Timbers: Eryk Williamson's pair of assists leads to win at San Jose


Riding a two-game losing streak, the Portland Timbers finally got back on track Saturday evening with a 2-0 win on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes.

It's the first road victory of the season for Portland. To make it more impressive, the Timbers were missing nine players. 

With the win, Portland advances to having six points on the season, good for 9th (tied) in the Western Conference. 

Here's how it happened.

Portland did not wait long to control the match, with Eryk Williamson finding Yimmi Chará inside the eighteen for the opening goal less than five full minutes into the match.

The Timbers would enter the locker room with a single goal lead but the Earthquakes largely controlled the half with 72.4% possession to go with 10 shots, 200 more passes than Portland and six corners.

In the second half, Portland missed a few chances in the box before Portland's Claudio Bravo committed a handball inside the box on a cross.

But, in his MLS debut, Timbers goalkeeper Logan Ketterer saved the penalty kick from USMNT veteran Chris Wondolowski.

Ketterer was signed this past weekend from the USL after a season-ending injury to Jeff Attinella. 

12 minutes later, Williamson got his second assist of the match, finding Marvin Loría on the far post for a two-goal lead.

Next, Portland will host the Los Angeles Galaxy at Providence Park on Saturday, May 22nd at 12:30 p.m. PT.