Crew beat Timbers on own goal
Saturday, July 23, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An own goal by Portland defender Mamadou Danso gave the Columbus Crew a 1 -0 victory over the Timbers on Saturday night.
Columbus (8-6-7) moved into a tie with Philadelphia for first place in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of third-place New York. Portland (6-10-3) remained eighth in the West.
The play began with a cross from the left flank by Robbie Rogers into the box to Chad Marshall, who headed the ball to Tommy Heinemann for a shot that hit the left post past diving goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
He and teammate Emilio Renteria were there for the rebound and Eddie Gaven was able to get a foot on the ball and possibly put it across the line but Danso chested it and knocked the ball into the side netting.