Nagbe won the Herman Trophy in back-to-back year, 2009 and 2010 respectively. Portland midfielder Sal Zizzo played two seasons at UCLA (2005-2006), before signing with a first division club in Germany. At UCLA, Zizzo was teammates with Sporting Kansas City defender Chance Myers. Both players were originally from California approximately two hours away.

Nagbe’s goal against Sporting Kansas City in the first meeting between the two squads on July 2, 2011 earned AT&T Goal of the Year. Nagbe juggled the ball out of the air before volleying it into the upper-90 past SKC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen. Sporting Kansas City went on to win the contest 2-1. Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins began his college career at the University of South Florida. Sporting Kansas City 1st round SuperDraft pick Dom Dwyer also played collegiate soccer for the USF, although their time did not overlap.

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Sporting Kansas City’s 7-0-0 start in 2012 is the first time since 1996 that a club has earned seven wins in regulation to start their season. In 1998, the Los Angeles Galaxy started 9-0 with the aid of shootout victories. In 1996, the Galaxy earned eight straight wins in regulation to start the season before earning a shootout win over New England and extending that streak to 12-0 to start the season. Sporting Kansas City’s next regular season loss will be the 200th in team history. Four clubs have lost 200 or more MLS regular season matches, led by the New York Red Bulls with 217 defeats. Teal Bunbury and C.J. Sapong, Sporting Kansas City’s first round selections in the 2010 and 2011 MLS SuperDraft respectively, lead all players taken in their draft classes for goals scored to date. Bunbury has 14 goals in his MLS career after being drafted 4th overall in 2010, while Sapong was MLS Rookie of the Year in 2011 and has eight goals, including a team-high three through seven games this season. Sporting Kansas City leads MLS with 113 shots and 39 shots on goal this season. Sporting KC striker Kei Kamara leads all MLS players with 36 shots and 16 shots on goal in 2012. Kei Kamara’s next game-winning assist will move him into a tie for 10th place on the club’s all-time chart, joining Mark Chung, Matt McKeon, and Sasha Victorine. Kei Kamara’s next game-winning goal will move him into a tie with Digital Takawira for fourth on the club’s all-time chart. Sporting Kansas City’s next successful penalty kick will be the 50th in club history. The club has converted 73% of penalties taken. Sporting Kansas City’s win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC set the club’s all-time record for longest regular season winning streak in regulation at nine games, dating back to 2011. The only other time the team had won seven consecutive regular season matches came in 1997 during the MLS shootout era. Nielsen has the lowest goals against average in MLS this season at 0.29. Nielsen has the most wins (7) and shutouts (5) of any MLS goalkeeper. Sporting Kansas City Manager Peter Vermes sits atop the team’s all-time coaches chart for best winning percentage (.536, 34-28-21). Sporting Kansas City leads the League with 45 corner kicks in 2012. Sporting Kansas City’s record when Collin scores is 6-0-1. Of Collin’s seven goals, four were game-winners and the other three were game-tying goals.

2012 Major Events at Livestrong sporting park • •

Concert: Buzz Beach Ball (June 2, 2012) Inaugural Kevin Gray Father’s Day 5K Run & Walk and Kid’s Fun Run: (June 16, 2012)


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com

Sporting Kansas City News, Notes and headlines Undefeated Streak Continues | Sporting Kansas City is currently Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman and his wife Amber served as event

in first place of the Eastern Conference. KC is the only team with a chairs and Sporting Kansas City is a leading sponsor of the Spirit Awards, 7-0-0 record and becomes the second team in MLS history to go 7-0-0 presented by Gillis. Since 1870, Gillis has assisted at-risk children and in regulation to start the season, along with the LA Galaxy circa 1996. families in the Kansas City area to reach their potential through counseling, education and social services. In Saturday’s match, Sporting Kansas City face the Portland Timbers of the Western Conference. This match marks Sporting KC’s sixth of six Besler up for Man of the Year | Matt Besler joins forces with The straight matches with opponents from the West. So far, Kansas City is Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the months of March, April and five for five against Western Conference opponents in 2012 and with a May for the Man of the Year Campaign in a ten-week fundraising comvictory on Wednesday, Sporting Kansas City would extend their winning petition to earn the LLS’s Man of the Year title by raising funds for blood cancer research. streak to eight.

Eight wins in regulation would tie the all-time record for most wins in Set Pieces | Sporting Kansas City capitalized on set pieces for the second straight match. On April 14th at LSP Graham Zusi was able to regulation to start the season. connect with Aurelien Collin on a corner kick to give Sporting the 1-0 win Nielsen’s Still Got It | Sporting Kansas City conceeded their second against Real Salt Lake. goal of the season in Wedneday’s game and allowed 19 shots. Seven were on target and Jimmy Nielsen was forced to make six saves, just In Wednesday’s game at Vancouver, Collin again was on the receiving two saves short of the eight he has had to make during the previous end of a graham Zusi corner kick, although this time the result bounced around a bit before making its way into the back of the net. SKC‘s second six matches. goal was a Vancouver own goal resulting from a Matt Besler throw-in. Sporting went from tied for first with fewest shots allowed to tied for seventh after just one game. But, the young, strong and highly-ener- Sporting’s high pressure system is forcing opponents to give SKC dangized KC squad still managed to earn a 3-1 victory over a competitive gerous restarts in their defensive third. Kansas City has proven they are capable of capitalizing thus far. Vancouver side. A large factor in the result can be found with the team’s MLS veteran and team captain Jimmy Nielsen. In 2012, Nielsen has the most wins (7) and most shutouts (5) in the League as well as the best goals against average (0.29). Nielsen also held the longest shutout streak during the 2012 season for 415 minutes, which was broken by Sebastien Le Toux’s goal in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-1 victory over Vancouver on Wednesday.

Sports Team of the Year | Sporting Kansas City has been nomi-

nated by the 2012 SportsBusiness Awards for Sports Team of the Year. In addition, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park received nomination for Sports Facility of the Year. The winners of Street and Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal 2012 awards will be announced on May 23, 2012 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.

