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Schmid on LA Galaxy defeat

LA Galaxy head coach SigiSchmid has stated that he is disappointed with the defeat of his team against Portland Timbers and he feels that the team could have down better.

He congratulated Portland Timbers for having been the best team on the day, and he feels that his players did not give their best on the pitch. He said that their opponent was the better team as from the kick-off and that they struggled to gain control of the game.

However, SigiSchmid believes that LA Galaxy had chances in the first half and unfortunately they did not take it. He said that despite the fact that Portland Timbers were the better side, the complexion of the game could have changed if they scored the goal first.

Unfortunately for him, his players did not manage to score a goal that would have allowed them to gain control of the game. Continue reading “Schmid on LA Galaxy defeat”

Portland Timbers produced a complete performance

Portland Timbers produced a complete performance to register the first victory of the season against FC Dallas.

The club had managed only a couple of draws and defeats up until now. They are not expected to get a win against Dallas, who have made a strong start to the season. When Akindele came up with the equaliser just six minutes after Borchers had given the lead for Portland Timbers, it looked like the same story once again for the home team. This was not the case after an inspired second-half performance saw them register a first win of the campaign.

Despite not having won a single match until now, Portland Timbers have moved into the play-off places with this victory. They have jumped above the likes of San Jose and Houston Dynamo. Manager Caleb Porter was extremely satisfied with the performance in all areas of the pitch. Dallas have a direct style of play and they have so far been able to take advantage of the explosive speed within Fabian Castillo.Porter appears to have targeted Castillo as the opposition’s major threat and negating this advantage has helped them get this victory according to the manager. Without the threat fromCastillo, Dallas could only manage three shots on target. Continue reading “Portland Timbers produced a complete performance”