Portland, Ore. – The San Jose Earthquakes picked up a clean sheet and won their opening game at the Rose City Invitational 1-0 against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Sunday.
The Earthquakes found the scoreboard in the 26th minute thanks to an own goal from Portland’s Norberto Paparatto. Shea Salinas played a corner kick short to Sam Cronin, who whipped a cross toward the far post. Clarence Goodson won the ensuing header and nodded the ball across the goal face. Both Steven Lenhart and Paparatto rose for the ball, with the Argentinean ultimately knocking his attempted clearance into his own net.
The Earthquakes will continue Rose City Invitational action on Wednesday, Feb. 26 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Kickoff is 5 p.m. PT at Providence Park in Portland, Ore. with a livestream available at www.sjearthquakes.com.
Portland Timbers 0:1 San Jose Earthquakes
Providence Park – Portland, Ore.
February 23, 2014 – Attendance: 13,503
Scoring Summary: SJ – Norberto Paparatto (own goal) 26.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Sam Cronin (caution) 37; SJ – Victor Bernardez (caution) 49; SJ – Atiba Harris (caution) 56; POR – Norberto Paparatto (caution) 60; SJ – Khari Stephenson (caution) 83.
San Jose Earthquakes: Jon Busch, Brandon Barklage (Atiba Harris 46), Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson, Jordan Stewart, Cordell Cato, JJ Koval, Sam Cronin (Khari Stephenson 73), Shea Salinas (Sam Garza 84), Chris Wondolowski, Steven Lenhart (Adam Jahn 84).
Portland Timbers – Donovan Ricketts, Jack Jewsbury (Frederic Piquionne 84), Norberto Paparatto, Pa Modou Kah, Michael Harrington, Ben Zemanski, Gaston Fernandez, Diego Chara, Kalif Alhassan (Diego Valeri 62), Maximiliano Urruti (Schillo Tshuma 74), Darlington Nagbe.