TheStadiumBusiness Awards | Sporting Club CEO Robb Heine-

man was nominated for Executive of the Year and LIVESTRONG Sporting Park earned nominations in four categories including Venue of the Year. The club’s state-of-the-art LIVESTRONG Sporting Park garnered recognition alongside venues on four different continents with its consideration for Venue of the Year. LSP was also nominated for the Customer Therefore, with shots prevented or gifted, Nielsen and Sporting Kansas Experience Award, the Community Award and the New Venue Award. City seem to have a common understanding of how to achieve the In addition, Sporting Innovations’ FAN360 is one of five nominees for ultimate goal: winning. the Product Innovation Award as a product or service that has uniquely Cliff Illig Earns Honor | Cliff Illig is one of five participants for the transformed and improved the way stadiums, arenas and sports venues pretigious Spirit Awards, presented by Gillis. Illig is a principle inves- do business. tor in Sporting Kansas City and helped facilitate the development of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park which has infused thousands of jobs and The winners in all categories will be announced live at the TheStadiumBusiness Awards gala, to be held in Turin on May 15, 2012. economic dollars. Perhaps more impressive, Nielsen is tied with Kasey Keller for second for all-time goals against average with 1.06 behind only Donovan Ricketts whose GAA is 1.02. With Sporting’s next win, Nielsen will earn his 30th W, tying him with Kevin Hartman for fourth.

2012 REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS Scoring 1 2 Total Shots 1 2 Total Sog 1 2 Total SPORTING 5 7 12 SPORTING 45 68 113 SPORTING 15 24 39 Opp. 1 1 2 Opp. 23 42 65 Opp. 5 11 16 Fouls 1 2 Total Offsides 1 2 Total Corners 1 2 Total SPORTING 49 45 94 SPORTING 5 5 10 SPORTING 26 19 45 Opp. 41 42 83 Opp. 10 7 17 Opp. 6 16 22 Cautions 1 2 Total Ejections 1 2 Total PK 1 2 Total SPORTING 7 4 11 SPORTING 0 0 0 SPORTING 1 0 1 Opp. 2 6 8 Opp. 1 0 1 Opp. 0 0 0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com

All-time regular season results Date 7/2/2011 8/17/2011

Score Result 2-1 W 3-1 W

Location Jeld-Wen Field LIVESTRONG Sporting

All-Time Regular Season SERIES STATS

SPORTING KANSAS CITY Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

1 4 12 6 12 0 1

2 1 14 5 17 1 4

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tot. 5 26 11 29 1 5

All-Time Regular Season series leaders SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Graham Zusi Goals Dike/Nagbe 1 3 Players Tied Assists Jewsbury/Wallace 1 3 Players Tied Shots 3 Players Tied 3 Graham Zusi Shots on Goal 5 Players Tied 1 Jack Jewsbury 4 6 Chance Myers Fouls Committed 3 Kamara/Santos Fouls Suffered Alhassan/Nagbe 4 2 1 5 4

2 Jimmy Nielsen Wins N/A Losses N/A Shutouts 3 Jimmy Nielsen Saves 2 Jimmy Nielsen Goals allowed

1 1 5 1 8 1 1

2 1 13 4 14 3 3

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tot. 2 18 5 22 4 4

SKC Regular Season Record Breakdown 2012 Record When… • Scoring first goal: 6-0-0 • Conceding first goal: 1-0-0 • Leading at halftime: 3-0-0 • Tied at halftime: 4-0-0 • Trailing at halftime: N/A 0 goals scored: N/A 1 goal scored: 4-0-0 2 goals scored: 1-0-0 3 goals scored: 2-0-0 4+ goals scored: N/A 0 goals allowed: 5-0-0 1 goal allowed: 2-0-0 2 goals allowed: N/A 3 goals allowed: N/A 4+ goals allowed: N/A • Wearing Sporting Blue: 6-0-0 • Wearing Dark indigo: 1-0-0 • Leading at 75’ 5-0-0 • Tied at 75’ 2-0-0 • Trailing at 75’ N/A • Outshooting opponent 5-0-0 • Outshot by opponent 1-0-0 • Shots even 1-0-0 • One-goal games 5-0-0 • On ESPN 1-0-0 • On NBCSN N/A • On KCTV5 N/A • On KSMO-TV 6-0-0 • Day games (before 5pm) 1-0-0 • Games 5pm or later: 6-0-0 • With red card received… N/A • With red card against… 1-0-0 • Temperature 75 & up… 1-0-0 • Temperature below 75… 6-0-0 • In Pacific time zone… 2-0-0 • In Mountain time zone… N/A • In Central time zone… 4-0-0 • In Eastern time zone… 1-0-0 • vs. Eastern Conference 2-0-0 • vs. Western Conference 4-0-0 • On grass… 6-0-0 • On turf… 1-0-0 Home and Away... • Overall All-time: 201-199-100 • 2012 At home: 4-0-0 • All-time at home: 135-72-43 • 2012 On road: 3-0-0 • All-time on road: 66-127-57

Record By Month.. March 2012: 3-0-0 March all-time: 8-6-1 April 2012: 4-0-0 April all-time: 35-26-11 May 2012: N/A May all-time: 25-33-16 June 2012: N/A June all-time: 32-25-19 July 2012: N/A July all-time: 35-29-20 Aug. 2012: N/A Aug. all-time: 31-39-12 Sept. 2012: N/A Sept. all-time: 22-31-11 Oct. 2012: N/A Oct. all-time: 13-10-10 Team-by-team (in 2012)... • vs. Chicago: 10-21-9 (0-0-0) • vs. Chivas USA: 7-4-4 (1-0-0) • vs. Colorado Rapids: 20-17-12 (0-0-0) • vs. Columbus Crew: 18-20-5 (0-0-0) • vs. D.C. United: 17-18-9 (1-0-0) • vs. FC Dallas: 20-19-8 (1-0-0) • vs. Houston Dynamo: 3-5-4 (0-0-0) • vs. LA Galaxy: 18-22-11 (10-0) • vs. Miami Fusion: 3-4-1 • vs. N.E. Revolution: 20-13-9 (1-0-0) • vs. New York Red Bulls: 1717-9 (0-0-0) • vs. Philadelphia Union: 1-0-3 (0-0-0) • vs. Portland Timbers: 2-0-0 (0-0-0) • vs. Real Salt Lake: 7-5-3 (1-0-0) • vs. SJ Earthquakes: 19-20-7 (0-0-0) • vs. Seattle Sounders FC: 1-5-0 (0-0-0) • vs. Tampa Bay Mutiny: 10-6-1 • vs. Toronto FC: 5-3-4 (0-0-0) • vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1-01 (1-0-0)

N/A Troy Perkins 2 N/A Troy Perkins 6

Troy Perkins 5

All-Time Regular Season game highs

Portland Timbers Category Goals Shots Shots on Goal Fouls Offsides Corner Kicks

Portland Timbers

SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Portland Timbers

Nagbe/Dike 2 Graham Zusi Goals Assists Jewsbury/Wallace 1 3 Players Tied Shots Darlington Nagbe 5 Teal Bunbury 5 Players Tied 3 Graham Zusi Shots on Goal 5 Teal Bunbury Fouls Committed 3 Players Tied 3 Kamara/Santos Fouls suffered Alhassan/Horst 2 Jimmy Nielsen Saves 1 Jimmy Nielsen Goals allowed

1 1 3 1 3 3

Troy Perkins 3 Tory Perkins 3

GOALS SCORED IN SERIES BY INTERVAL KC POR

1-15 16-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76-90 OT 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

Tot. 5 2

SKC Miscellaneous Stats - 2012 Regular Season Quickest Goal... Quickest Goal Against... Game-winning goals after 75’...

