Injury-plagued Portland Timbers fall 3-0 to Philadelphia Union


The Philadelphia Union took advantage of an injury-depleted Portland Timbers on Sunday, crushing them 3-0 Sunday night at Subaru Park in front of 6,300 fans. 

Ravaged by injuries, the Timbers didn’t stand much of a chance against a team at full strength. 

Kacper Przybylko (26’), Sergio Santos (31’), and Jack Elliott (63’) all scored for the Union in the 3-0 victory.



Two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Andre Blake earned his fifth shutout of the season.

“Unfortunately today we weren’t [very good] against a team that is very strong in the air,” Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “They have some tall players and I think, especially [Kacper] Przybylko was fundamental for them in basically the set pieces they converted into goals. We just needed to do a better job, but the entire group will continue to work on that and be better.”

The Timbers limp into the June break 3-4-0, but not before earning six points in two matches against the LA Galaxy in the two previous matches. And that’s something to celebrate. 


“They all did a great job,” Savarese said. “What more can I ask these guys for what they’ve been able to give me today. Of course we are disappointed, but achieving six points in three games has been great from the players and I’m very proud.”

The Timbers’ next match is on June 19th against Sporting KC at Providence Park.