Alpha United go down 4 – 1 to Portland Timbers



A player from Portland Timbers celebrate. [Photo taken from CONCACAF website]
A player from Portland Timbers celebrate. [Photo taken from CONCACAF website]
[] – Alpha United remains pointless after losing 4-1 to Portland Timbers on Tuesday evening at the Guyana National Stadium when the CONCACAF Club Champions League continued.

Alpha United were simply out classed in the encounter despite showing shades of potential during the game that seemed a long one for the host in front of a loud home crowd.

‎Alpha United, who had been focusing on their offence heading into the encounter on Tuesday, were out gunned as Steve Zakuani opened the scoring for Portland with an easy strike in the 17th minute.

Portland soon padded their lead as Maximiliano Urruti‎ struck with a wonderful goal in the 33rd to make the score 2-0.

However, just before halftime Alpha would strike to the eruption of the home crowd with a goal from imported player Barbosa Murilo in the 44th minute, giving Alpha so muting to feel confident about heading into the break at a 2-1 disadvantage.

A passive start to the second half for Alpha would only allow Portland who had a tad more possession to break the defence of Alpha to score in the 65th minute with a goal from Fanendo Adi to make the score 3-1.

A desperate Alpha United team would make a few runs failing to end with any positive results only to have their hearts sink more when Alvas Powell rocked the back of the net for Portland in the 83rd minute.

Alpha United will now leave Guyana to play the away games starting with Olympia of Honduras later in the year.


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