24, Aurelien Collin, 4/18 at VAN 25, Ricardo Villar, 3/25 vs DAL 93+, C.J. Sapong, 3/10 at D.C. United 88, Kei Kamara, 3/25 vs DAL

Game-tying goals after 75’...

N/A

Game-winning goals against after 75’...

N/A

Game-tying goals against after 75’...

N/A

Hat Tricks...

N/A

Hat Tricks Against...

N/A

Own Goals...

51, Martin Bonjour, 4/18 at VAN

Own Goals Against...

N/A

Red Cards...

N/A

Red Cards Against... Penalty Kicks... Penalty Kicks Against... Youngest Goalscorer...

14, Stephen McCarthy, 3/17 vs NE 50, Saved, Kei Kamara, 3/25 vs DAL

N/A 23y74d, C.J. Sapong, 3/10 at DC

Oldest Goalscorer...

27y230d, Kei Kamara, 4/18 at VAN

Youngest Starter...

22y12d, Teal Bunbury, 3/10 at DC

Oldest Starter...

34y256d, Jimmy Nielsen, 4/18 at VAN


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com

SPORTING KANSAS CITY REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS assists GOALS PLAYER TEAM GP A 1. Graham Zusi KC 7 6 2. Thierry Henry NY 6 5 3. Eric Alexander POR 6 3 3. Nick DeLeon DC 6 3 3. Dwayne De Rosario DC 7 3 3. Roy Miller NY 6 3 3. Blas Perez DAL 6 3

GAME-WINNING ASSISTS

PLAYER TEAM GP GWA 1. Graham Zusi KC 7 4 2. Blas Perez DAL 6 2 3. Kei Kamara KC 7 1 3. Chance Myers KC 7 1 3. Bobby Convey KC 7 1 3. 30 others tied with 1...

Corner Kicks PLAYER TEAM GP CK 1. Graham Zusi KC 7 28 2. Nick DeLeon DC 6 23 3. David Beckham LA 4 20 4. Felipe Martins MTL 8 19 4. Kirk Urso CLB 5 19 6. Kyle Beckerman RSL 7 18 7. Brad Davis HOU 3 16 7. Ricardo Villar DAL 5 16 9. Jack Jewsbury POR 6 15 10. Bobby Convey KC 7 14 10. Joao Plata TOR 5 14

GOALKEEPER WINS PLAYER TEAM GP W 1. Jimmy Nielsen KC 7 7 2. Nick Rimando RSL 7 5 3. Jon Busch SJ 6 4 4. Michael Gspurning SEA 5 3 4. Kevin Hartman DAL 6 3 4. Dan Kennedy CHV 6 3 4. Ryan Meara NY 6 3 4. Matt Pickens COL 6 3

SAVES PLAYER TEAM GP SV 1. Kevin Hartman DAL 6 23 1. Dan Kennedy CHV 6 23 1. Donovan Ricketts MTL 8 23 4. Ryan Meara NY 6 22 4. Matt Pickens COL 6 22 6. Troy Perkins POR 6 20 6. Nick Rimando RSL 7 20 8. Joe Willis DC 6 18 9. Milos Kocic TOR 5 17 9. Matt Reis NE 6 17

GOALKEEPER SHUTOUTS

1. 2. 2. 2. 2.

PLAYER Jimmy Nielsen Jon Busch Joe Cannon Michael Gspurning Nick Rimando

TEAM KC SJ VAN SEA RSL

GP 7 6 6 5 7

SHO 5 3 3 3 3

PLAYER TEAM GP G 1. Kenny Cooper NY 6 7 1. Thierry Henry NY 6 7 1. Chris Wondolowski SJ 6 7 4. Maicon Santos DC 7 4 4. David Estrada SEA 5 4 4. Kei Kamara KC 7 4 7. C.J. Sapong KC 7 3 7. Auerlien Collin KC 7 3 7. 6 other players tied with 3...

Game-Winning Goals PLAYER TEAM 1. Chris Wondolowski SJ 2. Kenny Cooper NY 3. David Estrada SEA 4. Kei Kamara KC 5. C.J. Sapong KC 6. Graham Zusi KC 7. Aurelien Collin KC 8. 33 other players tied with 1...

GP 6 6 5 7 7 7 7

GWG 3 2 2 2 2 1 1

Multi-Goal Games PLAYER 1. Thierry Henry 2. Kenny Cooper 2. Chris Wondolowski 4. Maicon Santos 4. David Estrada 4. Robbie Keane 4. Darlington Nagbe

TEAM NY NY SJ DC SEA LA POR

GP 6 6 6 7 5 5 6

GAMES 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

Hat Tricks PLAYER TEAM GP HATS 1. David Estrada SEA 5 1 1. Thierry Henry NY 6 1

Shots on Goal PLAYER TEAM GP SOG 1. Kei Kamara KC 7 16 2. Thierry Henry NY 6 14 3. Kenny Cooper NY 6 12 3. Sanna Nyassi MTL 8 12 3. Chris Wondolowski SJ 6 12 6. Robbie Keane LA 5 11 7. Fabian Espindola RSL 7 10 8. Kris Boyd POR 6 9 8. Danny Koevermans TOR 5 9 8. Dominic Oduro CHI 4 9 8. Kelyn Rowe NE 6 9

Shots PLAYER 1. Kei Kamara 2. Maicon Santos 2. Thierry Henry 4. Dwayne De Rosario 4. Fredy Montero 4. Chris Wondolowski 7. Fabian Espindola 8. Robbie Keane 8. Sanna Nyassi 10. Kris Boyd

TEAM KC DC NY DC SEA SJ RSL LA MTL POR

GP 7 7 6 7 5 6 7 5 8 6

SH 36 26 26 24 24 24 23 20 20 18


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2012 Schedule and Box Scores DATE

Sat., March 10th Sat., March 17th Sun., March 25th Sun., April 1st Sat., April 7th Sat., April 14th Wed., April 18th

