May 21, 2006 USL Portland Timbers vs Toronto Lynx (from Lynx media release)

For Immediate Release

Toronto Lynx Game Report

Lynx Fall to Timbers

Date: May 21, 2006

Venue: PGE Park, Portland, Oregon

Attendance: 3 369

Kick Off Time: 9:00 PM EST

Final Score: Toronto 1 Portland 2

Match Summary:

The Toronto Lynx dropped a 2-1 result away to the Portland Timbers this evening at PGE Park. Brazilian midfielder Osni Neto found the back of the net in injury time to give Toronto their first goal of 2006ís campaign.

Toronto applied continued pressure to Portlandís goal throughout the first half, registering 5 shots and forcing Timbers goalkeeper Josh Saunders to make 4 saves. Newly acquired former Trinidad and Tobago international goalkeeper Richard Goddard made 2 stops for the Lynx in the first 45 minutes of play. It was 0-0 as both teams headed to the locker rooms at the half.

Portland opened scoring seven minutes into the second half. Midfielder Luke Kreamalmeyer connected with Oral Bullenís pass and beat Lynx Ďkeeper Goddard with his strike.

Portland doubled their lead nine minutes later. Bullen was involved again but this time playing the role of finisher and not provider. He connected with Mamba Chisoniís pass and put his effort past Goddard to give Portland a 2-0 lead with half an hour to play.

Portland held out for much of the half but their defence was breached by second half substitute Osni Neto. The Brazilianís solo effort in injury time earned Toronto their first goal this season and reduced Torontoís deficit to one. Time ran out before Toronto could find an equaliser and it was 2-1 to Portland at the final whistle.

Tonightís result leaves Toronto in 12th place of the USL First Division with a record of 0-5-0.

Torontoís next match is Friday May 26th when they host Miami FC at Centennial Park Stadium for the Lynxí annual School Day. The match gets underway at 11:00 AM.

Final Score: Toronto 1 Portland 2

Lineups:
Toronto: Goddard, Menezes, Diplacido (Neto 54), Williams (Shepherd 61), Titus, Mattacchione, Arango, Dodds, Dekker (Baxter 65), Bedenikovic, Aristedemo (Chin 65)

Portland: Saunders, Chisoni (Poltl 76), Alvarez (Bullen 51), Thompson, Randolph (Marcum 84), Nsien, Goodfellow, Morrison, Kreamalmeyer, Gutierrez-Mendez (McAthy 45), Alcaraz-Cuellar

Cautions: Toronto: Diplacido 29, Williams 59, Bedenikovic 84 Portland: Goodfellow 54, Thompson 57

Ejections: None

Shots: Toronto 8 , Portland 13

Saves: Toronto 4, Portland 6

Fouls: Toronto 19, Portland 12

Scorers: Toronto: Neto (unassisted) Portland: Kreamalmeyer (Bullen 52), Bullen (Chisoni 61)

The Toronto Lynx' next game is at home against Miami FC on Friday May 26th at 11:00 AM.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
ROB IRWIN, MEDIA RELATIONS
416-251-4625 ext. 23

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