CenturyLink Man of the Match vs. Chivas USA: Kris Boyd
There's no denying Saturday night's loss was a difficult one for the Timbers.
But if there was a bright spot in the proceedings, it came in the 16th minute when Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy came out to corral a looping cross and ran into defender James Riley. The ball squirted loose, both Goat players fell to the ground, and the last man standing was Timbers forward Kris Boyd. With enough time to drive to Multnomah Falls and back, the Scotsman calmly settled himself before slotting the ball into the lower left corner of the net giving him his second goal on the 2012 campaign.
Though the Timbers were unable to hold on to the lead and lost 2-1, it was Boyd's cool determination that gave the Timbers a chance to win. As such, he is your CenturyLink Man of the Match.
Congratulations to Kris and be sure to visit www.facebook.com/portlandtimbers to vote on future CenturyLink Man of the Match.