Sat., April 21st Sat., May 5th Sat., May 12th Sat., May 19th Sun., May 27th Sat., June 16th Wed., June 20th Sat., June 23rd Fri., June 29th Wed., July 4th Sat., July 7th Sat., July 14th Wed., July 18th Sat., July 21st Sat., July 28th Sat., August 4th Sat., Aug. 11th Sat., August 18th Sun., Aug. 26th Sat., Sept. 1st Fri., Sept. 14th Wed., Sept. 19th Sat., Sept. 22nd Fri., Sept. 28th Sun., October 7th Sat., October 20th Wed., Oct. 24th

OPPONENT

1-0 3-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0

W W W W W W

GOAL SCORERS

@ D.C. United Sapong vs. New England Zusi/Kamara/Sapong vs. FC Dallas Collin/Kamara @Chivas USA Sapong vs. Los Angeles Galaxy Kamara vs. Real Salt Lake Collin

3-1 W @Vancouver Whitecaps FC Collin/OG/Kamara

@Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact @Chicago Fire @Colorado Rapids vs. San Jose Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC @Seattle Sounders @Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire @Montreal Impact vs. Houston Dynamo @Columbus Crew @Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew @New England Revolution vs. D.C. United @Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC vs. Houston Dynamo @New York Red Bulls @Montreal Impact vs. Chicago Fire @Columbus Crew @New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION (0-2-0) VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (2-0-0) DATE: March 17, 2012 -- LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

Goals by Period New England Revolution Sporting Kansas City

1 0 2

2 0 1

Tot 0 3

SPORTING KANSAS CITY (1-0-0) VS D.C. UNITED (0-1-0) DATE: March 10, 2012 -- RFK Stadium Goals by Period 1 2 Tot D.C. United 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City 0 1 1 Scoring Summary: KC--Sapong 1 (Zusi 1) 93+ Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Teal Bunbury DC: Cautions: John Lozano Stats Sporting Kansas City DC United TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Kamara 6) 7 (De Rosario/Salihi/Santos) SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Kamara 3) 1 (Santos 1) FOULS: 16 (4 tied with 3) 12 (Boskovic/Woolard 2) OFFSIDE: 0 3 CORNER KICKS: 5 3 SAVES: Nielsen 1 Hammid 7 SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 85), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar, Teal Bunbury (C.J. Sapong 75). D.C. UNITED--Bill Hamid, Robbie Russell, Daniel Woolard, Brandon McDonald, Dejan Jakovic, Andy Najar, Chris Pontius (Danny Cruz 74), Perry Kitchen, Branko Boskovic (Josh Wolff 66), Dwayne De Rosario, Hamdi Salihi (Maicon Santos 80). Referee: Mark Geiger Referee’s Assistants: Sean Hurd, Steven Taylor 4th Official: Mark Kadlecik. Attendance: 16, 314. Temperature: 44.

FC DALLAS (1-1-1) VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (3-0-0) DATE: March 25, 2012 -- LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Goals by Period FC Dallas Sporting Kansas City

1 1 1

2 0 1

Tot 1 2

Scoring Summary: KC--Zusi 1 (Kamara 1) 28 KC--Kamara 1 (unassisted) 39 KC--Sapong 2 (Sinovic 1, Zusi 2) 47

Scoring Summary: DAL--Ricardo Villar 2 (free kick) 25 KC--Collin 1 (Zusi 3) 49+ KC--Kamara 2 (Myers 1, Zusi 4) 88

Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Zusi 28, Myers 45 NE: Ejections: McCarthy 14

Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Collin 32, Myers 36, Espinoza 93+ DAL: Cautions: D. Hernandez 49+

Stats Sporting Kansas City New England TOTAL SHOTS: 27 (Kamara 7) 11 (Nguyen/Simms 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 7 (Kamara/Sapong 3) 6 (Guy 2) FOULS: 12 (Myers 3) 10 (Sene 2) OFFSIDE: 4 2 CORNER KICKS: 4 1 SAVES: Nielsen 6 Reis 4

Stats Sporting Kansas City FC Dallas TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (Kamara 11) 8 (Villar 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Kamara 5) 1 (Villar 1) FOULS: 15 (Myers 4) 11 (4 Tied with 2) OFFSIDE: 1 0 CORNER KICKS: 7 5 SAVES: N/A Hartman 7

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION--Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Chris Tierney, A.J. Soares, Stephen McCarthy (Ejected 14), Benny Feilhaber (Jeremiah White 61), Clyde Simms, Shalrie Joseph, Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe (Ryan Guy 45), Saer Sene (Diego Fagundez 57).

FC DALLAS--Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, Hernan Pertuz, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Bryan Leyva (Andrew Wiedeman 70), Daniel Hernandez, Jair Benitez, Ricardo Villar (Bobby Warshaw 45, Luis Perea 90), Andrew Jacobson, Blas Perez.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin (Lawrence Olum 59), Matt Besler, Graham Zusi (Paulo Nagamura 57), Bobby Convey, Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar (Luke Sassano 76), C.J. Sapong.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi (Lawrence Olum 91+), Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 93+), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar, C.J. Sapong.

Referee: Silviu Petrescu Referee’s Assistants: Philippe Briere, Corey Parker 4th Official: David Gantar. Attendance: 19,777. Temperature: 74 and Cloudy.

Referee: Abiodun Okulaja Referee’s Assistants: Frank Anderson, Peter Balciunas 4th Official: Yader Reyes. Attendance: 15,161. Temperature: 81 and Sunny.


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2012 Schedule and Box Scores SPORTING KANSAS CITY (4-0-0) VS CHIVAS USA (1-3-0) DATE: April 1, 2012 -- The Home Depot Center Goals by Period 1 2 Tot Chivas USA 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City 0 1 1 Scoring Summary: KC--Sapong 3 (Zusi 5) 47

Stats Sporting Kansas City Chivas USA TOTAL SHOTS: 19 (Kamara 4) 6 (3 Tied with 2) SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Sapong 3) 0 (26 Tied with 0) FOULS: 15 (Myers 4) 11 (Minda 3) OFFSIDE: 0 3 CORNER KICKS: 7 1 SAVES: N/A Kennedy 4 SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi (Paulo Nagamura 89), Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 73), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar, C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury 72). CHIVAS USA--Dan Kennedy, James Riley, Ante Jazic (Cesar Romero 80), Heath Pearce, Rauwshan McKenzie, Ryan Smith, Laurent Courtois, Oswaldo Minda, Nick LaBrocca, Alejandro Moreno (Miller Bolanos 72), Casey Townsend. Referee: Edvin Jurisevic Referee’s Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, Frank Anderson 4th Official: Allen Chapman. Attendance: 13,372. Temperature: 64 and Clear.

