Three Stars: Portland Timbers
1. Alexandre Pato
Could it be anyone else? Alexandre Pato got the start at striker and delivered another quality performance. The former Brazilian international boasts a rare level of technical class that was on full display in the Rose City. His assist to Junior Urso was a beautiful chipped ball into the box, one of the best chances created all season.
Pato played more of a false nine, dropping in a lot deeper than Ercan Kara or Tesho Akindele would, but his ability to combine and dribble was on full display in that false nine role. If there was one frustrating thing about the Duck's performance was his lack of shot. As the sole striker, he needed to find more opportunities in and around the box, but it was an otherwise superb performance from a superb player.