Two games from Tuesday night, with Houston and Chicago ending scoreless in front of 22,039 at BBVA Stadium. Chicago finished with only one shot on goal from six taken. Houston did one better, but needed 13 shots to produce those two chances.
In Portland, the Timbers beat the team with the best record in Major League Soccer with a 2-1 win over San Jose at Jeld-Wen Field . Danny Mwanga opened the scoring for the home side in the 29th minute with Jack Jewsbury doubling the lead in the 59th. Alan Gordon pulled a goal back for the Earthquakes in the 74th.
“It was a bit difficult for us to get used to the turf with the way it plays,” Gordon said. “Bottom line is, Portland played well and it took us a half to get into the game. I think we got unlucky on the second goal. There are some positives to take out of the game, though. Without that second goal we could have stayed in it like we always have. I don’t think we’re going to hang our heads on this one. We’re going to look to the next game and get the win.”