REAL SALT LAKE (5-2-0) VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (6-0-0) DATE: April 14, 2012 -- LIVESTRONG Sporting Park 1 0 0

Goals by Period 1 2 Tot LA Galaxy 0 0 0 Sporting Kansas City 1 0 1 Scoring Summary: KC--Kamara 3 (Convey 1) 40

Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: Sinovic 34 CHV: Cautions: Rauwshan McKenzie 84

Goals by Period Real Salt Lake Sporting Kansas City

LA GALAXY (1-3-0) VS SPORTING KANSAS CITY (5-0-0) DATE: April 7, 2012 -- LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

2 0 1

Tot 0 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Collin 2 (Zusi 6) 63 Misconduct Summary: RSL: Caution: Johnson 51 KC: Caution: Nagamura 76 RSL: Caution: Steele 78 Stats Sporting Kansas City Real Salt Lake TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Kamara/Sapong 3) 10 (Espindola 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 Tied with 1) 1 (Borchers 1) FOULS: 13 (Espinoza 4) 14 (Espindola/Steele 3) OFFSIDE: 0 2 CORNER KICKS: 11 4 SAVES: Nielsen 1 Rimando 2 REAL SALT LAKE--Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran, Chris Wingert, Jamison Olave, Nat Borchers, Will Johnson, Luis Gil (Paulo Junior 76), Kyle Beckerman, Sebastian Velasquez (Jonny Steele 63), Fabian Espindola, Alvaro Saborio. SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic (Michael Harrington 89), Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 82), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar (Paulo Nagamura 51), C.J. Sapong. Referee: Kevin Stott Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Brian Poeschel 4th Official: Tyler Ploeger. Attendance: 19,422. Temperature: 72 and Cloudy.

Misconduct Summary: KC: Cautions: None. LA: Cautions: Donovan Stats Sporting Kansas City LA Galaxy TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Espinoza/Zusi 3) 4 (Magee 3) SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Kamara 2) 0 (31 Tied with 0) FOULS: 9 (Kamara 5) 12 (Donovan 4) OFFSIDE: 2 1 CORNER KICKS: 7 2 SAVES: N/A Saunders 3 LA GALAXY--Josh Saunders, Sean Franklin, Todd Dunivant, Tommy Meyer, A.J. DeLaGarza, Landon Donovan, Mike Magee, Michael Stephens (Marcelo Sarvas 77), Juninho (Kyle Nakazawa 72), Edson Buddle (Chad Barrett 56), Robbie Keane. SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 69), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Julio Cesar (Paulo Nagamura 78), C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury 87). Referee: Jorge Gonzalez Referee’s Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Brian Poeschel 4th Official: Michael Kennedy. Attendance: 20,323. Temperature: 60 and Cloudy.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY (7-0-0) VS VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC (2-2-2) DATE: April 18, 2012 -- BC Place Stadium Goals by Period Sporting Kansas City Vancouver Whitecaps FC

1 1 0

2 2 1

Tot 3 1

Scoring Summary: KC--Collin 3 (unassisted) 24 KC--own goal (Bonjour) 51 KC--Kamara 4 (Myers 2) 65 VAN--Le Toux 3 (unassisted) 79 Misconduct Summary: VAN: Caution: Hassli 6 KC: Caution: Collin 18 KC: Caution: Nagamura 38 VAN: Caution: DeMerit 67 Stats Sporting Kansas City Vancouver TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Kamara 3) 19 (da Silva 5) SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Kamara/Collin 1) 7 (da Silva 3) FOULS: 14 (Espinoza 4) 13 (Hassli 4) OFFSIDE: 3 6 CORNER KICKS: 4 5 SAVES: Nielsen 6 None SPORTING KANSAS CITY--Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Bobby Convey (Jacob Peterson 52), Roger Espinoza, Kei Kamara, Paulo Nagamura (Lawrence Olum 77), C.J. Sapong (Teal Bunbury 62). VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC--Joe Cannon, Lee Young-Pyo, Jordan Harvey, Jay DeMerit, Martin Bonjour (Long Tan 87), Atiba Harris (Omar Salgado 79), Davide Chiumiento, Gershon Koffie, John Thorrington (Camilo 60), Sebastien Le Toux, Eric Hassli. Referee: Baldomero Toledo Referee’s Assistants: Ian Anderson, Kevin Duliba 4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal. Attendance: 15,382. Temperature: 52 and Clear.


MINI BIOS

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COACHING STAFF

#9 | F | Teal Bunbury Ht: 6-2 Wt. 175 DOB: 2/17/1990 Hometown: Prior Lake, MN College: Akron Acquired: ‘10 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#4)

Regular-Season Game Highs:

Peter Vermes Kerry Zavagnin Zoran Savic Manager

Assistant Coach

John Pascarella Goalkeeping Coach

Assistant Coach

Mateus Manoel

Goals 2, 2 times, last: Sept. 10, 2011, KC vs HOU Assists 1, 5 times, last: Aug. 27, 2011, KC vs DAL Shots on Goal 4, 2 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Shots 7, 2 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Fouls Committed 7, August 27, 2011, KC vs DAL Fouls Suffered 5, Oct. 16, 2010, KC at NE Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012 KC at VAN Goal Oct. 30, 2011, KC at COL Assist Aug. 27, 2011, KC vs DAL 2012 Record when: he starts 1-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Fitness Coach

#3 | D | Korede Aiyegbusi Ht: 5-5 Wt. 155 DOB: 7/15/1988 Hometown: London, UK College: North Carolina State Acquired: ‘10 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round(#20)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed 1, 4 times, last: April 30, 2011, KC at NY Fouls Suffered 1, June 10, 2010, KC vs PHI Last.. Appearance August 17, 2011, KC vs POR Goal N/A Assit: N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#55 | D | Julio Cesar Ht: 6-1 Wt. 170 DOB: 11/18/1978 Hometown: Sao Luis, Maranhao, Brazil Last Club: Maritimo Funchal (Portugal) Acquired: Signed as Discovery on 3/14/11

Regular-Season Game Highs:

Goals 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs LA Assists 1, 2 times, last: Oct. 15, 2011, KC vs NY Shots on Goal 1, 5 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Shots 2, 2 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Fouls Committed 3, 4 times, last: Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Fouls Suffered 3, 2 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Last.. Appearance April 14, 2012, KC vs RSL Goal Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs LA Assist Oct. 30, 2011, KC at COL 2012 Record when: he starts 6-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#5 | D | Matt Besler

#55 | D | Aurelien Collin

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 170 DOB: 2/11/1987 Hometown: Overland Park, KS College: Notre Dame Acquired: ‘09 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#8)

