MLS Review

Timbers upset Earthquakes

July 4, 2012

The Western Conference-leading San Jose Earthquakes suffered their first Major League Soccer loss since May 27 on Tuesday night, going down 2-1 against the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field.

Jack Jewsbury celebrates his goal
GettyImagesJack Jewsbury celebrates his goal

Danny Mwanga and Jack Jewsbury each netted their first goals of the season to put Portland in the ascendancy, with Alan Gordon's 74th-minute consolation strike not enough to prevent the Earthquakes - who headed into the match on a three-game winning streak - from slipping to defeat.

Also on Tuesday, the Houston Dynamo and the Chicago Fire battled out a 0-0 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium in a match where clear-cut chances were at a premium. The teams managed only three shots on target between them and remained fifth and fourth, respectively, in the Eastern Conference standings.