New York Red Bulls 0 - 0 Portland Timbers

On the same day that Portugal and France played out a fairly forgettable European Championship final, two teams in need of a win met in Harrison, NJ. The New York Red Bulls faced off against the Portland Timbers and both teams produced a match to rival the first 90 minutes of the earlier international, including a player stretchered off (Red Bulls Gideon Baah as opposed to Christiano Ronaldo).

Both teams made sporadic attempts to get a the ball into a decent shooting position, but the defenses held strong

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From time to time, the Red Bulls tried to release Bradley Wright-Philips with a long ball, but it was all to no avail.

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...so the midfield battles continued

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When the ball did make it into the box, the defensive tackling continued to stymie the attacking forces.

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Towards the end of the game the attacking play picked up, and several chances were made by both teams

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So the game ended 0-0 with both teams having had 4 shots on goal, with none making it past either keeper.

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