Ht: 6-2 Wt. 169 DOB: 03/08/1986 Hometown: Enghien-les-Bains, France Last Club: Vitoria Setubal (Portugal) Acquired: Signed as Discovery on 4/15/11

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 2 times, last: Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Assists 1, 2 times, last: August 6, 2011, KC vs SEA Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 9, 2010, KC vs SEA Shots 2, 2 times, last: July 16, 2011, KC at HOU Fouls Committed 3, Mar. 27, 2010, KC vs DC Fouls Suffered 4, Sept. 26, 2009, KC vs COL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Assist Aug. 6, 2011, KC vs SEA 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 6 times, last: April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Assists N/A Shots on Goal 2, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Shots 3, 2 times, last: Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Fouls Committed 6, Apr. 23, 2011, KC at NE Fouls Suffered 3, 2 times, last: July 16, 2011, KC at HOU Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012 KC at VAN Goal April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 3-0-0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com #11 | M | Bobby Convey Ht: 5-9 Wt. 150 DOB: 5/27/1983 Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Trade with San Jose 12/02/11

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, May 31, 2003, DC at DAL Assists 3, 2 times, last: May 8, 2010, SJ vs NY Shots on Goal 4, May 31, 2003, DC at DAL Shots 8, May 31, 2003, DC at DAL Fouls Committed 5, August 6, 2011, SJ vs POR Fouls Suffered 7, May 3, 2003, DC vs DAL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal May 21, 2011, SJ vs NE Assist April 7, 2012, KC vs LA 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#15 | M | Roger Espinoza Ht: 5-11 Wt. 160 DOB: 10/25/1986 Hometown: Aurora, CO College: Ohio State Acquired: ‘08 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#10) Regular-Season Game Highs:

Goals 1, 2 times, last: August 3, 2011, KC vs RSL Assists 1, 9 times, last: July 23, 2011, KC vs TOR Shots on Goal 2, 2 times, last: August 3, 2011, KC vs RSL Shots 5, 2 times, last: March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Fouls Committed 4, 4 times, last: April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Fouls Suffered 6, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal August 3, 2011, KC vs RSL Assist July 23, 2011, KC vs TOR 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#14 | D | Dom Dwyer

#2 | D | Michael Harrington

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 180 DOB: 7/30/1990 Hometown: Cuckfield, England College: University of South Florida Acquired: ‘12 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#16)

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 170 DOB: 1/24/1986 Hometown: Greenville, NC College: North Carolina Acquired: ‘07 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#3)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0 #4 | D | Kevin Ellis Ht: 5-9 Wt. 160 DOB: 06/30/1991 Hometown: Kansas City, MO College: Barton County CC Acquired: Signed as Home Grown on 2/18/11

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 5 times, last: Oct. 5, 2008, KC vs CHI Assists 2, Sept. 22, 2010, KC vs HOU Shots on Goal 2, Oct. 2, 2010, KC at NY Shots 2, 5 times, last: Oct. 2, 2010, KC at NY Fouls Committed 6, July 11, 2009, KC at NE Fouls Suffered 4, July 14, 2007, KC vs RSL Last.. Appearance April 14, 2012, KC vs RSL Goal Oct 5, 2008, KC vs CHI Assist Oct. 12, 2010, KC at CHI 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0 #24 | D | Cyprian Hedrick Ht: 6’ Wt. 185 DOB: 10/06/1989 Hometown: Cameroon College: Coastal Carolina Acquired: ‘12 MLS Superdraft 2nd Round (#30)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


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#18 | GK | Eric Kronberg

Ht: 5-8 Wt. 132 DOB: 4/24/1990 Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Last Club: SC Braga (Portugal) Acquired: Signed on 09/01/11

Ht: 6-5 Wt. 210 DOB: 6/7/1983 Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA College: California Acquired: ‘06 MLS SuperDraft 4th Round (#40)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 4, May 14, 2011, KC at LA Saves 6, May 14, 2011, KC at LA Last.. Appearance Shutout

June 12, 2011, KC at DAL June 4, 2011, KC at TOR 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

#23 | F | Kei Kamara

#7 | M | Chance Myers

Ht: 6-3 Wt. 185 DOB: 9/1/1984 Hometown: Lawndale, CA College: Cal-State Dominguez Hills Last Club: Houston Dynamo Acquired: Trade with Houston Dynamo 9/15/09

Ht: 6-0 Wt. 165 DOB: 12/7/1987 Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA College: UCLA Acquired: ‘08 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#1)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 4 times, last: July 23, 2011, KC vs TOR Assists 2, 3 times, last: March 19, 2011, KC at CHV Shots on Goal 5, 2 times, last: March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Shots 11, March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Fouls Committed 5, 4 times, last: April 7, 2012, KC vs LA Fouls Suffered 7, June 28, 2008, SJ at CHI Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Assist March 17, 2012 KC vs NE 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 4-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists 1, 4 times last: April 18, 2012 KC at VAN Shots on Goal 2, May 3, 2008, KC at CLB Shots 3, June 9, 2011, KC vs CHI Fouls Committed 4, 5 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Fouls Suffered 3, 4 times, last: March 25, 2012, KC vs DAL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal N/A Assist April 18, 2012 KC at VAN 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#21 | GK | Jon Kempin

#6 | M | Paulo Nagumura

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 170 DOB: 4/8/1993 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas Last Club: Sporting Kansas City Juniors Acquired: Signed 8/31/10

Ht: 5-8 Wt. 155 DOB: 03/02/1983 Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Last Club: Chivas USA Acquired: Aquired in trade on 11/29/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed N/A Saves N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Shutout N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, March 21, 2009, CHV vs COL Assists 1, 14 times, last: June 4, 2011, CHV vs POR Shots on Goal 4, May 15, 2006, LA vs RSL Shots 5, May 15, 2006, LA vs RSL Fouls Committed 6, Sept. 13, 2007, CHV vs LA Fouls Suffered 6, May 13, 2006, LA vs RSL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal Sept. 10, 2010, CHV vs NE Assist June 4, 2011, CHV vs POR 2012 Record when: he starts 1-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


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#22 | F | Soony Saad

Ht: 6-3 Wt. 200 DOB: 8/6/1977 Hometown: Aalborg, Denmark Last Club: Vejle (Denmark) Acquired: Signed 2/15/10

Ht: 5-10 Wt. 165 DOB: 08/17/1992 Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan College: Univ. of Michigan Acquired: Weighted Lottery on 07/05/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals Allowed 4, May 29, 2010, KC at RSL Saves 7, 3 times, last: June 22, 2011, KC at PHI Last.. Appearance Shutout 2012 Record when:

April 18, 2012, KC at VAN April 14, 2012 KC vs RSL he starts 7-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, August 17, 2011, KC vs. POR Assists N/A Shots on Goal 1, August 17, 2011, KC vs. POR Shots 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs. LA Fouls Committed 1, Oct. 15, 2011, KC vs NY Fouls Suffered 1, 2 times, last: Sept. 5, 2011, KC vs. LA Last.. Appearance Nov. 2, 2011, KC vs COL Goal August 17, 2011, KC vs POR Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#13 | D | Lawrence Olum

#17 | F | C.J. Sapong

Ht: 6-2 Wt. 185 DOB: 7/10/1984 Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya College: Missouri Baptist University Last Club: Orlando City SC (USL PRO) Acquired: Signed 9/15/10

Ht: 6-2 Wt. 185 DOB: 12/27/1988 Hometown: Manassas, Virginia College: James Madison Acquired: ‘11 MLS SuperDraft 1st Round (#10)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed 1, April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 8 times, last: April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Assists 1, 5 times, last: Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, April 1, 2012, KC at CHV Shots 5, 2 times, last: March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Fouls Committed 3, 2 times, last: April 14, 2012, KC vs RSL Fouls Suffered 4, 2 times, last: June 12, 2011, KC at DAL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal April 1, 2012 KC at CHV Assist Oct. 1, 2011, KC at SJ 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 3-0-0

#37 | F | Jacob Peterson

#32 | D | Luke Sassano

Ht: 5-10 Wt. 165 DOB: 1/27/1986 Hometown: Portage, Michigan College: Indiana University Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes Acquired: Signed on 01/19/2012

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 170 DOB: 10/14/1985 Hometown: Orinda, California College: University of California, Berkeley Last Club: NY Red Bulls Acquired: Trade with LA Galaxy on 12/15/10

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, 9 times, last: Oct. 16, 2010, TOR at CLB Assists 1, 10 times, last: Aug. 27, 2011, SJ at TOR Shots on Goal 3, June 28, 2007, COL at DC 4, 4 times, last: April 16, 2011, TOR at DC Shots Fouls Committed 2, 7 times, last: July 20, 2011, SJ at VAN Fouls Suffered 5, Oct. 16, 2010, TOR at CLB Last.. April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Appearance Goal Oct. 16, 2010, TOR at CLB Assist Aug. 27, 2011, SJ at TOR 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 1, June 12, 2011, KC at DAL Assists N/A Shots on Goal 1, 3 times, last: June 17, 2011, KC vs SJ Shots 3, April 27, 2008, NY vs SJ Fouls Committed 3, May 25, 2008, NY vs CHI Fouls Suffered 3, June 12, 2008, NY at DC Last.. Appearance March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Goal June 12, 2011, KC at DAL Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com #20 | D | Shawn Singh

#12 | M | Konrad Warzycha

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 145 DOB: 05/05/1989 Hometown: Bakersfield, California College: UCLA Acquired: ‘12 MLS Supplemental Draft 1st Round (16th). Signed 3/19/12

Ht: 6-1 Wt. 190 DOB: 02/14/1989 Hometown: Dublin, Ohio College: Ohio State Acquired: ‘11 MLS SuperDraft 3rd Round

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

#16 | D | Seth Sinovic

#8 | M | Graham Zusi

Ht: 5-9 Wt. 170 DOB: 1/28/1987 Hometown: Leawood, Kansas College: Creighton Last Club: New England Revolution Acquired: Signed May 10, 2011

Ht: 5-10 Wt. 160 DOB: 8/18/1986 Hometown: Longwood, FL College: Maryland Acquired: ‘09 MLS SuperDraft 2nd Round (#23)

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists 1, March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Shots on Goal 1, 3 times, last: Oct. 22, 2011, KC at DC Shots 3, April 17, 2010, NE at SJ Fouls Committed 3, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Fouls Suffered 3, 4 times, last: April 14, 2012, KC vs RSL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal N/A Assist March 17, 2012, KC vs NE 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 0-0-0 #88 | M | Michael Thomas Ht: 5-8 Wt. 170 DOB: 1//1987 Hometown: Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia College: Notre Dame Last Club: Borac Čačak (Serbia) Acquired: Signed 3/16/2011

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals N/A Assists N/A Shots on Goal N/A Shots N/A Fouls Committed N/A Fouls Suffered N/A Last.. Appearance N/A Goal N/A Assist N/A 2012 Record when: he starts 0-0-0 he scores 0-0-0

Regular-Season Game Highs: Goals 2, 2 times, last: Aug. 17, 2011, KC vs POR Assists 2, 2 times, last: March 25, 2012: KC vs DAL Shots on Goal 3, 2 times, last: Aug. 17, 2011, KC vs POR Shots 5, July 16, 2011, KC at HOU Fouls Committed 3, 4 times, last: March 10, 2012, KC at DC Fouls Suffered 4, Sept. 17, 2011, KC at RSL Last.. Appearance April 18, 2012, KC at VAN Goal March 17, 2012, KC vs NE Assist April 14, 2012, KC vs RSL 2012 Record when: he starts 7-0-0 he scores 1-0-0


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com

ALL-TIME STATISTICS Korede Aiyegbusi

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

8

2

223

0

0

0

0

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

8

2

223

0

0

0

0

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Matt Besler

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

79

75

6762

2

2

18

7

56

40

5

0

9

0

1

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

0

0

0

0

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

82

78

7032

2

2

18

7

59

41

6

0

9

0

1

1

Teal Bunbury

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

59

34

3309

14

5

113

46

66

41

36

3

6

1

4

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

246

2

0

7

3

5

4

1

0

1

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

62

37

3555

16

5

120

49

71

45

37

3

7

1

5

1

Julio Cesar

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

33

31

2624

2

2

13

5

37

23

1

0

3

1

1

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

239

0

1

1

0

1

5

0

0

2

0

0

1

MLS - TOTAL

36

34

2863

2

3

14

5

38

28

1

0

5

1

1

2

Aurelien Collin

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

30

28

2511

6

0

22

9

48

24

3

0

12

1

3

0

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

1

0

4

1

5

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

33

31

2781

7

0

26

10

53

25

3

0

12

1

4

0

Bobby Convey

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

7

7

540

0

1

3

1

2

2

0

14

0

0

0

1

MLS - Reg. Season

171

159

14231

11

31

197

89

228

213

41

263

34

2

2

10

MLS - Post Season

5

5

450

2

1

7

3

8

8

1

11

0

0

1

0

MLS - TOTAL

176

164

14681

13

32

204

92

236

221

42

274

34

2

3

10

Dom Dwyer

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kevin Ellis

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Roger Espinoza

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

94

74

6605

2

9

74

18

124

114

8

13

15

3

1

2

KC - Post Season

5

4

288

0

0

1

0

3

5

1

0

2

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

99

78

6893

2

9

75

18

127

119

9

13

17

3

1

2

Michael Harrington

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

139

119

10757

5

13

34

21

124

99

9

4

17

0

0

4

KC - Post Season

5

5

450

0

0

0

0

3

7

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

144

124

11207

5

13

34

21

127

106

9

4

18

0

0

4

Cyprian Hedrick

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Peterson Joseph

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

1

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

1

0

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kei Kamara

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

72

62

5556

24

11

230

80

105

113

27

2

7

0

7

5

MLS - Reg. Season

152

112

10383

38

14

358

138

212

217

68

4

14

1

11

7

KC - Post Season

3

3

269

0

0

8

4

3

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Post Season

5

4

347

1

0

9

5

5

7

4

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

157

116

10730

39

14

367

143

217

224

72

4

14

1

11

7


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com Chance Myers

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

66

44

4253

0

4

42

13

66

38

3

4

4

1

0

1

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

0

0

0

0

5

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

69

47

4523

0

4

42

13

71

42

3

4

4

1

0

1

Paulo Nagamura

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

5

0

162

0

0

0

0

3

2

0

1

2

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

162

145

12930

9

14

140

51

249

211

4

18

41

2

4

5

MLS - Post Season

10

9

909

0

0

9

5

16

24

1

0

4

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

172

154

13839

9

14

149

56

265

235

5

18

45

2

4

5

Lawrence Olum

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

4

0

58

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

4

0

58

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Jacob Peterson

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

6

0

90

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

144

82

7376

9

10

115

42

45

80

16

60

5

0

3

4

MLS - Post Season

3

2

161

0

0

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

147

84

7537

9

10

115

42

46

82

17

60

5

0

3

4

Soony Saad

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

4

0

39

1

0

2

1

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

KC - Post Season

2

0

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

6

0

43

1

0

2

1

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

C.J. Sapong

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

41

28

2602

8

5

67

33

39

52

9

0

0

0

3

2

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

1

0

5

5

8

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

44

31

2872

9

5

72

38

47

59

9

0

0

0

3

2

Luke Sassano

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

10

5

545

1

0

3

2

2

6

0

1

1

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

48

30

2798

1

0

17

3

20

27

1

1

4

1

0

0

MLS - Post Season

4

4

341

0

0

1

0

3

5

0

0

1

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

52

34

3139

1

0

18

3

23

32

1

1

5

1

0

0

Shawn Singh

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Seth Sinovic

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

27

27

2186

0

1

9

2

19

25

2

0

3

0

0

0

MLS - Reg. Season

47

45

3946

0

1

17

3

33

36

2

0

6

0

0

0

KC - Post Season

3

3

265

0

0

0

0

4

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

50

48

4211

0

1

17

3

38

39

2

0

6

0

0

0

Michael Thomas

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Konrad Warzycha

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MLS - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Graham Zusi

GP

GS

MIN

G

A

SHT

SOG

FC

FS

OFF

0

CK

C

E

GWG

GWA

KC - Reg. Season

71

41

3988

7

14

86

29

51

59

5

142

7

0

2

8

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

0

2

4

0

5

3

0

11

0

0

0

1

MLS Career - TOTAL

74

44

4258

7

16

90

29

56

62

5

153

7

0

2

9


Sporting Kansas City Game Notes | April 21st, 2012 vs Portland Timbers| www.SportingKC.com

GOALKEEPING ALL-TIME STATISTICS Jimmy Nielsen

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

67

67

6007

244

173

22

71

1.06

2

3

29

21

16

KC - Post Season

3

3

270

9

7

2

2

0.67

0

0

2

1

0

MLS Career - TOTAL

70

70

6277

253

180

24

73

1.05

2

3

31

22

16

Jon Kempin

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

0

0

MLS Career - TOTAL

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N/A

0

0

0

0

0

Eric Kronberg

GP

GS

MIN

SHT

SVS

SO

GA

GAA

PG

PA

W

L

T

KC - Reg. Season

5

4

382

19

13

1

6

1.41

1

1

2

1

2

MLS Career - TOTAL

5

4

382

19

13

1

6

1.41

1

1

2

1

2


#

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Player

Jimmy Nielsen Michael Harrington Korede Aiyegbusi Kevin Ellis Matt Besler Paulo Nagamura Chance Myers Graham Zusi Teal Bunbury Bobby Convey Konrad Warzycha Lawrence Olum Dom Dwyer Roger Espinoza Seth Sinovic C.J. Sapong Eric Kronberg Peterson Joseph Shawn Singh Jon Kempin Soony Saad Kei Kamara Cyprian Hedrick Luke Sassano Jacob Peterson Birahim Diop Julio Cesar Aurelien Collin Michael Thomas

"00" = minutes played F/M/D/G = starting position

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 90D 12 90D 90M 3 69M 13

90D 90D 39 77M 90D 90D 90M 90M 28 82M 52M

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 DC NE DAL CHV LA RSL VAN 1-0 3-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 3-1 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 90G 1

1

90D 90D 90D 90D 33 1 90D 90D 90D 90D 90M 57M 89M 89M 75F 18 85M 90M 89M 73M 31 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D 89D 90D 15 90F 90F 72F 87F 90F 62F

14 1

17

21

8

38

90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M 90M

5

90M 76M 90M 90M 78M 51M 90D 59D 90D 90D 90D 90D 90D


Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game

log: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 03/10/2012 03/17/2012 03/25/2012 04/01/2012 04/07/2012 04/14/2012 04/18/2012

KC KC KC KC KC KC KC

1 3 2 1 1 1 3

DC 0 NE 0 DAL 1 CHV 0 LA 0 RSL 0 VAN 1

W W W W W W W

Sapong Zusi 1 Collin Sapong Kamara Collin Collin

1 (Zusi 1) 93 (Kamara 1) 28; Kamara 1 (unassisted) 39; Sapong 2 (Sinovic 1, Zusi 2) 1 (Zusi 3) 49+; Kamara 2 (Myers 1, Zusi 4) 88 3 (Zusi 5) 47 3 (Convey 1) 40 2 (Zusi 6) 63 3 (unassisted) 24; own goal (Bonjour) 51; Kamara 4 (Myers 2) 65

SPORTING KANSAS CITY at vs vs at vs vs at

47

4/21 - Portland vs. Kansas City  

MLS - Timbers vs. Sporting KC